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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…

GOP Legislators Back Insurer Ripoff

The following story from the California Progress Report blog was forwarded to us by one of our readers. 25 Republican Lawmakers Support Safeco in Insurance Overcharge Case Doug Heller, Executive Director, Consumer Watchdog In a stunning show of fealty to insurance giant Safeco, 14 Republican state Senators and 11 Assemblymembers have asked the California Supreme…

Legislative Leaders Announce Their Budget Plan

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) today presented the budget proposal approved by the legislature’s joint Budget Conference Committee yesterday that addresses California’s budget shortfall with a balanced approach including real cuts, limited new revenues and other responsible solutions. The Budget Conference Committee proposal addresses…

Is Revolution Brewing In Iran?

This commentary was posted over on Huffington Post. Nathan is one of OC’s strong Democrats and published author – expert in Iranian politics. Is A Revolution Brewing In Iran Following the announcement by Iran’s Interior Ministry that incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had won reelection in an implausible landslide, hundreds of thousands of Iranians took to…

DOJ moves to dismiss first fed gay marriage case

Orange County Gay Couple, married last year in California has filed suit in federal court to have there marriage recognized in all states. By LINDA DEUTSCH – LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has moved to dismiss the first gay marriage case filed in federal court, saying it is not the right venue…

Steve Young Earns NALC Endorsement for 68th AD Run

Garden Grove, CA – Steve Young, candidate for the 68th Assembly District spoke about issues important to postal workers before the National Association of Letter Carriers of Local 1100 (NALC) last night and walked away with their endorsement.  Young’s speech before the packed room received enthusiastic applause several times as he talked about the importance…