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Chop at the Top

That was the subject line of an email last night to Orange County workers from Orange County Employees Association General Manager Nick Berardino. His message was in response to today’s latest salvo from County CEO Tom Mauk regarding budget cuts proposed for the Social Services Agency. As the Orange County Register reported in a web…

Get Up & Get Moving for Equality!

Want to see Prop H8 repealed/overturned? Want to see marriage equality come to California, and stay once & for all? Want to see equality for all happen? How about joining the OC Equality Coalition in a very special day of action this Saturday, 12/13? We’ll be starting out at the corner of Alton & Culver…

Tit-for-Tat. Is Mauk being a childish brat?

After listening to yesterday’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting I was somewhat hopeful after Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) GM Nick Berardino’s comments that things might move forward. Norberto Santana had a different, more disappointing, perspective in his Total Buzz story Tuesday evening. Responding to an idea floated last week by union leader Nick Berardino — calling…

Choi cleans house

As they prepare for tonight’s swearing in ceremonies, the grapevine has tipped us off that Irvine council member Steven Choi has replaced all his city commission appointees and has parted ways with pollster Adam Probolsky. The skinny has to do with the OC GOP’s decision to protect Choi’s candidacy by running a hit piece on…

Thanks Beth!

Beth Krom wrapped up her final council meeting two weeks ago and tonight, she’ll turn over the mayor’s gavel to Sukhee Kang at a reception at Irvine City Hall. Beth is wrapping up one of the more successful tenures as mayor of Irvine.  The city has grown in positive ways.  BusinessWeek calls it one of…

Governor Schweitzer to Keynote 14th Truman Dinner

Just in time to kick off 2009 Presidential Inauguration festivities locally, the 14th Annual Truman Dinner is scheduled for Friday, January 16, 2009. This message came in this morning from Frank Barbaro, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Orange County. The Democratic Party of Orange County’s 14th annual Harry S Truman Awards Dinner will take…