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  • O.C. jails ready for immigration detainees

    10/01/2010 2:36:54 PM PDT · by South40 · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Oct. 1, 2010 | Cindy Carcamo
    After months of negotiations, including initial resistance from some local politicians, Orange County is ready to play host to hundreds of detainees suspected of being in the country illegally. By mid-October up to 838 immigration detainees will reside at Theo Lacy Facility in Orange and James A. Musick Facility near Irvine, an accord between the Orange County Sheriff's Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. The agreement makes Orange County a vital partner in providing bed space for ICE officials. Santa Ana already contracts with ICE, providing 200 beds annually since 2006.
  • URGENT!!! Kittens @ OC Shelter [Forever homes needed. Pix included.]

    09/29/2010 1:03:20 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 31 replies
    Facebook ^ | 9/28/10 | Angels for Animals Network
    Angels for Animals Network Darling Orphan Kittens Need Rescue NOW!!! Contact Tammy Osborn at the OC Shelter at TOsborn@ochca.com if you can help. [Thanks to Brad's Gramma for the heads-up. Any Orange County freepers looking for their own VK, you know what to do.]]
  • A Democrat's Descent

    09/27/2010 5:54:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 27, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Politics: Conservative Orange County, Calif., has for years been plagued by an anomaly: The congressional district in its heart is held by a big-spending Democrat. But a flare-up of identity politics may change that. The 47th District spreads across all of Santa Ana, much of Anaheim, Garden Grove and Fullerton. Census data indicate that roughly half the population is foreign-born, the overwhelmingly largest group being Hispanic, with an admixture of vibrant Asian communities creating a kind of blue-color cosmopolitanism in the center of an affluent coastal county. Fourteen years ago, Democrat Loretta Sanchez managed to oust GOP Rep. Bob Dornan,...
  • ‘Leaving California’ list grows to 144 firms for 2010 (34 in Orange County alone)

    09/26/2010 8:34:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 09/23/2010 | Jan Norman
    Irvine consultant Joe Vranich, who has been compiling a list of companies leaving California because of the state’s anti-business environment, is now up to 144 companies that have departed in 2010, including 34 in Orange County. In addition, he lists 51 companies (8 from Orange County) that left in 2009. That three-fold increase, Vranich says, is the tip of the iceberg that is California’s financial woes.“Quite clearly, the exodus of businesses out of California continues. It makes sense for companies to reduce their California footprint considering the ample supply of attractive, lower-cost alternative locations. Unless California reduces its hostility toward...
  • Calif. House race has ethnic tinge (Sanchez vs. Tran)

    09/25/2010 6:43:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Politicio ^ | September 25, 2010 | James Hohmann
      GARDEN GROVE, Calif.—Rep. Loretta Sanchez wanted to fire up her Latino base when she told Univision, in Spanish, that “the Vietnamese” are trying to steal her seat. Instead, the vulnerable Democrat created a backlash that could undercut gains she’s made during a 14-year courtship of Little Saigon and gave her Vietnamese opponent, Republican Van Tran, a much-needed opening to galvanize an ethnic base that’s splintered away from his party in recent years. “The Vietnamese and the Republicans are, with an intensity, trying to take this seat from which we have done so much for our community — to take...
  • Calif. Rep. `Did not intend to offend anyone'

    09/24/2010 7:14:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 24, 2010
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez says she didn't intend to offend anyone when she told a reporter that "the Vietnamese" and Republicans were trying to take her seat representing California's Orange County. Sanchez said Friday she "used a poor choice of words that some people have taken as offensive" in a Spanish-language interview with Jorge Ramos on Univision's Sunday morning show, "Al Punto."
  • 20 illegal immigrants arrested in Orange County beach landing

