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OCTA Cuts Budget by 25%, Will Layoff 400 Workers

Earlier today OCTA workers rallied before the Board Meeting to protest proposals to cut 400 jobs. The OCTA Board didn’t hear them. The OCRegister filed this video report today. The Orange County Register reports: Since June 2008, OCTA has ordered 133,000 hours cut from bus service annually – which will affect 26 routes this coming…

If You’re Poor in Anaheim, You’re Probably a Criminal!

What? Tony Saavedra has an OC Watchdog report today in the Orange County Register that caught my eye. I almost missed it. Anaheim surveillance of poor may overstep federal law Anaheim police routinely scour city records of families receiving federal rental assistance to look for links to crime suspects, a practice that critics say amounts…

Stabbing Workers in the Back – While Giving Recognition

Earlier this month, Orange County Board of Supervisors Chair, Patricia Bates, herself a former Social Worker, recognized the contributions of Social Workers to our community with a resolution proclaiming March Social Worker Recognition Month. At the same time she was recognizing county social workers, her decision to continue the County’s contract with the troubled provider MAXIMUS was starting…

Celebrate DFA’s 5th Birthday With Dr. Howard Dean

I’m going to the party. Are you? DFA-OC will be hosting a birthday party on Wednesday to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Democracy for America’s founding. Oh, and did I mention Howard Dean will call in? Details here: Date & Time: Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 5:00pm – 9:00pm Location: Roz Freeman’s Home 9862 Frederick Circle…

Beth Krom’s Kick Off Event a Successs

This afternoon Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez introduced Irvine Councilwoman Beth Krom to kick off her campaign to represent the 48th Congressional District. Krom told the 300 assembled guests that in the four years she served as Mayor of Irvine that Congressman John Campbell never once took the time to congratulate the city on their recognition as one of…