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Loretta Sanchez snags key appointment to House Democratic Caucus on Homeland Security

This was sent by Speaker Pelosi’s office.  OC congresswoman Loretta Sanchez received a top spot on this important committee.  So did Rep. Jane Harman.  For those interested in protecting the nation’s technology network infrastructure, Rep. Zoe Lofgren knows more about technology than just about anyone in Congress. Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced today…

OrangeCounty.com to Debut in 2009

While searching the job boards to try and match up a friend who’s out of work, I came across this promising opportunity.  It seems Freedom Interactive, part of Freedom Communications and parent company fo the OC Register, is launching OrangeCounty.com later this year. There are few details in the help wanted ad but the new…

Harvey Milk Stonewall Democrats Launch!

Here’s a very special message from Yours Truly and a special someone else that I’d like for you to meet. I hope you check out our new club, and you stay tuned to find out about our upcoming actions. Thanks. The Time for Change Is Here! On Tuesday, we inaugurated Barack Obama as the 44th…

OC Board of Supes – Still Out Of Touch

On Thursday, I wrote about Orange County Supervisor Chris Norby’s disconnect from reality for focusing on a surveillance footage that reportedly briefly zoomed in on his personal notes and on Supervisor Nguyen texting during the January 13th Board of Supervisors meeting. Tonight, Total Buzz is reporting that Sheriff Hutchens is “refusing to hand over the recordings…

County Sued For Failing The Poor

BREAKING NEWS from Total Buzz. The Western Center on Law and Poverty has filed a class action lawsuit against the County of Orange arguing that the recent job cuts implemented at the social service agency are unlawful because they create long delays for needy people to receive benefits. This month, the county began handing out lay…

Solorio Hearing on County Layoffs

UPDATE: Norberto Santana has a post up over on Total Buzz about today’s hearing. Click this link to read more. OC union says Supervisors/Managers eat up $21 million in perks. I’m sitting through Assemblyman Solorio’s public hearing on the County layoffs. The room is filled and over capacity. The County, represented by CEO Tom Mauk…