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OC Young Democrats Host Melissa Fox Thursday Night

AD-70 candidate Melissa Fox is scheduled to speak to the Orange County Young Democrats tomorrow night.  Details are below, but clearly Melissa is one of the best Democratic candidates to challenge for this assembly seat in years. Just a reminder to join us this Thursday February 11th as we have special guest Melissa Fox introduce…

OC Supervisors Approve Deputies Contract

The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 on Tuesday to ratify the contract agreement with the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs. The deal marks a compromise reached after six months of negotiations, as declining tax revenue and climbing retirement costs continue straining county coffers.

Mayor Kang’s 2010 State of the City Address for Irvine

Irvine has really weathered the storm of the current economic downturn due to smart fiscal planning and by squeezing more from every tax dollar.  Progressive leaders have had the majority for a decade and the visionary leadership makes Irvine’s fiscal picture one that’s envied throughout Orange County. And despite Irvine’s good fortune, potential pitfalls do…

OC Supervisors put leash on sheriff over reorg plan

Today the Orange County Board of Supervisors slammed Sheriff Sandra Hutchens over her reorganization plan announced last Friday. In that plan Sheriff Hutchens lays off 23 non-sworn personnel, while at the same time promoting 15 managers to fill vacancies in administrative ranks resulting from previous layoffs and retirements. In addition, Hutchens laid off Assistant Sheriff…

Steve Young Announces for Newport Beach City Council

This just in from Steve Young: Steve Young filed a “Candidate Intention Statement” with the Newport Beach City Clerk’s office. He is running for City Council in the 3rd District of Newport Beach for the November 2010 election. Don Webb has held the 3rd District Council seat for two terms, the limit of the office…