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Assemblywoman Diane Harkey to Appear on Ladera Internet Talk Radio Show

As some of you may know, James Schmitt, who is the publisher of the Ladera Times, hosts a weekly internet radio show called “Open Mic.”  Schmitt fancies himself a “liberal Rush Limbaugh” (his words, not ours) and his show focuses primarily on politics.  Tomorrow (March 20) at 2 PM, Schmitt hosts California Assemblywoman Diane Harkey, R-73rd District on his program.  Harkey represents much of South County, including Ladera Ranch.  To listen, go to at 2PM on Wednesday.

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