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For Some, Halloween is 365 Days a Year; Pat Rodgers Still Plays Dress-Up

Pat Rodgers

Halloween is Friday but for some who are active in the blogsphere, dressing up in costume is a 365-day a year experience.  Notably, former Irvine Police Lieutenant Patrick Rodgers. Mr. Rodgers doesn’t wear a cardigan when he frequently comments on the blogs and news sites staunchly defending Irvine Republicans after, for years, lamenting why Irvine…

Protection Racket: Supervisor Bates pulls former assistant Probolsky back into her nest

OC Supervisor Pat Bates Photo: Chris Prevatt, TheLiberalOC

On July 1, Voice of OC reported that Supervisor Bates’ former executive assistant Brian Probolsky, a manager with OC Community Resources department and also an elected member of the Moulton Niguel Water District – has come under fire because his time cards rarely show time off on days he’s attending water district meetings. Now, less than a month after this revelation, Bates has brought Probolsky back under her wing of protection.

Moorlach’s outsourcing initiative proposal dies

Chicken Little John Moorlach

At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting the proposal by lame-duck (chicken) Supervisor John Moorlach to place a ballot measure before the voters to authorize the Board to outsource county jobs on a whim failed to gain the needed support. Moorlach’s proposal received a second from Board Chairman Supervisor Shawn Nelson, but no support from the remaining members of the Board.

Dramatically low turnout helps Republicans dominate primary results

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The current unofficial turnout numbers for the 2014 Primary Election in Orange County sit at 16.9 percent. In comparison turnout in 2012 was 26.5 percent, and the worst ever in Orange County was in 2006 with 21.5 percent voting. Low turnout drives the results in a primary election tilting in favor of whichever party holds a better registration lead, and turnout average. In Orange County the numbers tilt strongly in favor of Republicans.

Portrait of a Sexual Predator: Bustamante’s preliminary hearing begins

Carlos Bustamante Mug Shot (Photo: Courtesy O.C. District Attorney)

Yesterday the preliminary hearing to determine whether there is sufficient evidence for former OC Public Works executive Carlos Bustamante began in the courtroom of OC Superior Court Judge Kazuharu Makino. The former rising star in the Orange County Republican party and former Santa Ana City Councilman is charged with 12 felony and four misdemeanor counts of sexual battery, false imprisonment, stalking, and grand theft.