    09/08/2010 1:05:33 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 14 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | Sept. 7, 2010 | Howard Blume
    Border agents arrested 20 illegal immigrants Tuesday morning who were attempting to enter the country by sea at Calafia State Beach in San Clemente. When the small craft the immigrants were riding in land landed, the occupants attempted to flee. Agents with the U.S. Border Patrol arrested 17 men and three women, all from Mexico. A 36-year-old woman suffered a broken leg while jumping from the boat, according to a statement from the U.S. Border Patrol in San Diego. She was taken to a hospital for treatment. The others were taken to a Border Patrol station for processing. No further...
  • Orange County Is No Longer Nixon Country

    08/29/2010 9:35:13 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 29, 2010 | Adam Nagourney
    Orange County Is No Longer Nixon Country By ADAM NAGOURNEY SANTA ANA, Calif. — Orange County has been a national symbol of conservatism for more than 50 years: birthplace of President Richard M. Nixon and home to John Wayne, a bastion for the John Birch Society, a land of orange groves and affluence, the region of California where Republican presidential candidates could always count on a friendly audience. But this iconic county of 3.1 million people passed something of a milestone in June. The percentage of registered Republican voters dropped to 43 percent, the lowest level in 70 years. It...
  • Immigration raid at Fullerton factory leads to 43 arrests

    06/30/2010 11:04:27 PM PDT · by thecodont · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | July 1, 2010 | By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
    Production resumed Wednesday at a manufacturing plant in Fullerton after an immigration raid that resulted in the arrests of 43 workers and the temporary shutdown of the facility. Employers at Terra Universal Inc., which produces equipment for semiconductor and pharmaceutical manufacturers, spent the day reassuring customers, checking employees' documents and questioning why they were targeted, according to the company's attorney. Chief Operating Officer Ken Harms said the raid took him by surprise and disrupted the entire plant. "It was completely unexpected," he said. Immigration agents executed a search warrant at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday as part of an ongoing criminal investigation,...
  • 'Enhanced pension goodies' for deputies illegal, brief says

    06/30/2010 6:37:35 PM PDT · by WilliamIII
    Orange County Register ^ | June 29, 2010 | Teri Sforza
    So last week it was Attorney General/Candidate for Governor Jerry Brown weighing in on the county’s lawsuit trying to rescind generous pensions for deputies (county suit, bad). This week, it’s the ring-the-bells-for-freedom Pacific Legal Foundation and friends weighing in on same (county suit, good). You may have heard that the County of Orange sued the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs in 2008, trying to yank back the so-called “three percent at 50″ benefit, which allows deputies who have served for 30 years to retire at age 50 with 90 percent of their salaries. (Said benefit was magnanimously granted by...
  • ACLU sues federal government for alleged discrimination against Muslim man

    06/17/2010 4:33:10 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 190+ views
    L.A. Times Blogs ^ | June 16, 2010 | Ching-Ching Ni
    The ACLU of Southern California sued the federal government Wednesday for denying the citizenship application of a 50-year-old Egyptian Muslim man based on what the civil rights group calls "misleading FBI files and questionable tactics." Tarek Hamdi, a father of four, has lived in the U.S. for more than 30 years. He also was a lawful, permanent resident for more than two decades. It took the government nine years to process Hamdi’s citizenship application. It was eventually rejected because Hamdi allegedly failed to claim that he was "associated" with the Benevolence International Foundation, a group designated by the U.S. Treasury...
  • Mom Shoots Neighbor's Dog After it Attacks Daughter

    05/20/2010 2:50:46 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 134 replies · 3,062+ views
    KTLA ^ | May 19, 2010 | Staff
    LAKE FOREST -- A woman in Lake Forest shot her neighbor's dog after the animal attacked her 6-year-old daughter, authorities said. The attack happened just after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday ... A 14-year-old boy heard screams and saw a brown and white boxer grab his 6-year-old sister's shoulder while she was playing on the driveway with her 3-year-old sister. The boy ran to the driveway and tried to pull his sister away from the animal, but the dog then bit the girl seven times on the leg, head, shoulder and face, authorities said. The girl's mother, Jennifer Cooper, was on the...
  • SoCal Experiencing Surge in Earthquake Activity

