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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…

Sheriff Carona vs Federal Justice System

I wrote last week that Sheriff Mike Carona is returning from his self-imposed leave of absence to active duty on Monday, January 7, 2008. There have been a variety of opinions from the talking bloggers (excluding John Fleischman and the Flash Report) regarding Sheriff Carona’s indictment and almost none about how long he will be…

What Do YOU Think About All the Cancer in the Air?

The risk levels are “clearly too high, and unacceptable, relative to breathing air here in Southern California,” said Barry Wallerstein, executive officer at the South Coast Air Quality Management District, which released the study. “The acceptable risk level is really down somewhere between one and 10 in a million.” But unfortunately, The Register reports today…

Iowa was a Victory for Democrats

I love the post-caucus spin. Truth be hold, Obama wasn’t the winner last night. Democrats were the winners. More than 200,000 Democrats showed up for the caucuses last night, only 100,000 more than expected. Republicans mustered about 125,000. This from a state George W. Bush carried by a whisker in 2004 ands lost in 2000.…

Curbing Day Laborers in Orange. What do you think?

The Orange County Register has a story today about how policing day laborers in Orange is a full time job. The story make sme want to ask a few questions… First, why is the city prioritizing pulling day laborers from the streets? Aren’t there any more important crimes to address? The police could focus on the…

OC Reacts to the Iowa Caucus Results

“There is an energy in the Democratic Party in Orange County that you’ve never seen before,” said Santa Ana attorney Alfredo Amezcua at a festive house party in his home city with about 30 others. “It’s because of the times. We need a change and it’s going to take energy.” If you haven’t already read…