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Beth Krom’s announcement

IRVINE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER BETH KROM DECLARES HER CANDIDACY FOR CONGRESS IN CALIFORNIA’S 48TH DISTRICT IRVINE, California, March 9, 2009 — Irvine City Council member Beth Krom today announced her candidacy for Congress in California’s 48th district covering the Orange County cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods, San…

OC Supervisor Perks: Cushy Jobs for Friends and Family

We’ve been following the perks that OC Supervisors get at taxpayer expense for a while now. One of those perks we haven’t covered in much detail is the practice of handing out cushy management jobs to their former staff members. The ability to appoint their friends to high paid management level county jobs in their district offices isn’t unusual…

Krom Makes it Official

We recieved the following announcement this morning from Irvine Councilwoman Beth Krom. I wanted you to be among the first to know that I am running for Congress! Everything I have learned from my eight years as a City Council member and Mayor has reinforced one undeniable truth: without strong, committed representation in Washington, our…

Children’s Immunizations Needling Supervisors

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors wants to take away money for tracking children’s immunizations.  Agenda item 21 is to pull funding from Planned Parenthood for registering children into the State Immunization Registry. The children’s immunization registry funding was available only to providers of Womens, Infants, and Children’s (WIC) Programs.  4 agencies in Orange County…

Chuck Gets the Bronze

I’ve been in meetings all day, so this is the first chance I get to gloat over this report in the SacBee (which I’m sorry to say is planning layoffs today or Monday). Twittering Chuck DeVore has tweeted us to a third place finish among Republicans — two of which haven’t even announced yet. BOXER…

Why I Love Conservative Talk Radio’s John and Ken Show

If you’re happy that Rush Limbaugh has been giving headaches to Republican leaders trying to find a popular political stance for their shrinking party, you’ll be thrilled to hear about the migraines that a conservative-libertarian talk radio duo named John and Ken are giving to the leadership of the Republican Party in California. While Limbaugh…

Orange Works to Balance Budget

The City of Orange has posted documents for the first 2009-2010 budget study session (Tuesday after the city council meeting.)  This is the current proposal to close the $10.9 million gap. Reduce Departmental Operating Budgets  $3.0 million Defer Salary Increases                              …