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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…

Will the Board fiddle while our investments burn?

On the 13th anniversary of the 1994 County Bankruptcy the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) called upon the Board of Supervisors to take immediate action on Chriss Street. Earlier this fall, OCEA called upon the Board to remove Chriss Street’s investment authority in light of federal and county investigations of his conduct. The sudden revelation, at the…