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Convicted Felon Mike Carona Free Pending Appeal

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has rule that disgraced convicted felon ex-sheriff Mike Carona will be allowed to stay free pending appeal of his case. The Register has the story here. From the story:  “A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Monday that Carona’s defense team…

You’ll Be Seeing Less of Me

I do enjoy a fun play on words as much as the next person.  No, dear reader, this isn’t a resignation letter or a blog jihad or any thing quite like that.  But the the past several months, my friends and neighbors have been seeing less of me. It’s not that I’m not around or…

County Pension Reform Legislation Moves Out of Committee

Senate Bill SB752 was heard this morning in the Assembly Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee. The legislation will enable a second-tier pension option for new and existing Orange County employees that was negotiated as part of the new contract agreements for county workers represented by the Orange County Employee’s Association. The option is expected…

12 Years Later…

Today, I — very reluctantly – cancelled my subscription to the OC Register.  I love newspapers.  I truly do.  But there’s a mindset on Grand Avenue that refuses to acknowledge the 500,000 registered Democrats in this county, many of them proud liberals, by continuing to use nothing but conservative and liberatian columnists in the editorial/opinion pages.  And…

The High Cost of Healthcare

I got into it a bit with Register editorial writer Alan Bock last March at the Obama Town Hall in Costa Mesa, the one with an emphasis on healthcare, about healthcare reform.  I’m in favor of a single player healthcare system that makes insurance accessible and affordable for all Americans; this wouldn’t replace private insurance…

Sotomayor in Context

” “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life” — Judge Sonia Sotomayer at a 2002 speech at Cal.   I remember being displeased with President George W. Bush’s selection of…