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Irvine is one of the lowest funded school districts in the state; I believe we’re still classified as a “rural” district even though the city’s population is about 200,000. Irvine kids are well under the state average when it comes to funding per pupil but among the top when it comes to test scores on…

Has Anderson been sipping Moorlach’s Kool-aid?

Well, I’m finally getting around to writing about this, after the President’s Day weekend.  Acting Orange County Sheriff Jack Anderson must REALLY want to get on Board of Supervisor’s Chairman John Moorlach’s good side.  I know he’s trying to get appointed Sheriff, but I think he’s been sipping some of Moorlach’s Kool-aid. The Orange County Register…

Trust Issues

Termed out State Rep. Todd Spitzer really needs to evaluate the content of his letters to the editor. In today’s Register, Spitzer challenges Cal Fire Director Ruben Grijalva‘s advocacy of a new 1.25 percent fire fee. Todd writes: As you may recall, Ruben Grijalva was responsible for reporting the facts to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger regarding…

Hotel Occupancy: Sign of the State of Our Economy?

Here’s some good news on the economic front. The Register’s business blog is reporting that Orange County hotel rates averaged $153.90 last year, an 8.4 percent increase over 2006. So this is great news for our local tourism sector, isn’t it? Not so fast. It looks like while local hotel rates increased last year, occupancy…

What Do YOU Think About OCTA’s List of Traffic Fixes?

For all of you who dread the commute to and from work, you may not need to dread it any longer… Because help is on the way. Some of Orange County’s most congested freeways will get more than $2.8 billion in new lanes, better interchanges and wider offramps under a slate of projects scheduled to…

Organizing Meeting for Steve Young for Congress

Are you excited about 2008? Do you think this will be a good year for Democrats? Do you think this will be a good year for OC Democrats? And would you like to be a part of it? Great! If you live in the 48th Congressional District and you’d like to help Democrats win BIG…