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Join Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in supporting Judie Mancuso for Assembly!

As many of you know, last fall I enlisted the help of Jane Fonda here in Orange County to hold oil companies accountable for the environmental and economic damage they caused due to their oil spill. Jane knows firsthand that I will always fight to protect our environment, which is why she has endorsed my candidacy and invited […]

Maps: What 2022 redistricting means for these elections in Orange County

Redistricting – the process of redrawing electoral districts every 10 years based on U.S. Census data – might mean you’re not voting in the same district you did in the last election. The new maps released late last year changed the boundaries for U.S. House, state Senate and Assembly seats and even some local races – and even […]

OC Voters are Picking New State Representatives. What Do the Candidates Say?

How should Orange County’s representatives in Sacramento handle issues like homelessness, public safety, crime and human rights? Over the next few weeks, voters will be choosing new state representatives who will have a role in shaping that future. For years, Orange County has been a central battleground for just how much power Democrats have in […]

Speak Up Newport hosts candidates’ forums for local state races

At one of the final forums for the state races before Election Day, candidates for the 72nd State Assembly District and the 36th State Senate District addressed questions about issues currently impacting Orange County during the Speak Up Newport state candidates’ forum Wednesday night. The organization invited all six candidates running in the two state […]

Assembly candidate Mancuso answers reader’s questions

Thank you, Diane Kloke, for asking your questions in Tuesday’s edition of Stu News Laguna. Like millions of women across the United States, I was shocked when the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade, wiping out nearly 50 years of protection for women. As for my vote this fall, I am 100% in favor of Prop. […]

Stop the next pandemic

Regarding “Exotic pet trade poses disease risk” (Open Forum, Aug. 15): Thank you for the article calling on more to be done to stop live wildlife imports, the source of many zoonotic diseases, such as COVID and monkeypox.

Letters to the Editor: Kangaroo leather is a product of wildlife management, not “mass slaughters”

To the editor: Thank you for calling on state agencies to enforce the sales ban on kangaroo skin. California has a long history of protecting wildlife used in commerce via sales bans, including many big cats, zebras, pythons, elephants and others. My nonprofit, Social Compassion in Legislation, cosponsored Assembly Bill 1260, authored by Assemblymember Brian Maienschein […]