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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…

Celebrate DFA’s 5th Birthday With Dr. Howard Dean

I’m going to the party. Are you? DFA-OC will be hosting a birthday party on Wednesday to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Democracy for America’s founding. Oh, and did I mention Howard Dean will call in? Details here: Date & Time: Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 5:00pm – 9:00pm Location: Roz Freeman’s Home 9862 Frederick Circle…

Beth Krom’s Kick Off Event a Successs

This afternoon Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez introduced Irvine Councilwoman Beth Krom to kick off her campaign to represent the 48th Congressional District. Krom told the 300 assembled guests that in the four years she served as Mayor of Irvine that Congressman John Campbell never once took the time to congratulate the city on their recognition as one of…

Thanks Mr. President for Visiting Orange County

We’ve covered just about every point of view I could think of regarding President Obama’s visit and town hall meeting in Costa Mesa last week. Or so I thought. It turns out that we missed some things in our coverage that still need to be addressed. Most importantly is to thank the President for bringing…

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…