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What Do YOU Think About Orange’s New Laws on Day Laborers?

“I’m glad they passed it, but I wish they were more strict about it,” said Edgar Luebben-Rivera, an Orange contractor who testified that day laborers have affected his ability to find work. “It’s a small slap on somebody’s hand.” Remember when I told you last month about the City of Orange considering new ordinances to…

How do you round off $195,000 in office upgrades?

With more than $5,000 in loaned museum artwork of course. Norberto Santana at the Orange County Register has the scoop. Supervisor John Moorlach, who today will host an openhouse to show off his newly remodeled office at the Hall of Administration, has added 11 paintings and reproductions from the Irvine Museum, to further spruce up…

For some, the rules just don’t apply!

Earlier this spring it was revealed that Supervisor Janet Nguyen had failed to follow Orange County campaign finance law when it was discovered that she had solicited donations for a legal defense fund to cover her legal expenses related to her narrow victory over Trung Nguyen in the special election to fill the First District Supervisor…

What are the Top 10 OC News stories of 2007?

Every year, the Associated Press lists the top ten news stories of the year.  It’s always fun debating the list and the list order. Below, you’ll find my list of Top News Stories in the OC; remember, this is my list.  Please chime in on the order of the stories or add ones you think…

Recall Diane Harkey Being Relaunched as Diane Harkey Watch

I just got an interesting bit of news from our friends at the Recall Diane Harkey campaign in Dana Point. Unfortunately, it looks like they haven’t obtained the signatures to recall the city council member. However, they’re not giving up. Instead they’re relaunching themselves as “Diane Harkey Watch”, and they intend to keep an eye…

OC Delegation’s Record on Equality for All

Our legislative friends like to thump their chests on Red County; so proud of their conservative voting records they are.  I find the bake offs useful as I just turn the survey on its head. The folks at Equality California have issued their own scorecards for state senators and assembly members on the basis of…