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AG Harris Announces Senate Bid

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris has announced she’s a candidate for US Senate to replace retiring Senator Barbara Boxer. Here’s the copy from an email Harris sent to the Democratic faithful: I’m excited to share with you that I’m launching my campaign to represent the people of California in the United States Senate. Your support…

The Skosh Monahan Boycott Ain’t Working

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I meant to get to this story earlier in the week, but Daily Pilot columnist Barbara Venezia beat me to it (you can read her column here) but there’s a boycott of Costa Mesa Council member Gary Monahan’s bar and eatery, Skosh Monahan’s, by progressive activist Chris McEvoy who organized a Facebook page to try…

Senator Boxer to Retire; Who will replace her?

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US Senator Barbara Boxer has announced that she will retire from the US Senate setting the stage for an interesting 2016 US Senate battle.  The big question is which Democrat will replace her? From the AP story: Boxer’s retirement will set off a free-for-all among California Democrats, who have been ascendant in the state for…

Water District Moves Forward On Desalination

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The Orange County Water District Board of Directors voted 9-1 to enter into formal negotiations with Poseidon Water to secure the single largest source of new water in Orange County – 56,000 acre-feet annually of water from the proposed seawater desalination project in Huntington Beach.

California Inauguration Day

Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife, Anne Gust Brown, partake in hot dogs supplied by the Orange County Employees Union for their 2011 People's Inauguration Party.
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Today is Inauguration Day for California’s state-wide Constitutional Officers. The most significant, the inauguration of Governor Jerry Brown to an unprecedented fourth term as Governor. Governor Brown will be inaugurated in the State Capitol. Outside, after the inauguration, workers from Orange County will hold the second “People’s Inauguration” celebration.