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Call me Old-Fashioned, but I’d like to think no one knows Orange County better than the folks who cover it – the OC news media at the Register, the LA Times, the Daily Pilot, OC Weekly and a host of excellent weekly newspapers.  So I am disheartened to learn from MediaBistro and the OC Weekly’s…

Sheriff Hutchens: Stepping off on a secretive left foot

This morning ther was a bit of a scramble at the Hall of Administration. Fifth floor staff (BOS) were surprised with a morning email announcement from Chairman John Moorlach. He informed his colleagues that he was granting a request from Sandra Hutchens for a private swearing in ceremony today, supposedly so she could get to…

Dear Tom: About that whole Carlos thing…

I mentioned on Wednesday that I had heard back from the CEO Media Relations office regarding comments attributed to OC Public Works Director of Administration, and Santa Ana City Councilman, Carlos Bustamante regarding the appointment of Orange County’s new Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. “The County Executive Office is unable to comment on personnel matters.” Please forgive…

Our Inspirational Quote of the Day

Again, from the book, “What Liberals Believe” comes this gem from fromer US Senator Gary Hart: “I think the religious right is making Jesus into some kind of Old Testament wrathful prophet who is judgmental, divisive and opposed to any notion of liberalism, whereas the teachings of Jesus tell quite a different story.  He was…

CA-44: Bill Hedrick on the SoCal Edison Rate Increases & Possible San Onofre Power Plant Expansion

This just in from the Bill Hedrick campaign in CA-44 (www.hedrickforcongress.com). This is an important issue on the minds of many South County residents. See below for all the details. Bill Hedrick Supports Delay in Southern California Edison Rate Increases Residents of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station evacuation area near Capistrano Bay are extremely…

SD 33: Mimi Walters on Education- Public Schools Need Competition!

“It gives parents an alternative when the public school isn’t meeting their needs. In fact, I have introduced legislation on behalf of the charter school…and…legislation that’s been able to make them more competitive with the public schools and I’m very proud to say that the Charter Schools association has made me their legislator of the…