Saturday, March 27, 2010

Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs Endorse Bill Hunt for Sheriff

Sheriff-Coroner Endorsement Results

March 27, 2010 - 12:32 PM By: AOCDS
2010 AOCDS-PAC Sheriff-Coroner Endorsement Results

Ballots Received: 846
Ballots Validated: 824

Retired Lt. Bill Hunt: 414 50.24%
Sheriff Sandra Hutchens 220 26.70%
Deputy Chief Craig Hunter 99 12.02%
No Endorsement 91 11.04%

Retired Lt. Bill Hunt receives the AOCDS-PAC endorsement for the 2010 election for Orange County Sheriff-Coroner.

Thomas Dominguez
AOCDS-PAC Chairperson


This is a huge win for Hunt and a significant blow to Acting Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. It doesn't mean much for Anaheim PD's Deputy Chief Craig Hunter who is supported and backed by cronies from feloniously corrupt sheriff Mike Carona and company. Frankly, I think many would have been surprised if Hunt didn't get the endorsement from the rank and file. The deputies know that Hunt is a solid, fair, and respected leader.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Craig Hunter Wants Your Rights Limited



If you care about your rights you have a very real reason for concern. Tell a friend!

Decline-To-State Voters: Help or Hindrance


Lately, I have been pondering what all of the Orange County “decline-to-state” or DTS voters might be thinking.  I was a DTS until a few years ago.  At that time I had some of the same ideas I have now, like smaller more efficient government that runs smoothly without squandering our hard-earned tax-dollars.  I also felt, and still do that all children

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The California Subdivision Map Act - A One Day Seminar


WHAT IS COVERED?

This seminar provides guidelines for effective use of the Subdivision Map Act. The instructors will discuss the responsibilities and powers of local agencies under the Act, as well as particular issues regarding when the Act applies.

Seminar highlights:
•Discussion of Legislative and Judicial changes in 2009
•Relationship of Map Act to other planning, zoning and development laws, and to CEQA
•When the Map Act applies (and when not)
•What kind of Map (Tentative/Final or Parcel Map) to use
•Certificates of Compliance
•Lot Line Adjustments
•Exemptions and exceptions under the Map Act
•Life of Tentative Map
•Vested Rights (including Vesting Maps, Development Agreements and Common Law Vesting)
•Exactions/Dedications/Fees
•Creative mapping approaches


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This seminar is designed for planners, surveyors, engineers, developers, builders, attorneys, project managers, architects, planning commissioners, council and board members, property managers, public works and utilities directors, zoning board members, and all others involved with the land use process.

This course qualifies for 6.0 hours of California MCLE credit.

COST: $195


TIME
Registration: 8:30 am
Class: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Includes the 2010
edition of the
Map Act Navigator
(a $49.95 value)


RANCHO CUCAMONGA

Thurs., Sept. 23, 2010
REGISTER (pay by Credit Card)
REGISTER (pay by Check or Cash)
Rancho Cucamonga Community Center
Lion's Park Building
9191 Baseline Road
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Map

Bill Hunt for Sheriff - The Movie



In 2006, I served as an Orange County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant and San Clemente’s Chief of Police. I stood up to run as the anti-corruption candidate against then Sheriff turned convicted felon Mike Carona and earned nearly 100,000 of your votes. Twice I’ve been endorsed for Sheriff by the fine men and women of the department – in 2006, and again in 2008 during the appointment following Carona’s resignation. As your Sheriff, I will protect your constitutional guarantees. I will end early jail releases and the practice of citing and releasing misdemeanor arrestees. Instead, my policy will be: “pay your bail or stay in jail.” Our county’s two most successful sheriffs, James Musick and Brad Gates, had one thing in common – they came up through the ranks. Like them, I’ve worked my way through the sheriff’s department. I am the only candidate to patrol our streets, oversee our county jails and serve as a Chief of Police in Orange County. I am the only candidate to own and operate a small business. With over 25 years of combined service in the military and law enforcement, I know how to cut waste without compromising public safety. I ask for your vote. www.BillHuntforSheriff.com.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Hundreds Gather for Trigonometry Competition at Santiago Canyon College


