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To Obscurity… and Beyond!

Buzz Moorlach: "To Obscurity, and Beyond!"

The final vote tally has been certified by Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley, and John Moorlach has been elected by just under 8 percent of registered voters to represent them in 37th State Senate. The seat was recently vacated by carpetbagger, or non-resident, Mimi Walters who has moved on to the United States House of Representatives…

Kashkari Abandons Poverty as a GOP Issue


Neel Kashkari, who has been mentioned as a contender in the race for Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat, has made a lot of noise about poverty last year, but has been silent on the issue since Election Day. And now that Kashkari has been mentioned as a possible Republican candidate for US Senate, it’s worth revisiting this…

Brown Sets Ambitious Environmental Goals for Future

California Gov. Jerry Brown gestures while delivering his inaugural address at the state Capitol Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Sacramento, CA. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) ( Rich Pedroncelli )

Yesterday, Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown took the oath of office for Governor for the fourth time. Unless existing term limit laws are changed, Brown will be the only four-term Governor for the State of California. In his inaugural address, Brown highlighted the differences in the state of California’s fiscal health since his inauguration four years ago.

California Inauguration Day

Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife, Anne Gust Brown, partake in hot dogs supplied by the Orange County Employees Union for their 2011 People's Inauguration Party.

Today is Inauguration Day for California’s state-wide Constitutional Officers. The most significant, the inauguration of Governor Jerry Brown to an unprecedented fourth term as Governor. Governor Brown will be inaugurated in the State Capitol. Outside, after the inauguration, workers from Orange County will hold the second “People’s Inauguration” celebration.