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Labor Day Story: Handling Unemployment With Class

I was browsing through the OCRegister this evening and found the following story from Peggy Lowe about one of the employees recently laid off from the Orange County Probation Department. Reserve Specialist Shamid Chaudhry came home safe from Iraq, only to lose his job. Handling unemployment with optimism Laid off probation officer sees opportunity to…

Right-Wingnuts Unhinged Over Obama Talking to Kids

UPDATE: Here’s the prepared text of the speech the president will deliver. Tim Rutten has an excellent OpEd in the LATimes today regarding the hysteria over the president’s planned Back to School address; Calls to boycott Obama’s speech to kids offer a disturbing lesson in paranoia. Rutten writes: While it long ago crossed the borders…

Senator Lou Correa Honored By National Guard

SACRAMENTO, CA— State Senator Lou Correa today received high honors from the National Guard Association of California (NGAC) for his strong support to California’s servicemen and women.  Senator Correa was the recipient of the Charles Dick Medal of Merit award. The ceremony took place at the California National Guard headquarters in Sacramento. Established in 1988,…

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…