Tag Archive for Orange County Probation Department

Labor Day Story: Handling Unemployment With Class

I was browsing through the OCRegister this evening and found the following story from Peggy Lowe about one of the employees recently laid off from the Orange County Probation Department. Reserve Specialist Shamid Chaudhry came home safe from Iraq, only to lose his job. Handling unemployment with optimism Laid off probation officer sees opportunity to…

Sheriff’s Department Takes A $28 Million Hit At Budget Hearing

Jennifer Muir has the story over at the OC Register.com, but here are some of the highlights. SANTA ANA Despite warnings that slashing the sheriff’s department could cripple jails, increase response times and impact investigations, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appeared poised to cut nearly $28 million from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department budget.…

OC Budget Battle Begins Today

Today, June 9, 2009, the Orange County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to begin hearings on the more than $5 billion county budget. With anticipated revenue sharply down and the state legislature looking at borrowing from local governments to cover their deficit, this year’s process is shaping up to be very painful. County staff are…

OC Probation Chief AWOL

Colleene Preciado, Orange County’s Chief Probation Officer, fired off an email to her staff on Friday evening in another demonstration of the misinformation campaign being launched by County executive managers regarding the current budget crisis. Hu·bris: Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance. Her message (full text here) begins with an eloquent demonstration of her own hubris.…