Editorial Staff

Courage Campaign’s Ad Slams Governator

EDITOR’S NOTE: Courage Campaign has just released this ad and call to action against Schwarzenegger’s budget demands. The ad was created by Orange County’s dMedia. The following text is taken directly from the Courage Campaign’s call to action. Arnold Schwarzenegger is about to let our state go up in smoke. But you can stop him.…

News Roundup for Saturday, July 11

Burris bails: Illinois Senator Roland Burris announces he will not run for election to the Senate seat vacated by President Obama. More at The Atlantic. California’s next residents: “The US State Department confirmed Tuesday that as many as 1,350 Iraqi Palestinians – once well-treated guests of Saddam Hussein and now estranged from Iraqi society –…

News Bits 7-07-09

Here is a quick summary of some of the news of the day for July 7, 2009. Anaheim mayor will lead fight for high-speed rail line (OCRegister) Public guardian fires back against mismanagement claims (OCRegister) California’s borrowing costs may rise after Fitch downgrades state bonds (SacBee) Bass frustrated, leaders researching Prop. 98 implications (SacBee)   And on the…

News Roundup: 7-01-09

So in the news today we have a few items that you may want to know about. Governor, lawmakers blow deadline as budget hole deepens: The legislature and governor could not agree to anything yesterday. So we have now lost $3.3 billion in savings that would have been available to meet the shortfall. The state…

News Bits: June 29, 2009

Assembly Democrats approve majority vote budget fix BRIAN JOSEPH, Orange County Register:  Exploiting a legislative loophole, Assembly Democrats late Sunday passed a tax increase and other fixes to bridge the state’s $24.3 billion deficit without a single Republican vote. Typically, tax increases and budget votes require a two-thirds majority. Since just over one third of…

State Transportation Chief Hired As New CEO of OCTA

Will Kempton, a 35-year industry veteran, will take over the reins Aug. 3 ORANGE – Will Kempton, head of the California Department of Transportation for the past five years, was hired today to become the new chief executive officer of the Orange County Transportation Authority.Kempton, who is expected to begin Aug. 3, brings to OCTA…

Jaramillo gets almost $500,000 in back pay

The Orange County Register Crime Scene Blog has the story. Jaramillo wins back pay from county in judge’s ruling by Andrew Galvin SANTA ANA – Former Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo is entitled to four years of back pay and benefits from the county on his claim that he was unlawfully terminated by former Sheriff Mike…