Tag Archive for OC Register

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.

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson Wins Peabody Award

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, former Capitol reporter for the OC Register, is among the winners of the 2009 George Foster Peabody Awards for her “precise, courageous and often moving accounts” from Afghanistan. Nelson left the Register in 2006 to open National Public Radio’s Afghanistan bureau. The prestigious international award recognizes achievement and public service in radio, TV and…

LA Times and Capitol Weekly Team up on New State Political Blog

The LA Times and Capitol Weekly have launched a new blog aimed at covering California politics.  Which means they’ll go after Republicans and Democrats alike, and not just Democrats and public unions a la the Register’s editorial pages or Steven Greenhut’s new venture. Check out the new site here. Anthony York, editor of the Capitol…

Campbell’s lies about the House Health Care Reform bill

The OCRegister published Congressman John Campbell’s OP-ED full of lies about the House Health Care Reform bill today. I wonder if they will print a fact check? Odds are, they won’t bother. To start Campbell claims: This bill is 2,032 pages of a pure and unadulterated government takeover of health care. The total package would cost…

OC’s Scariest Bloggers

It’s time for All Hallow’s Eve and another rendition of OC’s Scariest Bloggers; this is an informal list we talk about at Drinking Liberally and we’re expanding it a bit to include regular commenters. We’ll count it down… #10  Adam Probolsky– A blogger for both Red County and Flash Report and the winner of the…

OC Register Website gets a Facelift

The oft-criticized web page of the OC Register (criticism for design) is getting a facelift but the content will likely stay pretty much the same.  Check out the new site here. Here’s the news in an email blast we received this morning. The new OCRegister.com site has been designed and tested during the past several…

As expected: Register Parent Files Bankruptcy

Freedom Communications Inc., parent company of the Orange County Register, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today. The action was taken in Federal Court in Delaware. The plan is to reorganize the company’s debt of $770 million down to about $325 million. Under the reorganization plan, a new board of directors and new CEO will…