Editorial Staff

Does Orange County Need 34 Cities?

From PublicCEO.com – Originally Reported on OC Register’s OC Watchdog blog It’s a question that deserves an answer: how many local governments are too many local governments. If half of Orange County’s population is served by seven cities, could the taxpayers be better served if there were fewer than 27 municipalities for the other half?…

Riverside County Registrar of Voters Barbara Dunmore fired after delayed vote counts

Riverside County officials [Tuesday] removed Registrar of Voters Barbara Dunmore as the county’s top election official. Dunmore – a longtime county employee who has served as registrar since July 2004 – was let go from her job just hours after county supervisors publicly grilled her about the Nov. 2 election. As a county department head,…

FedEx Volunteers Trash Anaheim Women’s Shelter [Updated]

When Je’Net Kreitner agreed to allow volunteers from FedEx Ground in Anaheim into her home, Grandma’s House of Hope, which also serves as a shelter for disabled and distressed women, she was not prepared for what was to happen. The team of 50 volunteers was supposed to remove the carpeting and replace it with laminate…

I Remember

Who cares what a bunch of burned out (mostly) old white guys remember? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlBOv8m_Xa8[/youtube]

Prison Economics Help Drive Arizona Immigration Law

Last year, two men showed up in Benson, Ariz., a small desert town 60 miles from the Mexico border, offering a deal. Glenn Nichols, the Benson city manager, remembers the pitch. “The gentleman that’s the main thrust of this thing has a huge turquoise ring on his finger,” Nichols said. “He’s a great big huge…

VADPAC launches YouTube ad against Van Tran

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7pGgiA4V4Q[/youtube] The Vietnamese American Democratic PAC of Orange County just launched two new ads against State Rep. Van Tran in his race against Rep.  Loretta Sanchez. The ads are very hardhitting andin Vietnamese.  So click on the ad and read along: “In his six years in the state legislature, Van Tran has:  VOTED against the…

Follow the Proposition Money

The California Voter Foundation has created a “Follow the Money” guide to November’s propositions. You can see the top 5 contributors, pro and con, to each ballot measure by going to their November 2010 General Election Guide and clicking on each Proposition number. Select “Follow the Money/Top 5 Donors” to see who are the major…