    04/13/2010 7:10:57 PM PDT · by bd476 · 87 replies · 2,009+ views
    KTLA News ^ | April 13, 2010 | KTLA News
    KTLA NewsSoCal Experiencing Surge in Earthquake Activity 70 quakes greater than a magnitude 4.0 have struck the region this year -- more than any year in the past decade. KTLA News 11:08 AM PDT, April 13, 2010 LOS ANGELES -- Southern California, along with Baja California, has seen a surge in moderate earthquake activity this year and scientists are trying to figure out what's causing the uptick. There have been 70 quakes greater than a magnitude 4.0 so far this year. That's the most of any year in the last decade -- and, it's only April. There were 30...
  • Sandra Hutchens’ Not So Little Tax Problem

    03/29/2010 10:07:09 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 10 replies · 578+ views
    occcws ^ | 3/26/2010
    OCCCWS has learned that Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, shortly before she was promoted to the rank of Captain in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, was the subject of massive tax liens by the very county she served (see the actual documents below). Documents obtained by OCCCWS show that Sheriff Hutchens, then known as Sandra Anderson, along with her former husband, were delinquent in paying property taxes in the amount of more than $36,000 to Los Angeles County. No public record was found showing that these liens were ever directly paid by Sheriff Hutchens and her former husband. This raises troubling...
  • CA: Is Fiorina ducking O.C. debate?

    02/18/2010 1:46:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 370+ views
    OC Register ^ | 2/18/10 | Dena Bunis
    We got word today from a disappointed professor at Irvine’s Brandman University that Republican Senate hopeful Carly Fiorina said no to participating in a debate the school is putting together in cooperation with KOCE-TV. The other two candidates in the GOP primary – former Rep. Tom Campbell and Irvine Assemblyman Chuck DeVore had accepted the invitation for the March 30 face-off. The three are vying to take on three-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer. But in an e-mail .. Fiorina’s campaign manager, Marty Wilson, declined. “We have accepted an invitation from ABC Television and the League of Women Voters for...
  • Christmas tree removed from courthouse

    11/24/2009 4:57:54 PM PST · by South40 · 24 replies · 815+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | November 24, 2009 | RACHANEE SRISAVASDI
    SANTA ANA – The removal of a Christmas tree from the Orange County Superior courthouse Monday has prompted a petition among court employees to have the tree – connected to a gift drive for poor children – put back. The six-foot artificial tree, which was adorned with tags seeking toy donations to 'Operation Santa Claus,' was removed Monday after a member of the public complained about the tree being in the courthouse, court spokeswoman Gwen Vieau said. "It's a public building and we have to serve the diversity of our community,'' she said. The tree had been put up in...
  • Fight for soul of GOP in Orange County

    11/07/2009 3:21:33 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 4 replies · 453+ views
    OC Register ^ | Steve Greenhut
    If you want to know what's wrong with Sacramento, you need look no further than Orange County. That's where Republican Party insiders have cast aside one of the GOP's most principled members in its drive to fill the 72nd Assembly District seat vacated by disgraced Assemblyman Mike Duvall, who resigned after being caught on tape bragging in lurid detail to another assemblyman about his sexual exploits with lobbyists. The first major candidate to announce his intention to replace Duvall was Orange County Supervisor Chris Norby. If the local GOP were serious about the limited-government rhetoric it constantly preaches, Norby would...
  • Montana AG launches probe of jail deal (Hardin and the American Police Force )

    10/01/2009 8:41:32 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies · 1,691+ views
    Missoulian ^ | Thursday, October 1, 2009 6:45 pm | MATTHEW BROWN
    In this Friday, Sept. 24, 2009 picture, Albert Peterson with the Two Rivers Authority stands outside an empty jail that Hardin, Mont. built for $27 million. The authority wants a California security company, American Police Force, to take over the facility. Michael Hilton pitched himself to the city as a military veteran turned private sector entrepreneur - a California defense contractor with extensive government contracts who promised to turn the rural city's empty jail into a cash cow. But now a much different picture of Hilton is emerging from public documents and interviews with his associates and legal adversaries. (AP...
  • Republicans, ACORN feud over suspicious voter cards

