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Kang’s SD-29 Campaign Lands Key Endorsement

Senate Pr­­esident Pro Tempore Kevin de León today endorsed Sukhee Kang as the Democratic candidate in the open 29th Senate District, which encompasses parts of Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties De León, the first Latino leader of the state Senate in 130 years, said, “Sukhee Kang represents everything that is great about the…

Orange County Names New CEO

Hot off the press, as they say, from Todd Spitzer’s office: Frank Kim Selected as Incoming OC County Executive Officer Effective May 12; Mike Giancola Honored for His Leadership and Service (Santa Ana, CA) — The Orange County Board of Supervisors today announced that Chief Financial Officer Frank Kim will assume the duties of County…

Uniting Orange County? Good Luck with That

The Orange County Sunday’s Register sits between the Sunday LA Times and NY Times on my kitchen table.  If my daughter sees me reading the Opinion pages, she asks me if I’ve taken my blood pressure medicine first.  The Register opinion pages each Sunday are consistent in two ways — columns shill for Republicans or…

Judge Nelson?

Orange County Superior Court Judge Marc Kelly is being served with a recall notice today (hat tip to Matt Coker at the OC Weekly), and should the movement to remove the judge for an atrocious sentence of 20-year old  Kevin Jonas Rojano-Nieto, who sexually assaulted a three-year old girl he was related to.  The crime…

Patriot Act Section 215 Deadline Looms: are We Safer Online?

Loretta Sanchez

June 1 brings a looming deadline; section 215 of the Patriot Act, which is the National Security Agency’s sweeping surveillance program of online communications, is up for renewal.  The Patriot Act, crafted hastily in the wake of 9/11, has been renewed every time it’s come up.  There’s a new bill, the USA Freedom Act, designed to…

Irvine City Council will discuss unanticipated site soil contamination at Portola High Site

Council member Beth Krom wants the I’s dotted and T’s crossed when it comes to the chain of communications in regards to new findings of soil contaminates at the site of Irvine’s new Portola High School currently under construction.  The recent discovery of petroleum hydrocarbons and naphthaline, a known cancer causing agent typically found in…