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DeVore’s Nanny-State Parking Bill Dies in Committee

Irvine Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, who claims to have coined and popularized the term “Nanny-State,” saw his proposal to issue temporary disblility plackards to pregnant women die in the Assembly Transportation Committee yesterday. DeVore failed to notice that pregnant women can receive disabled placards if their doctors diagnose major mobility problems. DeVore told the Sacramento Bee…

Welcome To Little Saigon Sign Destroyed

The controversial “Welcome to Little Saigon” sign near the intersection of Euclid and First Street in the city of Santa Ana is no more.  The sign which was paid for by Vietnamese businessmen and was erected in 2002 was completely demolished over the weekend when it was hit by a hit-and-run driver Saturday night or…

What Do YOU Think About John McCain Coming to OC?

So have you heard the big news? John McCain is coming to town tomorrow. To be a little more specific, he’ll be at The Island Hotel in Newport for a big bucks fundraiser. But wait, will McCain have a chance to get beyond the big bucks GOP donors to hear about what working people here…

The Dana-Debbie Lawsuit Garners National Blog Attention

The frivolous lawsuit against Debbie Cook goes to the next level with Mike Schroeder deposing Debbie tomorrow in a lawsuit that has no business in an Orange County court.  I believe Schroeder may float a number of questions at Debbie that have nothing to do with the title on her ballot designation, a la Ken…

A Steve Young Update

I would have loved to have met former Massachusetts Governor and 1988 nominee Michael Dukakis at Steve Young’s most recent funraiser last week.  Dukakis successfullt transformed the Massachusetts economy from an old manufacturing base to a high tech mecca caled the Massachusetts Miracle.  It was quite a time.  If you weren’t happy with your job,…

Sunday Read: What Do YOU Think About the State of the OC Economy?

Just down the street from [Hector] Haget’s [sandwich] shop, a mortgage company just closed. “There’s no question,” he says, “the economy’s tough.” In case you haven’t done so yet, now’s a good time to check out Jonathan Lansner’s article in today’s Register about the state of the local economy. OK, OK, it may not be…