    09/25/2008 7:27:38 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies · 1,225+ views
    The Herald ^ | Sep. 25, 2008 | MARC CAPUTO
    TALLAHASSEE -- Two suspicious Seminole County voter registration cards became a flash point Wednesday in the Republican effort to suggest the community group ACORN is committing fraud in its historic Florida get-out-the vote efforts. An ACORN spokesman said the group spotted what appeared to be forged registration cards weeks ago and fired a worker over them. Seminole's election chief, Mike Ertel, said he was still "tremendously concerned," but stopped well short of calling the incident "fraud." The Republican National Committee, though, levelled the accusation and blasted the housing and wage advocacy group in a nationwide conference call with reporters, saying...
  • Paper Owner Freedom (OC Register) Plans to File For Chapter 11 (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/30/2009 4:38:10 PM PDT · by abb · 23 replies · 1,136+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 30, 2009 | PETER LATTMAN and RUSSELL ADAMS
    Freedom Communications Inc., the owner of the Orange County Register, is expected to declare bankruptcy this week, according to people familiar with the situation, the latest in a string of Chapter 11 filings in the battered newspaper business. The company, majority owned for more than 70 years by the Hoiles family, has reached agreements with its lenders to restructure its debts, according to these people. With annual revenue of about $700 million, Freedom owns the Register and more than 30 other daily papers and eight TV stations. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization -- a popular measurement for leveraged...
  • Crackdown on Amtrak mooning in O.C.

    LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (KABC) -- Southern California may be known for its sunny skies, but the city of Laguna Niguel's reputation for the past three decades has revolved around the moon. Actually thousands of moons. Each year a crush of people line up along the railroad tracks in the city and bare their backsides to every Amtrak train that passes by. But now the sun may be setting on this mooning tradition. "Hopefully it will be a much smaller event this year," said Mayor Robert Ming, Laguna Niguel. Mayor Ming says last year the crowd numbered 10,000, a problem when...
  • California's next chapter may be chapter 11

    05/23/2009 5:39:41 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 38 replies · 1,778+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | May 23, 2009 | Editorial
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and many leading California politicians have been warning of dire consequences if the state's voters rejected their five budget-related initiatives on Tuesday's ballot. The combination of so-called reforms and large tax increases wouldn't have come close to fixing the states' problems even if they passed, according to the governor's own budget projections, so voters should shrug off any of the blame politicians are laying at our feet. Legislators and the governor are hired, so to speak, to deal with the government's budget, and they are the ones who continue to fail at their jobs. It is clichéd,...
  • Mission Viejo 'Tea Party' to oppose initiatives set [CA]

    05/16/2009 6:37:34 AM PDT · by TheDon · 3 replies · 391+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | Friday, May 15, 2009 | WILL JASON
    MISSION VIEJO, CA – Organizers of an April 15 "Tea Party" are planning a follow-up rally on May 18 to oppose the propositions facing California voters the next day. The propositions are required to implement the February state budget deal. The Saddleback Republican Assembly, which is organizing the rally, is targeting tax increases contained in that deal. The group's president, Michael Ferrall, said the rally is also a protest against what he views as excessive state spending. "It's just a matter of philosophical principle, from a conservative perspective," Ferrall said.
  • Come demonstrate against the Muslim Student Union's ANTI-ISRAEL rally at UC Irvine!!!

