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What Do YOU Think: Is Metrolink Commuter Rail Worth the Cost?

From a trend perspective, the streets, roads and freeways are seeing more congestion,” said Darrell Johnson, an Orange County Transportation Authority official. “And it’s making people think of more options.” And for many of us in Orange County, that means Metrolink commuter rail service. As soon as I found this in The Register this morning,…

Diane Harkey & the Dana Point Conspiracies

Apparently, Dana Point Mayor Diane Harkey has been seeing black helicopters in the sky for quite some time. Last week, the Recall Diane Harkey campaign released a voicemail that Harkey had left to a former supporter, in which she was accusing one of her colleagues on the city council of conspiring with certain constituents who…

Asm. Solorio Hosts Town Hall on Gang Violence

As Jubal/Matt would say at OC Blog, this just came over the transom from our dear friend, Assembly Member Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana):  State Assemblyman Jose Solorio, Chairman of the Public Safety Committee invites you to a Town Hall meeting Confronting Gangs and Youth Violence: Community-Based Solutions Friday, August 31, 2007 10:00 a.m. to 1:00…

With Water So Clean, No Wonder We All Love Laguna!

I know there are many reasons to love Laguna Beach. Who doesn’t love the art? Who doesn’t love the scenic hillsides and canyons? Who doesn’t love the rustic landscape of this crown jewel of the California Coast?But today, we have a new reason to love Laguna, a reason that I just discovered at The Register.…

What Do YOU Think: Can Our Bridges Come Crumbling Down?

(Photo courtesy of OC Register) As soon as I saw this in The Register, I just had to read it. Two dozen bridges in Orange County are flagged as “structurally deficient” by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Bridge Inventory. Sixteen have ratings equal to or worse than the Minneapolis bridge that collapsed last week.…