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Obama’s Inaugural Mistake

Op-Ed in today’s Washington Post regarding the selection of Rick Warren to present the invocation at Barack Obama’s Inauguration. Obama’s Inaugural Mistake By Joe Solmonese Friday, December 19, 2008; A35 Washington Post It is difficult to comprehend how our president-elect, who has been so spot on in nearly every political move and gesture, could fail…

BREAKING: US Commerce Department Rejects Toll Road to Trestles

Hot off the presses! Foothill South toll road dealt major blow by U.S. Commerce Department The controversial Foothill South toll road, proposed to connect south Orange County with north San Diego County, was handed a major blow this morning when the U.S. Commerce Department announced it would uphold the state Coastal Commission’s rejection of the…

Irvine Republicans Throw Probolsky Under the Bus

In a letter to the Irvine World News/OC Post today, defeated council candidate Patrick Rodgers said that Irvine Council member Steve Choi was “kind” in his comments about departed Commissioner Adam Probolsky. Rodgers wrote: “a substantial number of Irvine Republicans..saw (Probolsky) as one who did not represent the philosophy of the council member who appointed…

Why not Chop at the Top, first?

Orange County to lay off social service workers Dec. 29 The 210 employees who lose their jobs will get two weeks notice. County officials also prepare to proceed with more terminations. By Stuart Pfeifer – LA Times December 16, 2008 - Orange County officials plan to deliver layoff notices to social services workers in two weeks…