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Who’s afraid of Joe Dunn?

The possibility that former Senator Joe Dunn (D-Santa Ana) might run for Orange County First District Supervisor has made many Democrats in Orange County happy; in some cases, me in particular, ecstatic. But that feeling may not to apply to everyone. In addition to Republicans, who are understandably nervous about the prospect of Joe Dunn running, it looks like some high profile…

County’s Dems on the Rise

HT to Total Buzz on this, but the number of registered Democrats in OC is growing and so are the number of decline-to-staters; Republican registration is down.  We’re still way back in second place, but give it time; we may have a Blue County yet. From Total Buzz: In 1999, GOP registration in the county…

The Hypocrisy of Darth Norby

On Tuesday the Orange County Register reported on the comments of Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairman Chris “Darth” Norby about the 6 % raise and 3% bonus given to OCTA CEO Art Leahy. Supervisor Darth Norby said: “The 6 percent raise is fine,” he said, “but to continue to grant these 3 percent bonuses…

Democratic Leadership Training This Saturday

Hey, you! Yeah, you. Are you starting a new Democratic Club? Or are you looking for ways to expand membership of your club? Or are you looking for a way for your club to actually be effective in growing the Democratic Party? Whatever you’re looking to do with your club, you should attend a special…

What Do YOU Think About UCI’s Climate Research Program?

“The people we have hired provide a core that will explore both past records of abrupt climate change and investigate key processes that are likely to be involved in future climate shifts.”  That was Susan Trumbore, Chairwoman of UCI’s Earth Systems Science Department, talking to The Register about the five new scientists hired to study…

Thanking the Firefighters and Other Observations at Station 27

My daughter’s Brownie Troop 808 out of CanyonView Elementary is a can-do bunch of young ladies that leave me positively optimistic for our country’s future.  The Santiago Fire came within less than a mile of our homes in Irvine’s Northwood Pointe.  The brave firefighters at Station 27 were instrumental in saving our neighborhood. The girls were…