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OCWD Sues Polluters

Hot off the wire –  Orange County Water District Initiates Lawsuit Against industries that have polluted the groundwater with INDUSTRIAL Chemicals Drinking Water is Safe; Proactive Action Required to Protect Orange County’s Groundwater Basin from Further Contamination Fountain Valley, Calif. (June 23, 2008) – The Orange County Water District (OCWD) filed suit today against several…

Hmmm… I Wonder Why…

Traffic on the toll roads has dropped 10.1%? Can anyone guess why? What’s the reason for fewer people filling up their cars with that lovely $4.60+ per gallon gas to pay even more money to speed down the toll road while emitting more greenhouse gases? Can you help me figure this out? I mean, aren’t…

Moorlach: Do as I say or You’re Fired!

I wrote about this on June 3rd Moorlach is a sore-loser! but since it is on the Board of Supes. meeting agenda for Tuesday I think it’s appropriate that the matter be revisited. To recap - Board Chairman and Emperor, Chicken Little John Moorlach was quite pissed off when the Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS) Board of Directors chose…

Unity in Action

I didn’t quite know what to think when I first heard from the OC Democratic Party about the Unity BBQ that happened last Saturday. How would Barack Obama fans and Hillary Clinton supporters get along now that Democrats have a Presidential nominee in Obama? And what else would happen? Well, I guess I wasn’t quite…

Supervisor Nguyen Responds to Greenhut

In reviewing the Orange County Register’s opinion pages on Sunday I came across Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s rebuttal to Steven Greenhut’s criticisms of her and Supervisor Bates’ votes for Sandra Hutchens as Orange County’s Sheriff. Glad to see they gave some ink to the rationale for the majority view of the Board. This would of course be in…

Marriage Equality in CA – The first four days

As far as I can tell, and since I am able to write this post I am pretty sure I am correct, the world has not come to an end because same gender marriages are now legally recognized in the State of California. I am also pretty sure that the institution of marriage has not…

CA-44: Tell Ken Calvert That Drilling Isn’t the Answer

This just in from the Bill Hedrick for Congress campaign. Ken Calvert actually thinks we can drill our way out of the energy crisis. We need to send a message to Calvert that he’s just flat out wrong! Dear Friends and Supporters, Last Thursday, Ken Calvert offered what he deemed his ‘commonsense solution’ to bring…