Tag Archive for Orange County Register

What Do YOU Think: How Safe Is Your City?

Orange County saw a slight drop, 1.2 percent, in violent crimes compared with 2005, while property crime fell 6.2 percent, resulting in an overall decline of 5.6 percent. Yes, I saw this in The Register this morning. The crime rate continues to fall in Orange County, and many of our communities are incredibly safe. In…

OC Board of Supes, wasting more money.

Last week Peggy Lowe of the Orange County Register reported on the independent legal analysis of Chicken Little Moorlach’s proposed legal challenge to the 2002 increase in Deputy Sheriff pension benefit [O.C. pension plan won't prevail].  Peggy’s story focused on an analysis of the independent attorney hired by the Board to review the merits of the…

What Do YOU Think: Mitt Romney on Iraq

“Why are you not listening to the people?” That was Pat Alviso of Huntington Beach, whose son Beto recently returned from two tours of duty in Iraq as a Marine. She attended the “Ask Mitt Anything” event at Chapman University yesterday where GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney took questions from the audience. Well anyways, Pat…

More OCRegister B.S. on Health Care

I’ve read some pretty nutty editorials from the Orange County Register; but Sunday’s editorial On health care, beware what you wish for took things to a new level. Demagogues preying on natural fears have created a false sense of urgency for government-sponsored medical system. A recent poll informs us that nearly 70 percent of Californians…

While we were sleeping…

Back on July 31st, while everyone was focused on the proposal to challenge Deputy Sheriff pensions proposed by Supervisor Moorlach, the Board of Supervisor’s spiked their pay and pensions. “It’s the height of hypocrisy to carry a banner of pension reform while quietly spiking your own pension,” – Larry Yellin, President of the Orange County…

What Do YOU Think: Should Erwin Chemerinsky Be Reinstated as UCI Law School Dean?

  “The university has taken a tremendous hit to its prestige, and it’s hard to see how that can be remedied without (Chemerinsky) being re-offered the position, or some form of censure of Drake’s decision,” said Mark Warschauer, a UCI professor of education.  And apparently, Professor Warschauer isn’t the only one who would like to…