Editorial Staff

GOP Donor Backing AAA’s SB 994 Behind Efforts to Deny Democrats Supermajority Status

Assemblyman Jose Solorio

When you think AAA, you think emergency road service and maps for the family vacation (although Garmin and Google Maps have pretty much put an end to that). But in reality, AAA is is an insurance company. Last week, it unveiled legislation, SB 994, billed as the “AAA Insurance Data Grab Bill” by its opponents, that would allow insurance companies to access data from automobiles.

Moorlach Ducks Out of Congressional Bid

Chicken Little John Moorlach

Supervisor John Moorlach announced that he was dropping his bid for the 45th Congressional seat being vacated by retiring Congressman John Campbell. It was a long shot to begin with, given the huge fundraising advantage the State Senator Mimi Walters had in fundraising.

OC Supervisors endorse Sheriff’s $1.5 million plan for CCW applications backlog

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At Tuesday’s Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting, Board members essentially tripped over one-another to support funding an additional $1.5 million for the Sheriff to process a backlog of about 1,000 Concealed-Carry Weapons permit applications which have resulted from a recent federal court ruling that loosened the standards for establishing need for a permit.

Spitzer added to CalOptima Board, Nguyen stays

Supervisor Janet Nguyen

On Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors added an additional member to the board of CalOptima, the beleaguered agency responsible for delivering health care services to nearly 500,000 low income individuals, seniors, and families in Orange County. The additional member is Supervisor Todd Spitzer, who has been sharply critical of Supervisor Janet Nguyen and her service on the board.