    05/13/2009 10:08:40 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 23 replies · 2,235+ views
    May 13, 2009
    Come counterdemonstrate the racist terrorist-lovers of the Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine tonight. We will be stoning a woman in a burka to show the hypocrisy of these genocidal maniacs accusing our democratic ally Israel of (all things!) genocide!!!!See details on counterdemonstration below: The Jihadi's featured speaker tonight will be none other than Cynthia McKinney: Here is a timeline for tonights counterdemonstration: 5:30pm-6:00pm - Meet at Parking Structure on Campus Drive near East Peltason St. 6:00pm-6:20pm - Speaker Jesse Petrilla, will address the group on Sharia Law and fundamentalist Islam 6:20pm-6:30pm - Distribute press release and flyers (attached) about...
  • UC Irvine Gets Its Joooo-Hatred On....

    05/13/2009 9:05:53 AM PDT · by JDAM2007 · 9 replies · 778+ views
    Screen shot of UC Irvine sign: "Israel: The Politics of Genocide"
  • O.C. May Lose Millions For Jailing Illegal Immigrants

    05/11/2009 10:28:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies · 745+ views
    OCRegister ^ | May 11th 2009
    MICHAEL GOULDING, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER O.C. may lose millions for jailing illegal immigrants President would cut program for jailing criminal illegal immigrants. BY CINDY CARCAMO President Barack Obama's plan to redirect federal funds to the southwest border could mean Orange County stands to lose nearly $6.5 million in funds to house illegal immigrants with criminal convictions – while the state could lose $110 million. Local and state officials have joined members of Congress who are up in arms about Obama's announcement last week to kill a program that has provided about half a billion dollars in federal funds to...
  • County yanks future funding from abortionists

    05/02/2009 4:22:33 AM PDT · by Man50D · 2 replies · 408+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 02, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    Prompted in part by a series of undercover videos exposing legal abuses at Planned Parenthood abortion clinics, California's Orange County Board of Supervisors this week drafted a new policy preventing any of the county's $37 million in tobacco settlement revenue from paying for abortions. WND reported the story of Lila Rose, a college student who, through her Live Action Films ministry, has visited Planned Parenthood facilities around the nation under cover, taking with her a witness and a hidden camera, revealing clinic workers either concealing statutory rape or advising a patient on how to avoid various abortion restrictions. When California...
  • Former OC Sheriff Mike Carona gets 66 months in prison, $125,000 fine

    04/27/2009 5:24:23 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 31 replies · 2,288+ views
    OCregister ^ | 4/27/2009 | RACHANEE SRISAVASDI, LARRY WELBORN, JON CASSIDY and DOUG IRVING
    Former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona was sentenced today to 5 ½ years in federal prison by a judge who said his crime had brought shame to the county and victimized the people he was sworn to serve. U.S. District Judge Andrew Guilford also ordered Carona to pay a $125,000 fine within one year. “Lying will not be tolerated in this courtroom,” Guilford told Carona moments before reading his sentence. “Especially by this county’s leading law-enforcement officer.” The sentencing comes more than three months after a jury convicted Carona of witness tampering, for trying to convince one of his former...
  • Twitter coverage of Mike Carona sentencing in Santa Ana

    04/27/2009 4:03:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies · 807+ views
    Twitter coverage. The judge is listening to arguments before sentencing former OC Sheriff Mike Carona.
  • Campaign To Recall Mayor of Orange County, FL

    03/31/2009 3:21:13 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 6 replies · 493+ views
    This was discussed on the Bud Hedinger show this afternoon. There's a group of people, lead by Ray Srour, Jr. and Sally Baptiste, calling for the recall of Orange County, Florida Mayor Richard Crotty.
  • Orange County Saddleback Valley Conservatives & FReepers meeting TOMORROW Wednesday

    03/31/2009 8:59:02 AM PDT · by CaliFReeper1 · 15 replies · 1,588+ views
    Saddleback Valley Conservatives ^ | March 31 2009 | SVC
    Reminder: Saddleback Valley Conservatives & FReepers meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1st, 6:00 PM Location: Rancho Santa Margarita Ford 30031 Santa Margarita Pkwy. 92688 Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM Guest speakers: Keynote: John Williams, Trustee, South Orange County Community College District John will be speaking to us about several current issues in the South OC colleges, and will be taking your questions. Guest: Lyman Stucky Conservative activist Lyman Stucky will be speaking about the following: -Tools and strategies to get corrupt politicians and judges out of office -Tools to fight the teachers unions -Fighting for principles in the GOP Be sure to...
  • O.C. sheriff revoking concealed weapons permits

