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OC Supervisors endorse Sheriff’s $1.5 million plan for CCW applications backlog

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At Tuesday’s Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting, Board members essentially tripped over one-another to support funding an additional $1.5 million for the Sheriff to process a backlog of about 1,000 Concealed-Carry Weapons permit applications which have resulted from a recent federal court ruling that loosened the standards for establishing need for a permit.

Mike Carona loses another appeal, staying in jail

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Yesterday former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona lost another appeal related to his January 2009 felony conviction on one count of witness tampering. A three judges hearing the appeal denied Carona’s request saying that the judge did not make an error in his sentencing decision. The court said, “The sentence imposed was not substantively unreasonable.”

Come out, come out, wherever you are!

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Today, the 25th anniversary of National Coming Out Day is celebrated in a very different environment than what existed in 1987. Many states provide protections for members of the LGBT community, while others still openly permit discrimination in employment, housing, and a host of other arenas that contribute to misunderstanding, and open acts of hate.

OC Labor Day Celebration Saturday

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How do you plan to celebrate Labor day this year?

We suggest joining your brothers and sisters of the Orange County Labor Federation at the Santa Ana Zoo this Saturday, as they celebrate the value and highlight the struggles of everyday working people.

County’s Computer System Disgrace Makes the IT Trades

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Computerworld, a prominent information technology publication, has taken notice of the debacle that is Orange County’s computer network boondoggle with a story that ran this week. The headline references that 6,000 pages of specifications for the project and the dramatic cost increases and how the county is back to square one.