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.”
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.
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.
The Democratic Party of Orange County is taking another step in the right direction through city-by-city Democratic clubs to better organize, register voters and get out the vote to weaken the grip Republicans have on local city governments. Costa Mesa was less than a sneeze away from taking control of the City Council last November…