Editorial Staff

Planned Parenthood to Deliver Petitions to Supes

At today’s Board of Supervisors meeting Supervisor Janet Nguyen will present a Resolution recognizing Public Health Week which started yesterday, April 6th. At the same meeting, Jennifer Muir reports in the Orange County Register on the Healthy Living Blog that: Planned Parenthood supporters plan to submit petitions to Orange County Supervisors on Tuesday urging them…

News Roundup for Monday, April 6

Did you use Stewart’s Calculus in a high school or college course? Jim Stewart “just finished building a spectacular $24 million home in Toronto with a private concert hall… [He] earned his millions writing calculus textbooks.” Yep, and you paid as much as $200 to suffer through that book. Apparently some of those who died…

Pew News IQ Quiz — What’s Your Score?

Take the Pew Research Center’s 12 question quiz to test your knowledge of prominent people and major events in the news. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,003 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in a recent national survey. No peeking! How did you do?

News Roundup for Friday, April 3

Politics as blood sport: Kevin Drum, talking about a smear campaign being waged against a low-level Obama appointee, notes that the “increasingly dismal Senate kabuki show… makes it harder and harder to fill high-level administration positions. It’s one thing to go through this kind of harangue to become Secretary of State, but it’s quite another…

News Roundup for Thursday, April 2

An occasional posting of news stories that pique our interest for no special reason. Oregon Democrats are known terrorists: Plank 7.5 (bottom of page 38) of the 2008 Platform of the Oregon Republican Party states, “Inter-jurisdictional agency cooperation shall be improved for more effective joint action against organized crime, drug cartels, terrorist networks and the…

News Roundup for Wednesday, April 1

As unusual as some of these items seem, none contain April Fools’ jokes as far as we know. Flushing trees down the toilet: “The tenderness of the delicate American buttock is causing more environmental devastation than the country’s love of gas-guzzling cars, fast food or McMansions” (A convenient recycled tissue and paper guide is available…

New Political Consulting Firm Launched

Santa Ana – Democratic Party insiders, Chris Prevatt and Phil Bacerra announced today the formation of their newest political venture. “Today we embark on a journey to change the political landscape of Orange County,” said Prevatt. With our combined 35 years of experience in the political arena, we will help guide a new generation of…