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Disneyland to Sin City Express? Again, Jindal Didn’t Let Facts Get in His Way.

Why can’t our media in Southern California be more like this? Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal leveled a colorful if well-worn zinger at Democrats and at Las Vegas on Tuesday in the nationally broadcast Republican response to the president’s address to Congress. Jindal repeated a favorite Republican explanation for why they voted en masse against President…

New College Plan for Old Base

On February 23 , the Trustees of the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) heard the revised plan for the Advanced Technology and Education Park (ATEP) campus on the site of the former Tustin Marine Base. When the base was decommissioned, the base was carved up for commercial, residential, community, and educational use.  The…

County Performance Auditor Dings Health Care Agency

And in other Orange County government news… The Orange County Register’s Norberto Santana and Tony Saavedra report that the County Performance Auditor has weighed in on the administration of health care for county jail inmates. It ain’t pretty. Problems within the Correctional Medical Services program have festered for numerous years despite heated complaints from nurses and…

Greenhut Blowing Smoke – Dude, There Is No Fire!

I do understand that Steven Greenhut has been foaming at the mouth over Sheriff Hutchens’ CCW policy for months, but I think his rage is starting to get the best of him. Greenhut wrote Wednesday on his Orange Punch Blog a commentary titled First guns, now tobacco … the liberal sheriff strikes again! He goes…

“Rent” Coming to CDM After All

Jeez. After a prolonged controversy that caused students, parents, and other concerned citizens to question possible anti-queer censorship at Corona del Mar High School, the principal has finally agreed to allow CDM’s drama department to stage a “school version” of the Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize winning play. A high school production of “Rent,” whose…

Racism We Can Believe In?

What’s going on in Los Alamitos? Why did Mayor Dean Grose send this email? Grose’s e-mail included the picture with a heading that read, “No Easter Egg hunt this year.” “I think he’s saying that since there’s a black president, there will be no need to hunt for eggs since they’re growing watermelons in the…