    03/26/2009 7:15:20 AM PDT · by pissant · 57 replies · 2,394+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/26/09 | Tami Abdullah
    Several major GOP power brokers with ties to convicted former Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona are about to lose their concealed weapons permits under an order by the new sheriff. Those who have received notices of revocation from Sheriff Sandra Hutchens include Michael Schroeder, chief political and legal advisor to Carona and a former chairman of the state Republican Party; Adam Probolsky, a GOP pollster; and Stephen Mensinger, a political ally of Carona and business executive for major GOP benefactor and developer George Argyros, public records show.
  • Obama To Come Into O.C. Via Motorcade

    03/17/2009 7:19:26 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 61 replies · 1,920+ views
    Obama to come into O.C. via motorcade President's route Wednesday from Long Beach Airport not announced. By SERENA MARIA DANIELS and SALVADOR HERNANDEZ White House officials and local authorities are not releasing details of President Obama's route from Long Beach Airport to a town hall meeting in Costa Mesa Wednesday, but it has been confirmed that the president will travel by motorcade. The Secret Service fell short of saying that the California Highway Patrol will escort Obama, but assured motorists that long-term closures are not planned for the heavily traveled 405 freeway. White House officials did say that a motorcade...
  • How to get tickets to see Obama on Wednesday (Costa Mesa, CA)

    03/16/2009 7:42:24 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 44 replies · 1,810+ views
    It’s official. President Barack Obama will hold his town hall meeting Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Building 12. And it’s going to be free and open to the public, that is for those people who want to spend St. Patrick’s Day morning waiting on line for tickets. I’m hearing there will be 2,000 total tickets, including probably a couple of hundred already spoken for by public officials and people who worked on the Obama campaign. Here’s the deal: They’ll be distributing tickets starting tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the OC Fair and Event Center, 88...
  • Undercover Videos Get Planned Parenthood De-Funded

    03/16/2009 7:40:32 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 14 replies · 874+ views
    The Voice magazine ^ | March 16, 2009 | Brian Burke
    Undercover videos produced by Live Action Films were used to help strip Planned Parenthood of the $292,000 in taxpayer funds it received from Orange County, CA. The videos, part of the ongoing Mona Lisa Project, clearly show Planned Parenthood employees ignoring the sexual abuse of minors, which mandatory reporting laws require clinicians to report. Mark Bucher, a local resident and board member of the Family Action PAC, saw the videos and decided to find out if Orange County gave taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood. Bucher proceeded to uncover an intricate money trail unknown even to the Orange County Board of...
  • “They’re nothing more than a baby-killing organization” Orange County supervisors cut funding to PP

    03/12/2009 2:05:37 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 582+ views
    The Orange County Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to rescind a contract with Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties because of the organization’s links to abortion. “I don’t believe the county should be funding abortion, and I don’t believe the county really should be involved in funding an organization who performs about 35 percent of the abortions in the country,” said Supervisor Chris Norby, the Orange County Register reported. The 5-0 vote came on Tuesday, March 10, following a lengthy debate and many comments from the public. Supervisors directed county staff to end funding to Planned Parenthood...
  • "We have a problem with financing Planned Parenthood” (Orange County supervisor)

    03/10/2009 1:06:12 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies · 685+ views
    An Orange County supervisor is asking his colleagues on the board to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, saying the county should not be giving money to an organization that provides abortions. In a meeting of the board of supervisors scheduled to begin today at 9:30 a.m., Supervisor John Moorlach will ask the board to end two county contracts with Planned Parenthood approved last year that total $341,788.
  • O.C. Residents Feel Mysterrrrrious Shakingggg!

