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Mourning Ralph B. Clark

Former Orange County Supervisor Ralph B. Clark passed away earlier this week. The Orange County Register has a brief story about Clark and his contributions to Orange County. We pass that on to you now. Ex-supervisor ‘made our lives better,’ mourners say Funeral held for former county supervisor, Anaheim mayor and transportation guru Ralph B. Clark.…

County Workers Union Chief Speaks Out on Layoffs

Orange County Employees Association General Manager Nick Berardino sent the following message out to his 11,000 plus members highlighting the difficulties and differences of approach from county managers in addressing pending layoffs due to budget shortfalls. As the State budget situation deteriorates and it appears we may become vulnerable to even more reductions, I want…

DOJ moves to dismiss first fed gay marriage case

Orange County Gay Couple, married last year in California has filed suit in federal court to have there marriage recognized in all states. By LINDA DEUTSCH – LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has moved to dismiss the first gay marriage case filed in federal court, saying it is not the right venue…

What will I do with those Bunny Ears?

From the OCRegister’s Gadgetress: Major TV networks will end their analog TV broadcasts today, if they haven’t done so already. For the most part, TV channels in Orange County have been broadcasting digitally for months in preparation for today’s big switch. We’ll see local TV networks powering down their analog signals all day, some probably…

Steve Young Earns NALC Endorsement for 68th AD Run

Garden Grove, CA – Steve Young, candidate for the 68th Assembly District spoke about issues important to postal workers before the National Association of Letter Carriers of Local 1100 (NALC) last night and walked away with their endorsement.  Young’s speech before the packed room received enthusiastic applause several times as he talked about the importance…

Supervisors trim their own pay… a little

At the close of their budget hearing the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted to cut the overall county budget by around 18% and to cut their own pay, and that of executive managers, by a LARGELY SYMBOLIC 5%. Total Buzz has a story up now and we will comment later tonight or tomorrow, but…

Hugh Hewitt, Rush Limbaugh Call for a Boycott of GM

Orange County’s Hugh Hewitt continues to embarass himself with a call to boycott General Motors because the trouble automotive company accepted a government bailout. “Every dollar spent with GM is a dollar spent against free enterprise,” conservative talker Hugh Hewitt wrote online last week. Never mind that countless families and small businesses depend on GM,…