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Lorri Galloway Not the Best for Central OC

Dan Chmielewski’s recent post has generated quite a bit of buzz. I would like to expand and give my view on this race. Although I do not live in the 4th District, many areas of this district are quite like Santa Ana and much if it even overlaps with the 47th Congressional and 34th Senate…

The Stimulus is Working

For all those naysayers who said the economic stimulus program wasn’t working, well, Labor Day weekend carried this Wall Street Journal article. From the story: “The U.S. economy is beginning to show signs of improvement, with many economists asserting the worst is past and data pointing to stronger-than-expected growth. On Tuesday, data showed manufacturing grew…

Union calls for Sheriff to save jobs by cutting extra-help retirees

From the Orange County Register: An unlikely voice has joined the pension debate, singling out what he calls “pension abuse” in Orange County.Nick Berardino (left), general manager for the Orange County Employees Association, says the countywide practice of hiring retired county employees to return and perform part time work is wrong. At a time when…

72nd Assembly District Election Update

There has been some speculation regarding the possibility of Fullerton Councilmember Sharon Quirk running for the Assembly seat vacated by Mike “Spanky” Duvall. I contacted Council Member Quirk and asked her if she would be running. No, she’s not running. That leaves John MacMurray as the only Democrat currently in the race.

The Problem with Nuclear Waste

You know, we miss State Rep. Chuck DeVore over here.  Chuck used to stop by all the time to advocate for things like Nucelar power, an industry he’s bound to work for as a consultant or lobbyist once Carly Fiorina wins the Republican primary for US Senate and Chuck is termed out of the assembly…

OC News Brief 9-15-2009

 Jaramillo gets 27 months in prison and must pay restitution. – OCRegister SANTA ANA – George Jaramillo, the ex-lawman who assisted the federal government in its takedown of former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona, was sentenced today to 27 months in federal prison. Jaramillo, a former Garden Grove police sergeant and assistant sheriff who once aspired to…

A New Voice in Orange County

H/T to Peggy Lowe over at the Register. A New Online Investigative News Site Coming to Orange County. A group of Orange County Democratic and liberal leaders will soon launch a non-profit online news site dedicated to “real-time investigative coverage” in three languages. Spearheaded by former state Sen. Joe Dunn, a Democrat from central Orange…