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Feuding with the Sheriff

From Total Buzz yesterday: Sheriff’s layoffs ignite feud Union officials were told today that Sheriff Sandra Hutchens plans to lay off 30 non-sworn employees within the department and demote 10 more, igniting allegations of misspending and terse emails between the sheriff and a union leader over whether the Hutchens should have personally delivered the bad…

2008 SAUSD Election: An Analysis Part 1

2008 was the first time there was an open seat on the school board, where at least one incumbent was not seeking re-election since 1998. Longtime board member and comic relief Rosemarie Avila was finally retiring to take on Loretta Sanchez in a quixotic run for Congress. Immediately, people began speculating, who will be “the…

Quach Pleads Guilty to All Counts

Westminster city council member Andy Quach has pleaded guilty to all counts associated with his drunk driving arrest. HT to Bolsavik for the news. Councilman “Smiley”was sentenced to 10 days Caltrans work, three years of informal probation, fines and fees of about $2,000, and a 9-month alcohol awareness program Quatch did not appear in court…

As expected: Register Parent Files Bankruptcy

Freedom Communications Inc., parent company of the Orange County Register, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today. The action was taken in Federal Court in Delaware. The plan is to reorganize the company’s debt of $770 million down to about $325 million. Under the reorganization plan, a new board of directors and new CEO will…

Health Care March on Campbell’s Office Draws Hundreds

I was unable to get over to today’s Health Care March in Newport Beach. Fortunately, Martin Wisckol over at the Register was and posted about it on Total Buzz. Health-care reformers rally in Newport Beach After two local town halls focusing on Democrats’ heath-care reform proposal attracted more opponents than backers, advocates for a public…

Same Old Song At SAUSD

    Last year when the citizens of the SAUSD were sold Measure G, they were told that this would not be the boondoggle that Measure C was. They were told that this time the money would be responsibly spent. They said they had to do this now because there was matching funds from the…