    03/04/2009 3:24:04 PM PST · by TaraP · 24 replies · 1,293+ views
    SANTA ANA (CBS) ― Click to enlarge A shake and some rattled nerves. What was it? Who knows. The investigation continues. AP 1 of 1 Close numSlides of totalImages As mysteries go, it might not rank up there with "What happened to Amelia Earhart?" or "Did Oswald act alone?" but a strange rattling, shaking, and quaking got people in Orange County all shook up yesterday evening...and we can tell you this much, it wasn't an Elvis sighting either. We are used to earthquakes in the Southland, but this was no quake either! Or a sonic boom. We are used to...
  • More protest Orange's revaluation [North Carolina tax revolt]

    03/04/2009 12:42:18 PM PST · by MitchellC · 7 replies · 1,046+ views
    News & Observer ^ | March 4, 2009 | Jesse James DeConto
    Lawyers dispute it can't be undoneHILLSBOROUGH -- More than 200 taxpayers packed the Central Orange Senior Center, and sheriff's deputies turned away dozens more who came to protest the recent countywide revaluation. Hillsborough lawyer Cynthia Shriner countered County Attorney Geoff Gledhill's claim that the county can't rescind the revaluation because Jan. 1 has come and gone. She said all the commissioners have to do is overturn a decades-old decision to revalue Orange County's properties every four years and take advantage of the state law that requires it only every eight years. At least three other counties scheduled to implement revaluations...
  • Abortion facility to close following 40 Days for Life campaign [Orange Co. CA]

    02/23/2009 10:46:03 PM PST · by Salvation · 24 replies · 803+ views
    40DaysForLife.com ^ | October, 2008 | 40DaysForLife.com
    Abortion facility to close following 40 Days for Life campaign   Shawn Carney (right) of the national 40 Days for Life team, with two Orange County, California campaign leaders, standing next to the real estate sign that was placed outside the abortion facility on Day 39 of the fall 40 Days for Life.The abortion center is going to close its doors and shut down. As you look at that picture, think about what it will feel like when the abortion facility or Planned Parenthood nearest to you posts a similar sign — the day when you realize that due to...
  • Counselor suspended after teens hear Christian music

    02/21/2009 2:25:18 PM PST · by TruthHound · 124 replies · 3,877+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 19, 2009
    Counselor suspended after teens hear Christian music Accused of 'exposing children to unapproved religious activities' A Southern California counselor with nearly two decades of experience with foster children is challenging a decision that she be punished after four teens she took on an approved day-long outing encountered a beach festival – and heard Christian music. The 18-year employee, according to the lawsuit, took four teen girls from the Orangewood Children's Home, which was launched as a private facility but now is owned and run by Orange County. "What happened to this counselor was insane and unjust," said Brad Dacus, president...
  • Feds indict Afghan national for alleged ties to terrorists [UPDATED]

    02/20/2009 2:56:28 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 972+ views
    LA TIMES BLOGS.LA TIMES.com/lanow ^ | 10:07 AM | February 20, 2009 | Andrew Blankstein and Christine Hanley
    SNIPPET: "Ahmadullah Sais Niazi, 34, who was arrested without incident this morning at his Tustin residence by members of the joint terrorism task force, was named in a five-count indictment returned Feb. 11 by a federal grand jury. The indictment, unsealed this morning, alleges Niazi hid associations with "Specially Designated Global Terrorists," groups including Al Qaeda, Hizb-i-Islami and the Taliban, when he completed nationalization papers five years ago. During one visit, the government alleges Niazi visited Dr. Amin al-Haq, the security coordinator for Osama bin Laden."
  • Vigilant Citizens In Action: O. C. Gun Grabbing Sheriff And Her Deputies Caught Red Handed

