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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…

So Much for the Party of Fiscal Responsibility

Before Red County’s Tomahwak gets taken to the re-education camps, I wanted to commend him on his post in Red County.com today. (calm down conservatives; it was a joke). The California Republican Party is in a state of financial disarray.  Here’s what Tomahawk said: Aside from losing nearly 170,000 registered Republicans from the state’s voters…

Canada Discovers Mexico

…or at least SantAna. I was sick on Election Day and was reduced to enjoying the local goings-on vicariously through the blogs, where I saw Gustavo Arellano’s “Five Latinos Who Voted for a Black Man” post on the OCWeekly’s Navel Gazing blog. Until re-reading it today, though, I didn’t notice Gustavo’s reference to the Canadian…