An Assembly candidate is proposing that a coalition of business owners, politicians and religious leaders approach the
Karina Onofre, a candidate for the 74th Assembly District, on Monday called for the formation of a “blue-ribbon committee” to persuade the Clippers to leave the
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An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that Karina Onofre was a candidate in the 45th Assembly district. She is a candidate in the 74th Assembly district.
Onofre said a different market would give the Clippers a new beginning after the
Orange County has tried and failed repeatedly in its efforts to lure an NBA team, even with the prospect of playing at the visitor-friendly
The Great Park, meanwhile, is one of the most sought-after pieces of real estate in Southern California.
"We must show the Clippers the power of second chances, the power of a new home in Orange County, and the power to become another basketball powerhouse for all of Southern California," Onofre said.
Onofre, one of five candidates vying to replace Assemblyman
She told a
The 74th Assembly district includes Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach and Irvine.
"Everybody thinks it's a great idea," Onofre said of her basketball relocation plan.