    02/03/2009 9:06:56 AM PST · by ElKafir · 5 replies · 1,410+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | Transsylvania Phoenix
    For the first 26 years of my life I lived under one of Eastern Europe darkest, most deranged and authoritarian communist dictatorships. What you will read on this page happened in America, supposedly the freest country in the world; however from the behavior manifested by the law enforcement officers attending a recent Board of Supervisors meeting you would think their employer is Nicolae Ceausescu not the citizens of Orange County, California. Read on
  • Orange County CA Saddleback Valley Conservatives and FReepers meeting Wednesday Feb 4th

    02/01/2009 8:26:04 PM PST · by CaliFReeper1 · 13 replies · 884+ views
    Saddleback Valley Conservatives ^ | Feb 1st | Jesse Petrilla
    SVC February meeting All FReepers are invited to attend the next meeting of the Saddleback Valley Conservatives: Guest speaker will be California Republican Party Treasurer, and Rancho Santa Margarita resident, Steve Baric who will talk to us about the future of the GOP and the need for a return to traditional and conservative values. Jesse Petrilla will speak about his recent trip to Europe where he met with numerous European political leaders in an attempt to understand the current situation there with Islamic fundamentalism, social, economic, and other problems brought on by years of liberal policies, and how we...
  • Televangelism Empire In Chaos Over Family Split

    01/31/2009 9:49:07 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies · 1,846+ views
    SFChronicle ^ | January 31, 2009
    Televangelism empire in chaos over family split By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press Writer Saturday, January 31, 2009 Once one of the nation's most popular televangelists, the Rev. Robert H. Schuller is watching his life's work crumble. His son and recent successor, the Rev. Robert A. Schuller, has abruptly resigned as senior pastor of the Crystal Cathedral. The shimmering, glass-walled megachurch is home to the "Hour of Power" broadcast, an evangelism staple that's been on the air for more than three decades. The church is in financial turmoil: It plans to sell more than $65 million worth of its Orange County...
  • Jury has reached verdict - Mike Carona trial (former OC sheriff)

    01/16/2009 11:03:01 AM PST · by EveningStar · 19 replies · 1,356+ views
    Just announced. Verdict to be read at 11:45 AM Pacific Time
  • Marie Callender's founder remembered as innovator (obituary)

    01/10/2009 11:08:28 AM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies · 890+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | January 9, 2009 | Nancy Luna
    Don Callender, credited with turning his mother's modest home-based bakery business into a restaurant and pie dynasty in Southern California, has died.
  • Orange County Chapter of Saddleback Valley Conservatives and Freepers meeting on Wednesday

    01/05/2009 8:11:50 PM PST · by CaliFReeper1 · 14 replies · 702+ views
    OC FReepers, please join me and other conservatives on Wednesday evening for our regular grassroots town hall meeting of the Saddleback Valley Conservatives. Guest speaker is Capistrano Unified School Board member Anna Bryson. Come ready with your questions and feel free to bring all your conservative friends. WHEN: Wednesday, Jan 7th, 6:00-7:30PM WHERE: Rancho Santa Margarita Ford dealership, 30031 Santa Margarita Parkway, zip code 92688. Take Alicia Parkway east all the way to RSM, turn right on Santa Margarita Parkway and head down about a mile. RSM ford is on your left. Also I will be discussing various technology related...
  • Supervisors lobby sheriff on concealed weapons [Re: Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens]

    12/27/2008 10:49:55 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 15 replies · 1,315+ views
    OC Register ^ | Dec. 18, 2008 | NORBERTO SANTANA JR.
    Hutchens says she disagrees with supervisors and will let voters decide her fate in 2010.
  • "Minutewoman" / Freeper featured in Years Best Pictures (Orange County, CA)

    12/27/2008 10:23:41 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 31 replies · 1,867+ views
    Register photographers share favorite images from 2008 Anti-illegal immigration protester Deborah Craig speaks her mind while day laborer Victor Orozco, right, stands at the gathering point with other day laborers at the entrance to Modjeska Canyon on March 20. The day laborers volunteered to shore up hillsides in the canyon. Steve K. Zylius, The Orange County Register