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Maybe Jerry (Amante) Can Host a Telethon for Tustin

One of my biggest complaints about conservative Republicans running for office in Orange County is that they seldom have a record that matches their rhetoric.  Rep. John Campbell decries government spending when proposed by President Obama but votes for the bailout of banks and the automobile industry when the ideas are proposed by the Bush…

AFL-CIO President Trumka Visits OC on Listening Tour

In what Orange County Labor Federation Executive Director Tefere Gebre says is the first ever vist by a sitting AFL-CIO President, Richard L. Trumka paid a visit to Orange County on Wednesday. He was here following through on his promise, made in September 2009, that following his election he would go out an visit labor…

Local Media Coverage on Orange County about to Improve

With the rush of news coming out last Monday, we nearly missed this announcement by the LA Times company.  If you’re a little tired of your news tilting to the right and want something a little more balanced, there are some new resources about to hit.  Here’s the announcement: LOS ANGELES and SAN DIEGO –…

Team Hutchens Gets All Puffed Up

In response to the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) asking its members if they might be interested in a brief collective work stoppage, Under Sheriff John Scott sent a memo out to all OCEA represented department members. He instituted a new policy, effective immediately, that any employee represented by OCEA who calls in sick must have a doctor’s note to return to work.

MacMurray Has Solid Chance to Win A.D. #72 Special Election On January 12th

I just returned from mailing in my and my husband’s absentee ballots for Assembly District #72’s January 12, 2010 runoff Special Election between Democratic John MacMurray, a public-school civics teacher, and Republican Chis Norby, Orange County Supervisor. The three-mile route along Imperial Highway to our local post office was liberally (!) dotted with MacMurray 4…

GGSD Trustee KimOanh Nguyen Lam walks from meeting over Lan Nguyen’s violation of Brown Act

In a dramatic move supporting government transparency and accountability, Dr. KimOanh Nguyen Lam, Trustee for the Garden Grove Unified School District, walked out of Tuesday evening’s board meeting over an alleged blatant violation of the Brown Act by her fellow board members. The Brown Act prohibits a quorum of elected officials from deciding on public matters without…