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Hugh Hewitt, Rush Limbaugh Call for a Boycott of GM

Orange County’s Hugh Hewitt continues to embarass himself with a call to boycott General Motors because the trouble automotive company accepted a government bailout. “Every dollar spent with GM is a dollar spent against free enterprise,” conservative talker Hugh Hewitt wrote online last week. Never mind that countless families and small businesses depend on GM,…

Sheriff’s Department Takes A $28 Million Hit At Budget Hearing

Jennifer Muir has the story over at the OC Register.com, but here are some of the highlights. SANTA ANA Despite warnings that slashing the sheriff’s department could cripple jails, increase response times and impact investigations, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appeared poised to cut nearly $28 million from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department budget.…

OC Grand Jury: Street’s SIV Investments Imprudent

The Orange County Grand Jury has released a report on their review of Treasurer-Tax Collector Chriss Street’s investments in Structured Investment Vehicles (SIVs) HT Ron Campbell-OC Register. The Grand Jury concluded that “although SIVs are ‘facially’ compliant with the County’s policies, these investments should have been reviewed and challenged.” The report added that “the Grand…

Noah Krom’s Memorial Service set for Thursday

The Krom family appreciates the outpouring of love and all the thoughtful expressions of sympathy you have extended in this time of their most intense grief. The are trying hard to make sense of this tragedy. Their hearts are broken and they know that only time and the support of their family and friends over…

OC Budget Battle Begins Today

Today, June 9, 2009, the Orange County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to begin hearings on the more than $5 billion county budget. With anticipated revenue sharply down and the state legislature looking at borrowing from local governments to cover their deficit, this year’s process is shaping up to be very painful. County staff are…

“Our Son Noah”

 An Update: We’re receiving emails from a number of people who knew Noah and know the Krom family asking for details about a public memorial service.  As soon as we have information, we’ll post it.  In the meantime, if you wish to send a message to the Krom family, please post it in the comments…