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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…

The Priorities of our “Out of Touch” Supervisors

Apparently Orange County Supervisor Chris Norby is still fuming over the presence of a contingent of Sheriff Deputies at the Board of Supes meeting on January 13th. Steven Greenhut over at the Register’s Orange Punch blog, and Jubal/Matt Cunningham over at Red County/OC Blog are ticked off too. Sheriff Hutchens had the misfortune of having to…

State Rep. Solorio Hosts Public Hearing on California & OC Economic Crisis

Please join Assemblyman Jose Solorio, local elected officials Anaheim Councilmember Lorri Galloway, Garden Grove Councilmember Dina Nguyen, Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Larry Agran, Westminster School Boardmember Andrew Nguyen, and community leaders at a public hearing to discuss the effects of the economic crisis in Orange County, including the impact of budget reductions of several county…

Tibor Mahan’s Clueless Editorial

I sure hope Chapman University professor and Register contributor Tibor Machan was watching the millions of Americans who braved the cold in Washington DC to witness the inauguration of a new president today.  Mahan’s column in this morning’s paper was nothing short of a wet blanket on the inauguration of a new president; I have…