HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a rundown of whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s happening on the best Orange County Blogs:
Mike Randall is trying to compile a list of the greatest fictional Orange County residents. His list currently includes Michael Bluth (Arrested Development), Shaun Brumder (Orange County The Movie), Marissa Cooper (The OC), and Sam Seaborn (The West Wing).
Paul Brennan starts by telling us that school-aged children from Spanish-speaking households are learning the English language faster than ever before, and adults arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t. And then he goes off on fifty different tangents, citing polls and newspaper articles.
Did you know that three-quarters of Americans can correctly identify two of Snow WhiteÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s seven dwarfs while only one quarter can name two Supreme Court justices?
Flash Report blogger Adam Probolsky writes one of the shallowest things IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve seen on a Ã¢â‚¬Å“politicalÃ¢â‚¬Â blog in some time.
My summer intern stumbled upon the Secretary of State’s web page on registered Sacramento lobbyists. Since there was not much intern work last week, we decided we would totally subjectively objectify the women lobbyist and choose ten that were deserving of this list.
Bitter, bitter, Steve Greenhut. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s so upset that the Orange County TaxpayerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Association supports the extension of Measure M (and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m confident that most OC voters feel this way too).
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m curious to see how the opponents of the measure will attack.
El Serracho reminds everyone that Ã¢â‚¬ËœDrinking LiberallyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ starts this Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at Memphis Bar in Santa Ana.
He didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t say it, but this is a restaurant and barÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ so there is no cover, and there is no age limit, and you don’t have to drink. Bring lots of friends.
Sonya Smith posts the candidate statements of all of the candidates running for city seats in Irvine.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a sad day when gasoline prices are over $3. I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even think of an adjective for the day when cupcake prices rise just as high:
$3.25 cupcakes became available in Orange County today with the opening of Sprinkles Cupcakes in Corona del Mar. Sprinkles is the bakery that has been causing a stir in Beverly Hills. Gourmet cupcakes have been big on the East Coast for years. The girls in “Sex and the City” chomped on them back in 2000.
DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t let the name fool youÃ¢â‚¬Â¦the Powder Blue Report isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t a lefty blog like the color might suggest. Oh no. Bartlett writes about Massachusetts Governor Mitt RomneyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s visit to Orange County on Thursday, and he complains that Romney isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t republican enough.
Matt Cunningham explains that there were multiple anti-M renewal ballot arguments filed at the Orange County RegistrarÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s office. The tough part now for the County is to figure out which one legally should be put on the ballot.
The County RegistrarÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s office would never do anything illegal, right?
Tim Whitacre, who worked on Lt. Bill HuntÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s campaign for Sheriff reminds us of the on-going aftermath of the June 6th election:
Lt. Bill Hunt, a 21 year veteran of the OCSD with a spotless record and a City Resolution from San Clemente asking for his return as their Chief of Police, is STILL on paid administrative leave by Carona.
It is truly sad to see any politician, let alone one who uses his position to pretend to be a cop, to be able to pull off political retribution at taxpayer expense.
Lt. Bill Hunt just went through one “Internal Investigation” interview an there is another one scheduled.
Carona’s ultimate goal? To find a way to fire Lt. Hunt, OR, force him to resign and look for employment elsewhere.