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OC Budget Battle Begins Today

Today, June 9, 2009, the Orange County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to begin hearings on the more than $5 billion county budget. With anticipated revenue sharply down and the state legislature looking at borrowing from local governments to cover their deficit, this year’s process is shaping up to be very painful. County staff are…

“Our Son Noah”

 An Update: We’re receiving emails from a number of people who knew Noah and know the Krom family asking for details about a public memorial service.  As soon as we have information, we’ll post it.  In the meantime, if you wish to send a message to the Krom family, please post it in the comments…

Beth Krom’s Son Noah Passes Away

“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of our son Noah in Santa Barbara on Friday night.  He was a senior at UC Santa Barbara.  We appreciate the kind thoughts, prayers and messages we have received from our friends, the community, and our colleagues, as well as messages from those…

OC Register Loses Star Investigative Reporter

OC Register Political Reporter Martin Wisckol mentioned it briefly this afternoon on Total Buzz Blog, and OC Weekly’s R. Scott Moxley covered the story in a bit more detail on NagelGazing. Investigative Reporter Norberto Santana, Jr. has left the Orange County Register. After five years Norberto has left the Orange County government beat. His stories…

To Do Tonight 6-4-09

SAVE OUR BUS SERVICE RALLY To call attention to our huge bus service cuts. Thursday, June 4, 6 pm Former Bus Terminal Plaza, triangular corner of 5th St., Santa Ana Blvd., & Ross DRINKING LIBERALLY – Santa Ana The weekly gathering of liberals in Santa Ana. Join the conversations and have some fun. Thursday, June 4, 8:30…