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Obama Weekly Address: A Budget Equal to the Task Before Us

From the White House Blog: The President reflects on lessons from his time spent outside Washington recently, which only reinforced the core principles in his budget. The budget will be his central focus throughout this week: “These investments are not a wish list of priorities that I picked out of thin air – they are…

OCTA Employees to Speak Out Against 33% Workforce Cuts

Orange, California – Teamsters Local 952 Coach Operators, mechanics and service workers and Veolia Transportation employees urge the OCTA Board of Directors to forego drastic measures and adopt incremental reductions to service levels and employee layoffs. Currently, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), a multi-modal transportation agency transports more than 200,000 daily riders from every…

The Rear View of the Town Hall

OK, just before it becomes too stale to discuss, it’s now my turn to talk about the Obama Town Hall. As a college student I studied lighting and scenic design; I was a theatre major. My early career was in the music business doing concert tours. Stagecraft was for me a specialty and a profession although…

Darth Vader loses his Concealed Lightsaber Permit

The Orange County Register is reporting today that OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens has revoked the concealed weapons permit from the dark lord himself, Mike Schroeder. Norberto Santana is reporting: Hutchens this week notified attorney Mike Schroeder, the main adviser and closest ally to former Sheriff Mike Carona, that she is terminating his permit to carry…

All the President’s Agenda

OK, so we saw President Obama here in OC this week. Now what? Well, how about making sure all this positive energy is translated into a budget that’s passed? And making sure the President & Congress can soon approach solutions to our problems in climate, energy, and education? Obama for America has now become Organizing…