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Sunday Read: What Unbought Sofas Tell Us About the Economy

  “With the housing market, it’s definitely a trickle-down effect,” says [Nancy] Hsieh […] Easy Life [Furniture]’s marketing exec. “Money is tight. People aren’t spending it.” When was the last time you went shopping for furniture? Whoa, THAT long?! Well, you’re not alone. According to new data from the Census Bureau, furniture and furnishing store…

The Lady Doth Make Much Ado about Nothing

Over at Red County today, Matt Cunningham (Jubal) has posted a press release from Mimi Walters. I won’t waste electrons by quoting it here, but you can read the whole thing on Matt’s site. In summary, “Assemblywoman Mimi Walters (R-Laguna Niguel)” has proposed a new law that will “require voters to provide proof of citizenship…

Become a Dem Party Central Committee Member

The following is a message from California Democratic Party Chairman, Senator Art Torres (Ret.). Dear Supporter, My mother has often said, “If you want something to get done, you have to be ready to do it yourself.” I think that’s great advice (and it’s not just because I loved my mother). In 2008, there’s a lot…

What Do YOU Think About Building McMansions Near Irvine Lake?

Wow. Just WOW. I’m a little speechless. So while I overcome my shock and catch my breath, read this: The Planning Commission approved Wednesday night the Irvine Co.’s request to subdivide 785 acres east of Irvine Lake for nearly 1,200 new homes. The project, part of the developer’s larger plan to add nearly 4,000 homes,…

Hate to Be A “Told You So”

Tip of the hat to Red County/OC Blog for the latest episode of Treasurer-Tax Collector Chriss Street’s roller-coaster ride continues. The County of Orange has $80 million in a structured investment vehicle called Whistlejacket Capital. Unfortunately, Whistlejacket is in trouble. According to today’s Times of London: Standard Chartered has dropped attempts to rescue its $7.1…

Get Your Theology on Tap Tomorrow!

Hey, everyone! Are you looking for something fun to do tomorrow night? Would you like to discuss issues of faith without feeling like you’re being “preached at”? And would you like to see a different kind of “church”? Great, then why not check out Fairview Community Church‘s Theology on Tap tomorrow night at 7:00? Here’s…