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Requiescat in Pace, Eileen Algaze

Eileen Algaze (right) makes a point with Re/Code's Walt Mossberg  (left) in February 2015 in Dana Point

This morning, my heart is heavy with thoughts of my friend Eileen Algaze, who passed away Saturday night after a long battle with cancer.  And even though I miss my friend, I’m heartened to know she left this mortal coil surrounded by her family and, with great courage, defied cancer to truly live each day…

Kang’s SD-29 Campaign Lands Key Endorsement

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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

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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?

R. Shawn Nelson, 4th District Supervisor

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…