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Carona Sentencing set for Monday

Disgraced, resigned, and convicted felon ex-sheriff Mike Carona (the only former sheriff of Orange County without a portrait at the Sheriff’s Office) will learn his fate Monday when he is sentenced on his felony conviction of witness tampering.  The Orange County Register reports this morning that Carona and others like Mike Schroeder, ex-undersheriff Jo Ann…

OC Supervisors May Impose Politically Socialized Medicine

I would never have imagined that I would write this headline in Orange County, California. Long considered a conservative-republican bastion, it flies in the face of all that is conservative to have the “government” involved in the health care conversations between a patient and their doctor. But that is exactly what the Orange County Board…

County of Orange Spending Over $1.7 Million Of Your Money to Cut Sheriff Pensions

COUNTY OF ORANGE LEGAL BILLS NOW TOTAL OVER $1.7 MILLION FOR UNSUCCESSFUL COUNTY LAWSUIT TO CUT DEPUTY SHERIFF PENSIONS Outside Legal Counsel Rings Up $383,000 In Bills For January & February, Bringing County’s Total Legal Costs For Tossed Out Lawsuit To $1,727,320.57 SANTA ANA – The County of Orange’s legal bills for County Supervisor John…

OC Supes New Approach to Planned Parenthood Contract

Jennifer Muir over at the Orange County Register reports that the Board of Supervisors will be considering a new course in dealing with the mess that Supervisor Moorlach pushed them into. After Supervisor Moorlach pushed the Board in between an ideological rock and a hard place over a Planned Parenthood health education contract in March; it looks like calmer…

DeVore Gets Sued

Found this on CNN this afternoon. Gotta love it. Our very own Chuck DeVore, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate who can’t seem to figure out how to follow the law when producing his campaign videos. Of course, It’s OK If You’re A Republican. Don Henley sues Senate candidate over song use (CNN) — Don Henley, a…

Hedrick: GOP Rants Ignore Real Concerns

(editor note: this ran in the Press Enterprise and is republished with permission of Bill Hedrick) By BILL HEDRICK Recently, Congress approved a budget package designed to put families first by pulling America out of recession and jumpstarting the U.S. financial system. However, the budget continues to come under attack from the radical right wing…

Could You Have Killed Nick Adenhart?

The death this month of 22-year-old Los Angeles Angels rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart – killed by a drunk driver just hours after making a spectacular season debut – has lead to outrage against drunk driving in general and in particular against the driver who killed Adenhart. The drunk driver who killed Adenhart — Andrew Thomas…