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You’ve Gotta Love Irvine’s Liberal Budget Foresight

Sean Emery reports today in the Orange County Register that the Irvine City Council unanimously voted to set aside $1.6 million in reserve funds to blunt the impact of social services cuts to their community. While the republican majorities on most city councils in Orange County have spent every dime they have, the progressive, liberal, management…

Orange City Council – City Atty Saved $$$$$$$$$

Hats off tonight to David DeBerry, city attorney, for saving the taxpayers a lot of money! Tonight, at the 7 PM session, council was hearing an appeal from a sober living house that was not granted the variance it was seeking and needed to continue to operate.  The attorney who represents the sober living house…

CA-44: What Ken Calvert Doesn’t Want You to Have

Remember when I told you about how our lovely South County (and Riverside) Congresscritter Ken Calvert (R-Hypocrisy) was trying to take credit for economic recovery projects that he voted against? Well, guess what? Now we can actually see for ourselves what Ken Calvert voted to deny his constituents! Let’s take a look at what Ken…

OC Grand Jury Backs Hutchens on CCW’s

But I’m sure that won’t deter Supervisors Chris Norby and Janet Nguyen, or any of the other wild west advocates out there from continuing to pitch a fit over the policy. The Orange County Register’s Norberto Santana has a scoop on the the Grand Jury report that backs her up on the issue. The Orange County…

A Parking Solution for Tom Mauk

I was touched Monday morning when I read about Tom Mauk’s concern for the preservation of the paint job on his 2005 Escalade. It’s heart warming to learn that he actually cares about something. So I got to thinking, maybe there is a way that OCEA could help bridge the gap of understanding between Mauk and…

You’ve Been Mauked!

Came accross this story on Total Buzz this morning. To paraphrase Mel Brooks, “It’s good to be the King!” County CEO hogs two parking spaces, raises workers’ ire by NORBERTO SANTANA JR. Ever drive to the local mall, or workplace, and find that someone driving an expensive SUV resembling a Star Wars battle cruiser has taken…

Rep. Issa, an apologist for missing Bush White House emails, wants Obama’s emails preserved

File this under IOKIYAR (It’s OK if you’re a Republican), but Congressman Darrell Issa, who’s district touches South OC, has issued a letter warning the Obama administration to preserve emails. from CNN: “As you know, any e-mail sent or received by White House officials may be subject to retention under the Presidential Records Act (PRA),”…