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Today is Election Day in the First District

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Today is Election Day in central Orange County to replace First District Supervisor Janet Nguyen who in December moved on to Sacramento as the 34th District State Senator. The election is likely to be a very low turnout election, around 20 percent of registered voters. Polls will be open, in the district which stretches from Santa Ana westward into Garden Grove, Westminster, Midway City, and Fountain Valley, from 7 am to 8 pm.

Brown Sets Ambitious Environmental Goals for Future

California Gov. Jerry Brown gestures while delivering his inaugural address at the state Capitol Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Sacramento, CA. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) ( Rich Pedroncelli )

Yesterday, Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown took the oath of office for Governor for the fourth time. Unless existing term limit laws are changed, Brown will be the only four-term Governor for the State of California. In his inaugural address, Brown highlighted the differences in the state of California’s fiscal health since his inauguration four years ago.

California Inauguration Day

Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife, Anne Gust Brown, partake in hot dogs supplied by the Orange County Employees Union for their 2011 People's Inauguration Party.
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Today is Inauguration Day for California’s state-wide Constitutional Officers. The most significant, the inauguration of Governor Jerry Brown to an unprecedented fourth term as Governor. Governor Brown will be inaugurated in the State Capitol. Outside, after the inauguration, workers from Orange County will hold the second “People’s Inauguration” celebration.

Garden Grove Mayoral Recount Ends

Bao Nguyen, Garden Grove Mayor

Garden Grove Mayor Bruce Broadwater has ended the recount in the City of Garden Grove mayoral contest. The recount began this morning and ended this evening following a full day of manually recounting ballots. Mr. Broadwater made the original request following the certification of the election.

Obama Takes on The Politics of Immigration Reform

Obam Immigration Address

Yesterday, President Barack Obama took his case for immigration reform directly to the American people. Unfortunately, Many Americans probably didn’t even notice. All three major television networks indicated that they were not interested in interrupting their prime-time schedules for a Presidential address on immigration. While this is reality runs counter to the misperception that there is a “liberal bias” in the media, it is also a symptom of the growing apathy of the American public towards politics and government in general. Using the apathy of voters towards this November’s election as a measure, the networks decisions are understandable.