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The Fire Near Me

I live just south of Portola Parkway; the intersection of Culver and Portola is closed and the firefighters have beaten back a bed of flame that threatened homes at the 261 and Portola Parkway.  All about 2 miles from my driveway.  With several more hours of daylight available today and Santa Ana winds being forecast…

Edwards campaign calls local reporter illegitimate

    Political Reporter for The Orange County Register Martin Wisckol had an interview lined up with Elizabeth Edwards after the very successful Truman Awards Dinner, and everything was in order until an Edwards Campaign staff member called to talk about the questions that Wisckol would be asking.From Wisckol’s blog post:   I said that among…

Bye-bye Wal-Mart in Garden Grove

What was once thought to be a forgone conclusion, the landing of a Wal-Mart Supercenter in central Garden Grove, is now another dead deal for the retail center at the corner of Brookhurst St. and Chapman Avenue.  For decades the city of Garden Grove has struggled to make the retail center become successful.  Thus far,…

Edwards speaks to 1,100 at DPOC Truman Dinner

On Friday night, after receiving the endorsement earlier in the day from SEIU-California, former North Carolina Senator and Democratic Presidential Candidate John Edwards spoke to a sell out crowd of more than 1,100 people at the 13th Annual Democratic Party of Orange County Harry S Truman Awards Dinner.  This year’s dinner was the largest fundraising dinner ever hosted…

Lou Correa Does Some Good on Health Care, Lobbies for SCHIP

Yes, believe it or not, Lou Correa does good work for his constituents in Orange County. And apparently this week, he did something particularly good. He lobbied our Congresscritters in DC to override Bush’s veto of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Yep, Lou did his part to persuade Congress to allow working families…