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Espinoza elected Mayor of LaHabra

Received this from OCDP Chair Frank Barbaro this afternoon  Rose Espinoza was elected as the new mayor of the city of La Habra. She won the unanimous vote of La Habra city council members. Espinoza was sworn in as mayor on December 3. She also served as La Habra mayor in 2004 and has been…

Civil rights investigation clears UCI

The Orange County Register reports this morning on the federal investigation of civil rights complaints of anti-Semitism at UC Irvine found “insufficient evidence” that the university failed to respond appropriately to complaints by Jewish students, according to a report released this Tuesday afternoon. As our readers may recall, there has been coverage of this issue…

What Do YOU Think About Orange’s New Laws on Day Laborers?

“I’m glad they passed it, but I wish they were more strict about it,” said Edgar Luebben-Rivera, an Orange contractor who testified that day laborers have affected his ability to find work. “It’s a small slap on somebody’s hand.” Remember when I told you last month about the City of Orange considering new ordinances to…

How do you round off $195,000 in office upgrades?

With more than $5,000 in loaned museum artwork of course. Norberto Santana at the Orange County Register has the scoop. Supervisor John Moorlach, who today will host an openhouse to show off his newly remodeled office at the Hall of Administration, has added 11 paintings and reproductions from the Irvine Museum, to further spruce up…

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…