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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.…

What Did I Tell You About Republicans & Immigration?

My goodness! John and Ken are looking for outrage, but don’t know where quite to send it. Peggy Lowe reported at Total Buzz earlier today that the KFI shock jocks were commanding their droneslisteners to bombard our lovely Orange County Supervisors with phone calls asking them why they voted to outsource the processing of traffic…

AB 43 Passes the State Senate

State Rep. Mark Leno’s bill, AB 43, that would effectively permit marriages between two consenting adults, has passed the state Senate and now awaits the governor’s signature. The LA Times had a terrific front page story in Monday’s edition that described a gay couple, one American and one Australian, denied the opportunity to obtain a…

CA National Guard Stretched to the Limit

State National Guard warns it’s stretched to the limit Mark Martin, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau Friday, May 11, 2007 (05-11) 04:00 PDT Sacramento — As state forestry officials predict an unusually harsh fire season this summer, the California National Guard says equipment shortages could hinder the guard’s response to a large-scale disaster.  A dearth of equipment such…

Bloggers take politicians to task

The Democrat that is representing the California 10th congressional district has learned a lesson that Joe Lieberman knows all to well: blogs have power. Up in Northern California, the political career of Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-Alamo) is at risk because of a very close-knit group of political bloggers.There are websites dedicated to kicking Tauscher from…

Arnold Says “No on 90″

Last week, Dan wrote a pretty intelligent post about our two options for the Governor’s race, stating that it looks like we’ve got two Dems. campaigning. Well, to add to his list of proof, here’s an article from San Francisco Chronicle Blog: With a week to go before the election, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken…