Despite a warning from the county grand jury, the Orange County Board of Supervisors declined, back in December of 2008, to impose a letter grading system designed to inform would-be diners about the health safety record of restaurants, according to the L.A. Times.
Supervisor Pat Bates & the Orange County Children’s Partnership invite you to discuss the Conditions of Children in Orange County, at a Community Engagement Forum scheduled for this Friday, February 8, 2013, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.
Special Discussion Topic: Childhood Immunization.
Event Location: Mission Hospital Conference Center, at 26762 Crown Valley Pkwy., in Mission Viejo. Continue reading
Reportedly over 800 Orange County residents have sent in applications to become the next Orange County Clerk-Recorder. But will any of them really have a chance – or will the seat go to a political appointment?
Former State Senator Dick Ackerman and former State Assemblyman Chris Norby, both Republicans from Fullerton, could be the leaders of the pack. (Ackerman now lives in Irvine).
I am told that Ackerman will likely hire Laura Cunningham, who served as former Supervisor Bill Campbell’s Chief of Staff, if he gets selected to serve as Clerk-Recorder. Continue reading
The union-funded Voice of OC continues their good exposure this week of what we’ll label the “cusp” positions in county government that the Board of Supervisors needs to fill: Board of Supervisors OKs Timetable for Filling Top County Positions. Nick Gerda wrote:
County supervisors adopted a process Tuesday to fill high-level elected posts and made it clear they don’t want the decision to be seen as politically motivated. They intend to appoint a new public administrator, clerk-recorder and auditor-controller, jobs that several high-level political players have been seeking. Continue reading
“Sometime in April, nine customers at an Orange County restaurant got sick after eating lettuce laced with Escherichia coli, the deadly, dreaded bacterium better known as E. coli. The lettuce came from Amazing Coachella Inc. of Coachella, and their poisoned product also struck eaters in Canada, where the outbreak was a national story. The OC restaurant was the only other culprit; it closed for a couple of days, then opened, and that was that,” according to the OC Weekly.
Here’s the kicker – the Orange County Health Care Agency, which inspects restaurants and oversees food safety in Orange County, never “never revealed it to the public when the outbreak occurred, and it doesn’t want you to know about it—now or ever.” Continue reading
UPDATE: District Attorney Tony Rackauckas Monday quashed the release of a politically explosive letter sent to the Orange County Board of Supervisors by an attorney representing Deputy CEO Alisa Drakodaidis, who abruptly went on a medical leave in the wake of sex crimes charges against former county Public Works executive Carlos Bustamante, according to the Voice of OC.
“Indications are that Orange County Deputy CEO Alisa Drakodaidis is the latest high-level official heading out the door in the wake of the Carlos Bustamante sex crimes scandal,” according to the Voice of OC. Continue reading