Tag Archive for Norby

Thinking Liberally, Where have all the ADULTS gone?

Where have all the ADULTS gone? It is starting to look like the adults in government have left the playground and the children remaining have run amok. Whether it’s Moorlach, Carona, Street, Mauk, or the Santa Ana City Council, these kids are out of control. We’ve got Board of Supervisors Chairman John Moolach and his…

Paperwork? I Don’t Need No Stinkin Paperwork!

In the continuing saga of CEO Tom Mauk and his love affair with doing business under-the-table, or at least “off the books.”  I present to you the latest response from CEO Community/Media Relations person Pat Markley to my request for a simple explanation of how and why $36,800 in funds allocated to the Health Care Agency…

Nguyen’s Staff, and the budget shell game

I have written a few times on the matter of Janet Nguyen and her problems living as a fiscal conservative, but this is getting downright fishy. Last month, December 11, 2007 to be precise, Orange County Board of Supervisor’s Chairman Chris Norby raised an issue in his Board Member comments regarding the practice of tapping…

The Falun Gong Show

The Times and Total Buzz are both reporting that the County of Orange has received a letter from the Consulate General of China asking us not to recognize any events backed by Falun Gong supporters. Supe Chair Norby is steaming. While I haven’t spent months studying it, I have somewhat mixed feelings about China’s attitude…

Reality Check: $7 million and an Integrity Agreement

On Thursday December 20th, the County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA) entered into a $7 million settlement agreement with the United States Attorney and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to resolve a federal False Claims Act investigation into HCA’s billing practices. In addition to the $7 million price tag, HCA is…

Janet Nguyen’s Staff Infection

There’s an infection festering over on the fifth floor of the Hall of Administration. It began with a quip from Board Chairman Norby last Tuesday about an unnamed Supervisor using Health Care Agency (HCA) funds to pay for office personnel.  The infection of the hubris bacteria started to grow when it was revealed that Supervisor Nguyen…

Pedroza talks to Norby: Not Janet’s Fault???

Thursday evening Art Pedroza over at Orange Juice Blog posted about his conversation with Supervisor Norby about Janet Nguyens’s inability to live within her means as a Supervisor and his stupid personal attack on Norby while he defended Nguyen. Norby also had a few interesting comments about Supervisor Nguyen and her staffer dilemma. He agreed…