Tag Archive for Huntington Beach

Best and Worst Cities for Business in Orange County

Hat tip to Jan Norman at the OC Register for this story on the best and worst cities to do business in Orange County. Looking for cities to start up or expand in OC, well according to the 2011 Kosmont-Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business survey, which compares 421 cities nationwide on the business fees and…

Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang to run for Congress

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Irvine mayor Sukhee Kang is throwing his hat into the ring and will challenge the John Campbell-Dana Rohrabacher GOP fistfight winner for a seat in Congress in 2012.  If the proposed Huntington Beach-Irvine-Newport Beach-Laguna Beach district holds in the proposed redistricting, the top two emerge and a close GOP vote gives Kang an opportunity.  If elected, Kang will…

‘Start the Day for Students’ Day of Action

In a groundswell of protests against devastating budget cuts to neighborhood schools and other critical services, California’s teachers, administrators, school employees, parents and students will join a statewide “Day of Action” on Thursday, March 4, to stop the governor and Legislature from cutting billions more from a public school system already reeling from $17 billion in cuts over the past two years – and to tell lawmakers it’s time to close corporate tax loopholes.

Public Employee Unions and Management: Working together to solve budget problems

City leaders agreed to cut about $4.5 million from city departments and unions in an effort to close a budget gap for this fiscal year. The cuts approved Monday night included suspending a police department physical fitness program, using police helicopters less, having firefighters forego raises for the next 18 months, and increasing employees’ contribution to retirement funds. No full-time city staff members were laid off.

Repeal Prop 8 Campaign UPDATE

First off, let’s start with some bad news. It now looks like the California Supreme Court will take its time on the Prop 8 lawsuits. This means we likely won’t immediately know the immediate fate of marriage equality in The Golden State. However, here’s the good news. Considering that the court has asked Attorney General…

CA-46: Just Because Dana Surfs Doesn’t Make Him Awesome

In case you missed it, OC Register surfing columnist Corky Carroll tried to navigate the political world yesterday. Specifically, the world-famous surfer gave a ringing endorsement of Dana. Why? Well, because he’s “cool” to be around with and he can ride waves. Wow. But what about protecting beaches like Trestles? What about keeping the ocean…