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Solorio Asks The Governor To Stop Sale of Fairgrounds

“I strongly request that you stop the current process to sell the Orange County Fairgrounds. Under the current circumstances, it is not in the best interest of California or Orange County to sell this valuable property. This sale has been tainted by misinformation, misrepresentations, conflicts of interests, questionable legal and ethical activities, and a potential constitutional barrier regarding the sale of the property,”

Public Employee Pensions, Lies, and Audio Tape

There continues to be a great deal of criticism leveled at Public Employees regarding their pay, benefits and pensions. The criticism is largely based on false information and misleading facts. One of the biggest critics in Orange County has been the Orange County Register’s editorial writer Steve Greenhut. Mr. Greenhut has released a new book…

Loretta’s Christmas Card Pokes Fun at “The Hammer”

Congresswomen Loretta Sanchez posts an elegant Christmas Card this year which pokes fun at disgraced former Congressman Tom DeLay’s injury-shortened run on Dancing With The Stars this past season. Of course, the only show I want to see Tom deLay on is the Walk of Shame when he’s finally convicted and sentenced to some country club jail. But I think it’s safe to say, this card is no “Pet the Cat.”

Truman Dinner Sold Out!

The 15th Annual Democratic Party of Orange County Harry S Truman Award Dinner will have a capacity crowd this Friday night, December 4th, at the Irvine Hilton. More than 550 guests will gather to honor Assemblyman Jose Solorio with the Harry S Tuman Award, Florice Orea Hoffman with the Samuel Gompers Award, and Marti Schrank with the…

Irvine’s Budget Outlook for 2010; Reserves are Healthy

Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang, fresh of his listing as one of OC Metro’s “Orange County’s 25 Hottest People,” issued a report on the City of Irvine’s budget outlook for 2010. While revenues are down, strict cost cutting and smaller government have resulted in a healthly rainy day fund — all without cuts to services city residents have come to expect.

The Mayor’s report is listed below. At a time when so many Orange County cities are hurting financially and cutting back, it’s nice to see Irvine’s progressive leadership continues demonstrate quality government with all the compassion that lacks from conservative proposals to cut services to those who need help the most.