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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…

Sheriff’s Regional Training Facility Opens

In other September 11th news the new Sheriff’s Regional Training Facility celebrated it’s grand opening yesterday. But not without a bit of controversy. For 37 years, Rancho Santiago Community College District and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) have maintained a partnership that creates and delivers cutting-edge training to local law enforcement recruits. Their jointly-operated…

Street: Be careful what you wish for

On August 23, 2007 OC Treasurer-Tax Collector Chriss Street hald a press confrernce where he presented to the assembled media representatives a 3″ binder of documents for their review. At the time Street said; “We’d like to have the facts stand for themselves.” Well, Ronald Campbell and Peggy Lowe of the Orange County Register did…

Sundstrom on Street

In an Orange County Register Op/Ed on Sunday, Orange County Auditor-Controller David Sundstrom weighed in on the matter of Chriss Street’s investment Authority. The Case For Keeping Chriss Street I have a great deal of respect for David Sundstrom. In his commentary he made some valid observations about the oversight of the Treasurer’s office that has…

Why is Diane Harkey Hiding from the Public?

Apparently while I was on my way to lovely Santa Barbara to see my man Barack Obama on Friday, Diane Harkey’s political machine imploded yet again. Word got out that Harkey arranged for a closed session city council gathering last Tuesday, just before the public meeting was supposed to begin. And what exactly happened in…