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No Holiday Cheer for OC’s “Real Estate Industry”

I’m sorry for the “Bah, Humbug!” news on Christmas Eve, but I just found some not-so-good news at Jon Lansner’s blog today. Appatently, the continued cooling of OC’s once-red-hot real estate market is causing job losses for all sectors, from mortgage lending to home construction, with ties to real estate. And as all these real…

Twas the night before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Orange County Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Rackauckas soon would be there; Chriss Street was nestled all snug in his bed, While visions of new furniture danced in his head; And Janet in her ‘kerchief, and I in…

Sunday Read: Just How Much Are We Spending This Holiday Season?

  “It’s definitely busy,” said Sonia Zureik, 38, who drove to South Coast Plaza from San Diego on Saturday because she prefers the mall’s shops to those closer to her home. Zureik plans to spend about $3,000, her entire holiday bonus, on Christmas gifts this year: “Right now I’m getting a little panicky that I…

Join Dolores & Me Tomorrow to Call for Hillary

Remember what I told you on Thursday about a very special event at Librería Martinez tomorrow? And do you remember that very special guest who will be joining Assembly Member Jose Solorio (D-Awesome), me, and many more for this very special call party for Hillary? Well, let me remind you: United Farm Workers Co-founder and…

What Do YOU Think About the South County Gang Injunctions?

“Nobody… wants gang activity or drug dealing in our neighborhoods,” said Adele Coronado Greely, a founder of CREER [a community advocacy group]. “In the same vein, nobody wants innocent children put on a list that harms their family.” There has been plenty of controversy about the use of gang injunctions to curb gang violence. It’s…

Wishing Probolsky some Ethics This Christmas

We jump on Matt Cunningham of Red County here all the time, but ethically speaking, Matt always discloses if he has a business interest in stories he is posting about.  Virtually every post on the Disney-SunCl-Anaheim story, Matt disclosed he is/was a consultant for SunCal.  Its this sort of disclosure, plus allowing us lefties to…

OCHCA Pays $7 million to settle false billings claims

H/T to Peggy Lowe at Total Buzz.  I will be writing more on this later. Issued onThursday, December 20 at 2:05 p.m. PST ORANGE COUNTY PAYS $7 MILLION TO UNITED STATESTO RESOLVE LAWSUIT ALLEGING FALSE BILLINGS TO MEDICARE        The County of Orange today paid the federal government $7 million to resolve allegations that its Health…