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The Devil in the Details of the CUSD Strike

I’ve been writing about Capistrano Unified School District and the struggles with our current Board of Trustees. The teachers went on strike Thursday even as talks began regarding the contract imposed by the CUSD Board of Trustees.

The details are important because they seem to be getting lost in translation between the media, the administration, the union and the parents. The issue is that Teachers are willing to take pay cuts, they just don’t want them to be permanent. There are other issues as well, which I’ve written about but the real issue is the board, who funded their race and the ultimate goal of a number of organizations to privatize our public education system.

Orange County Labor Federation Passes Resolution in Support of Capistrano Unified Education Association Strike

Thursday night, April 22nd, the Orange County Labor Federation passed a unanimous resolution in support of the Capistrano Unified Education Association (CUEA, the teachers’ union) strike in the Capistrano Unified School District. Whereas the teachers in the Capistrano School District have been engaged with an anti-worker school board; Whereas, teachers are those who deliver in…

Update on Krom’s Fundraising

The Krom campaign sent us the attached news item on her fundraising.  She’s doing better than any other Democratic candidate in CD-48 and is gaining traction with conservative voters in Newport Beach who want congressional help to dredge Newport Harbor.  But we’d like to give a shout out to Rick Reiff for suggesting a TV…

The Update on my Last Team

This was a special team.  I’ve had the pleasure of coaching five all-star basketball teams and none of them have even gone as far as this great group of kids.  I’m appreciative of the Irvine Youth Basketball League for selecting me to coach them.  I’m appreciative of the hard work of my assistant coaches Walter…

Lost in Translation?

The biggest non-story in the OC political blogsphere is the defense of Orange Joke bloggers Art Pedroza and Sean Mill that Santa Ana Mayor Pro-Tem Claudia Alvarez mis-spoke by referral to the attacks of 9/11 as an “accident” by claiming there is some sort of Spanish-to-English translation.  So , of course, we’re going to write…

Young Democrats announce endorsements

Here’s the list from last night’s endorsement meeting: The following candidates received the endorsement of the Orange County Young Democrats: U.S. Senate: Barbara Boxer Governor: Jerry Brown Lt. Governor: Gavin Newsom Insurance Commissioner: Dave Jones Attorney General: No Endorsement State Controller: John Chiang State Treasurer: Bill Lockyer Secretary of State: Debra Bowen State Superintendent of…