Editorial Staff

OC Supervisors put leash on sheriff over reorg plan

Today the Orange County Board of Supervisors slammed Sheriff Sandra Hutchens over her reorganization plan announced last Friday. In that plan Sheriff Hutchens lays off 23 non-sworn personnel, while at the same time promoting 15 managers to fill vacancies in administrative ranks resulting from previous layoffs and retirements. In addition, Hutchens laid off Assistant Sheriff…

Help Ensure Prop 8 Trial is Televised

UPDATE 1.6.10: Per the San Jose Mercury News, “Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker approved court-operated cameras in his courtroom for delayed release on YouTube, but rejected a bid by media organizations to televise the proceedings themselves for live broadcast.” Attempts for live broadcast  are on-going. Later this month the long-awaited trial of Proposition 8…

OC Political News Round-Up

Here are some of the stories we’ll be following today: 72nd Asssembly Race Going to a Runoff on January 12th Chris Norby came out on top in yesterday’s Special Primary Election to fill the unexpired Assembly term of disgraced Republican Milke Duvall who resigned earlier this year in wake of a sex scandal. Norby will…

Project Labor Agreements Put Local People FIRST

by Tefere Gebre, Executive Director, Orange County Labor Federation The assault on Orange County by Colorado-based zealot Eric Christensen and Supervisor John Moorlach on behalf of anti-worker contractors couldn’t come at a worse time for Orange County residents.  The County is wracked by unemployment and many working families are having a hard time making ends…

Governor Signs Harvey Milk Day and Marriage Recognition Bills

Editor’s Note:  The following was sent in a release from Equality California. We may not agree with much that Gov. Schwarenegger does, but today, we thank him. Sacramento – Today Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law two historic LGBT rights bills – recognizing the contributions of slain civil rights leader Harvey Milk and a bill that…

A New Voice in Orange County

H/T to Peggy Lowe over at the Register. A New Online Investigative News Site Coming to Orange County. A group of Orange County Democratic and liberal leaders will soon launch a non-profit online news site dedicated to “real-time investigative coverage” in three languages. Spearheaded by former state Sen. Joe Dunn, a Democrat from central Orange…