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OC Grand Jury Backs Hutchens on CCW’s

But I’m sure that won’t deter Supervisors Chris Norby and Janet Nguyen, or any of the other wild west advocates out there from continuing to pitch a fit over the policy. The Orange County Register’s Norberto Santana has a scoop on the the Grand Jury report that backs her up on the issue. The Orange County…

A Parking Solution for Tom Mauk

I was touched Monday morning when I read about Tom Mauk’s concern for the preservation of the paint job on his 2005 Escalade. It’s heart warming to learn that he actually cares about something. So I got to thinking, maybe there is a way that OCEA could help bridge the gap of understanding between Mauk and…

You’ve Been Mauked!

Came accross this story on Total Buzz this morning. To paraphrase Mel Brooks, “It’s good to be the King!” County CEO hogs two parking spaces, raises workers’ ire by NORBERTO SANTANA JR. Ever drive to the local mall, or workplace, and find that someone driving an expensive SUV resembling a Star Wars battle cruiser has taken…

Rep. Issa, an apologist for missing Bush White House emails, wants Obama’s emails preserved

File this under IOKIYAR (It’s OK if you’re a Republican), but Congressman Darrell Issa, who’s district touches South OC, has issued a letter warning the Obama administration to preserve emails. from CNN: “As you know, any e-mail sent or received by White House officials may be subject to retention under the Presidential Records Act (PRA),”…

“Rent” Controversy Makes Front Page of NY Times

As our own Andrew Davey reported earlier in the week, the controversy over a proposed production of “Rent” in Newport Beach has caught the attention of the New York Times. From the story: In the short term, however, “Rent: School Edition” appears to be something of a cultural litmus test, with supporters and opponents of…

Republican Hypocrisy Inaction

How lovely. Even though Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Scandal) proudly voted “NAY!” on the economic recovery bill, he has no problem giving himself a “YEA!” for supposedly ensuring economic recovery in the 44th District. “It’s no surprise that House Republicans are betting on failure, while President Obama and Democrats are investing in success. But for House…

End California’s Hostage Crisis

On this morning’s radio talk shows, following the early morning passage of California’s budget, Democratic legislators have finally taken up the political fight against the Republicans and are urging revision of the state’s dysfunctional budget process. This is a budget the GOP can be proud of, because it’s a profoundly conservative budget. Because they hold a conservative veto over it. And they get the best of both worlds – they don’t have to vote for the budget en masse so they don’t have to own it. In short, the hijacking worked. This is the most important issue facing California – and it’s time for a change.