Wednesday, District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and his 2014 challenger former Deputy DA Todd Spitzer conducted dueling press confrernces. The DA, finally breaking his silence over what his problems with Todd Spitzers performance were, and Spitzer countering with his own allegations aginst the DA and his office. I was unable to attend the press conferences, something about the fact I have a full time job and need to do it instead of taking time off to watch these two fight it out in the playground kept me away. Fortunately the OCRegister, OC Weekly, and Voice of OC all had this covered.
On TuesdayÂ we had the following rolling across banner headlines on the LA Times, The OC Register, and even national news sites: Eight Bell leaders arrested.Â Eight current and former Bell city leaders were arrested Tuesday on charges of misappropriating more than $5.5 million from the small, working-class community as prosecutors accused them of treating the…
In a 9 am press conference this morning Crime Survivors, Inc. and Orange County crime victims to called upon California Attorney General Jerry Brown to formally investigate Orange County Public Guardian John S. Williams for his effort to raise revenue to solve his officeâ€™s budget deficit problems by pressuring victims to give up control over their personal assets.
Here is a quick round-up of news from other blogs and publications for Thursday, September 2, 2010
A mistrial was declared in the case of failed Republican Congressional candidate Tan Nguyen and The Voice of OC broke the story on Saturday about the firing of Deputy Disrict Attorney Todd Sptizer.
I’ve been writing about Capistrano Unified School District and the struggles with our current Board of Trustees. The teachers went on strike Thursday even as talks began regarding the contract imposed by the CUSD Board of Trustees.
The details are important because they seem to be getting lost in translation between the media, the administration, the union and the parents. The issue is that Teachers are willing to take pay cuts, they just don’t want them to be permanent. There are other issues as well, which I’ve written about but the real issue is the board, who funded their race and the ultimate goal of a number of organizations to privatize our public education system.
* Following in the footsteps of John Campbell and Chuck DeVore, termed out state rep Todd Spitzer has launched a new blog.Â Check it out here. A quick glance at a week’s worth of positings and its pretty much a self-promotion vehicle that seeks to speak to right wing voters only and not let them…