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On The Agenda This Week…

A few items on the Agenda for the Tuesday, March 3, 2009 meeting of the Orange County Board of Supervisors have raised my interest. First we have: 36. Revised Title to read: County Executive Office – Response to 2/10/09 Board Directive regarding HOA Security Services – All Districts  Receive and file proposal from Santa Ana…

Pumping Paychecks – Update

If you were to walk into the county economic development agency (or any economic development agency for that matter) and tell them this story, they would be wining and dining you to get you here as fast as possible.  It goes like this: I have a company which needs to relocate.  I’m going to need…

Say Hello to Sunny D!

For all of us who have sorely missed the presence of Claudio Gallegos in the OC blogosphere… He’s back! After a one year sabattical from the blogosphere, I am happy to announce my return and the premiere of a new blog, SUNNY D! After much thought and reflection, I decided to strike it out on…

Irvine’s Beth Krom expected to run for Congress

It’s not official yet, but Irvine City Council member Beth Krom is putting the pieces in place for a run for Congress in 2010 in CD-48.  As a city council member and as a former Mayor, Krom has a lot going her way.  She’s also proven she can raise enough money to launch a solid…

More Homophobia in Newport Beach?

Recently, the spotlight was shown on Corona del Mar High School and the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. Unfortunately, that wasn’t for good reasons. But now, a new controversy is brewing in Newport. And this time, it involves the police department. “It was like being back in high school. You’re either in the ‘in’ crowd or…

Los Alamitos Mayor to Resign?

Via Calitics, I found this from the paper that occasionally notices that we exist whenever we have “big news”: Los Alamitos Mayor Dean Grose has announced that he will resign over a controversy that has sparked charges of racism from an e-mail photo he sent out this week depicting a superimposed watermelon patch in front…

Court throws out lawsuit to gut deputy benefits

LOS ANGELES – Rejecting legal arguments by the County of Orange that Deputy Sheriff pension benefits in Orange County are unconstitutional, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Helen Bendix today threw out of court a lawsuit by the Orange County Board of Supervisors to overturn 3% at 50 pension benefits for Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (County…