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Fiscal Conservatives, or Budget Busting Lemmings?

Why is it you can never find a good fiscal conservative on the Orange County Board of Supervisors when you need one? On Tuesday, the budget busting lemmings of the Orange County Board of Supervisors again proved they are nothing more than big government politicians.  The appointed a new position, thereby forming a new county agency,…

Support Jordan Brandman for School Board

Reception to Support Jordan Brandman Thursday, January 10, 6:00 pm Home of Carina and Jim Pantone 1010 N. Lowell Street Santa Ana, CA 92703 Carina Franck-Pantone, Alicia Berhow, Frank Barbaro, Susan Freeze, Karen Ridley, Jason Bensley, David Robert Heywood, Melahat Rafiei With the Hon. Jose Solorio, the Hon. Lou Correa, the Hon. Tom Daly, the…

Bustamante Keeps $1.5 Million Gentrification Plan Alive

Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante continues to push for the city of Santa Ana to purchase a property in the French Park neighborhood at a cost to the taxpayers of $1,500,000 in an effort to appease one of his supporters.  Bustamante, who was recently appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California Fair Employment and…

The “Monster” Slides Still Threaten the Canyons

It happened in just a few seconds; a massive ball of slimy mud, branches and rocks, hurtling down the canyon; leaving one Silverado Canyon resident without even enough time to be scared. “I’ve seen the monster,” said Realtor Mary Schreiber, describing a debris flow that struck near her home after rains followed wildfire in early…

Join the Obama Campaign for Their OC Office Grand Opening!

Hey, everyone! I just got some good news from our friends at Orange County for Obama. Fresh off Barack Obama’s Iowa victory and astonishing New Hampshire success, Team Obama is ready to invest more in California. Apparently, it looks like they’re ready to open an Orange County office in advance of our February 5 primary!…

Ad Hoc Committee Will Work

Item 85A. on tonights agenda of the Santa Ana City Council creates an ad hoc committee of the council which will explore changes to the current meeting structure and take a closer look at the issue of televising and webcasting the two monthly city council meetings.  The committee will include Sal Tinajero, Vince Sarmiento and Claudia…

Nguyen’s Staff, and the budget shell game

I have written a few times on the matter of Janet Nguyen and her problems living as a fiscal conservative, but this is getting downright fishy. Last month, December 11, 2007 to be precise, Orange County Board of Supervisor’s Chairman Chris Norby raised an issue in his Board Member comments regarding the practice of tapping…