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OC Deputies Facing Only 7 “possible” Layoffs -so far

While the Sheriff’s Department managers are flying to LA for Chili Cook-offs, and keeping on payroll more than 70 highly paid double-dipping management retirees; more information on the looming budget cuts facing the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) is starting to seep out. Yesterday evening an email went out to Sheriff’s deputies from their union leadership…

Vietnamese Businessman Phu Nguyen Announces Assembly Bid

“I am running because I still believe in the California Dream. My parents came to California as refugees from Vietnam with two dollars in their pocket and the dream of making a new life in this great country. They struggled and sacrificed, working long hours to build a business, but they thrived because they found opportunity. That opportunity included a great education system, infrastructure investment, support for working families, and a business community focused on common goals. Their success was linked to the success of California as it grew to the eighth largest economy in the world.”

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.