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The Register’s Irvine World News adds a New Columnist

I get four newspapers every day.  The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the OC Register.  I’m in the minority on my street where about four other homes get a single newspaper.  In the midst of forced furloughs and looming layoffs that are sure to hit the newsroom, the…

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…