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What Do YOU Think About All the Cancer in the Air?

The risk levels are “clearly too high, and unacceptable, relative to breathing air here in Southern California,” said Barry Wallerstein, executive officer at the South Coast Air Quality Management District, which released the study. “The acceptable risk level is really down somewhere between one and 10 in a million.” But unfortunately, The Register reports today…

Iowa was a Victory for Democrats

I love the post-caucus spin. Truth be hold, Obama wasn’t the winner last night. Democrats were the winners. More than 200,000 Democrats showed up for the caucuses last night, only 100,000 more than expected. Republicans mustered about 125,000. This from a state George W. Bush carried by a whisker in 2004 ands lost in 2000.…

Curbing Day Laborers in Orange. What do you think?

The Orange County Register has a story today about how policing day laborers in Orange is a full time job. The story make sme want to ask a few questions… First, why is the city prioritizing pulling day laborers from the streets? Aren’t there any more important crimes to address? The police could focus on the…

OC Reacts to the Iowa Caucus Results

“There is an energy in the Democratic Party in Orange County that you’ve never seen before,” said Santa Ana attorney Alfredo Amezcua at a festive house party in his home city with about 30 others. “It’s because of the times. We need a change and it’s going to take energy.” If you haven’t already read…

The Sheriff Returns

Following a 60 day self imposed leave of absence to deal with his federal criminal indictment, Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona will return to ‘active duty’ on Monday. Undersheriff Galisky will continue to oversee day-to-day operations of the department, which she has done both during and prior to the Sheriff’s leave. Sheriff Carona will perform…

The Falun Gong Show

The Times and Total Buzz are both reporting that the County of Orange has received a letter from the Consulate General of China asking us not to recognize any events backed by Falun Gong supporters. Supe Chair Norby is steaming. While I haven’t spent months studying it, I have somewhat mixed feelings about China’s attitude…

Drink Liberally After Iowa Caucuses!

OK, are you excited about the Iowa Caucus tonight? Do you want to party when you see your candidate win? Do you want some consolation and hard liquor when you see your candidate lose? Well, whoever your candidate is, you’re invited to join us at any of our three Drinking Liberally caucus parties tonight! All…