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Sanchez comes through with $13 million in federal funds

HT to Martin Wisckol over at Total Buzz. Anaheim and Santa Ana, which jointly administer the county’s Urban Areas Security Initiative, will get $12.8 million in homeland security funds to develop and implement anti-terrorism strategies, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Garden Grove, announced today. Read the rest here.

Caught Doing Someting Right

It is generally understood in the political blogsphere that the liberal blogs will be supportive of liberal candidates, and likewise conservative blogs will be supportive of conservative candidates. So it is not really surprising that Matt Cunningham over at Red County supports incumbent Congressman John Campbell over his challenger Beth Krom. Today, I caught Matt doing…

Budget Committee Says No Taking Local Funds

The LATimes reports this morning on the meeting of the California Legislatures Budget Conference Committee. The committee has said no to Arnold’s plan to steal funds from local governments, and also reduce dramatically some of the other program cuts he proposed. There are still plenty of final budget decisions that need to be made to close…

Mourning Ralph B. Clark

Former Orange County Supervisor Ralph B. Clark passed away earlier this week. The Orange County Register has a brief story about Clark and his contributions to Orange County. We pass that on to you now. Ex-supervisor ‘made our lives better,’ mourners say Funeral held for former county supervisor, Anaheim mayor and transportation guru Ralph B. Clark.…

County Workers Union Chief Speaks Out on Layoffs

Orange County Employees Association General Manager Nick Berardino sent the following message out to his 11,000 plus members highlighting the difficulties and differences of approach from county managers in addressing pending layoffs due to budget shortfalls. As the State budget situation deteriorates and it appears we may become vulnerable to even more reductions, I want…

DOJ moves to dismiss first fed gay marriage case

Orange County Gay Couple, married last year in California has filed suit in federal court to have there marriage recognized in all states. By LINDA DEUTSCH – LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has moved to dismiss the first gay marriage case filed in federal court, saying it is not the right venue…