March 20, 2010
Trig Star 2010 attracted hundreds of high school students and their parents from a dozen Orange County area schools. Also in attendance were Santiago Canyon College students. What could possibly compel these students to wake up early on a Saturday morning to take a trigonometry exam? How about $500 and scholarship opportunities! Winners walked away with $500, $300, and $200 for first, second and third place respectively. The college students took the same exam but were competing for their own prizes in the same amount of money. Exams were scored immediately following the exam by a dozen volunteer proctors. The event closed out with the announcement of the winners of Trig Star and an exciting competition known as the Surveyor's Challenge. The winners of the Surveyor's Challenge walked away with $50, $30, and $20 awards for measuring angles and distances and then applying trigonometric principles to their measurements to determine the size, shape, and area of certain features on campus. A grand prize was also handed out. The Garmin eTrex Legend H, worth about $150, went to the overall Surveyor's Challenge winner, Vallentino Leanarduzzi, a Santiago Canyon College Survey/Mapping student.
Numerous industry leaders were on hand to recruit and educate visitors about land surveying and mapping.  The primary sponsor, the Orange County Chapter of the California Land Surveyor's Association (OC-CLSA), donated nearly $6,000 to make the event a success.  Other sponsors included the Port of Long Beach, California State University at Fresno's Geomatics Engineering, Psomas, Johnson-Frank, RBF, the County of Orange's Geomatics/LIS Division, Professional Engineers in California Government (PECG), Santiago Canyon College's Career Education, and me. 



Greg Sebourn

Orange County Bail Bonds

The Beauty of a Storm

The Beauty of a Storm
Orange County, Ca.

My Grandma - A Eulogy

LET'S TALK ABOUT 1914 FOR A MOMENT.



FOR STARTERS, GRANDMA WAS BORN TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1914 IN HER FAMILY'S ATWOOD RANCH HOUSE.



IT IS WORTH NOTING THOSE ALSO BORN IN 1914:

JACK LALANNE

JOE DIMAGGIO

DANNY THOMAS



AND WHO DIED IN 1914:

JOHN MUIR, THE FAMOUS NATURALIST FOR WHICH NUMEROUS ROADS, PARKS, HOTELS, AND NATURE RESERVES ARE NAMED.



IT IS ALSO WORTH NOTING THAT IN 1914 WOODROW WILSON SIGNS MOTHER'S DAY PROCLAMATION AND BABE RUTH MAKES HIS MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT WITH THE RED SOX. MOTHER'S DAY AND BASEBALL- TWO OF MY FAVORITES!! (PERHAPS HER NICKNAME "BABE" CAME FROM BABE RUTH???)



GRANDMA WAS BORN INTO A PERIOD OF TIME FILLED WITH TURMOIL. IN JUNE OF 1914 ARCHDUKE FRANZS FERDINAND WAS ASSASSINATED. WITHIN ONE MONTH WORLD WAR I RAGED ACROSS EUROPE. TWO DAYS AFTER HER BIRTH HOWEVER, GERMAN AND BRITISH TROOPS INTERRUPTED WWI TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS. (PERHAPS THEY PAUSE KNOWING THAT A GREAT WOMAN WAS BORNE) WORLD WAR I CONTINUED UNTIL THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES IN 1919.



ALTHOUGH SHE WAS ONLY 5 YEARS OLD, SHE SAW THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS CREATED AND THE 19TH AMENDMENT WAS APPROVED BY THE U.S. CONGRESS GUARANTEEING THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN TO VOTE.



SHE LIVED THROUGH MANY NOTABLE EVENTS. LIKE THE 1933 LONG BEACH EARTHQUAKE OR WHEN ATWOOD FLOODED ALONG WITH MOST OF ORANGE COUNTY IN 1938 AND THE FLOOD-WATERS CLAIMED MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE, 43 OF WHICH WERE FROM ATWOOD! ALL OF THIS DURING A TIME THAT WE READ ABOUT IN SCHOOL AND KNOWN AS "THE GREAT DEPRESSION". SOMEWHERE IN ALL OF THAT SHE FOUND THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, GRANDPA LEO, GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL, GOT MARRIED, AND HAD KIDS!



THEN THERE WAS WORLD WAR II. FROM PEARL HARBOR TO HIROSHIMA, GRANDMA WAS RAISING MY UNCLE BOB AND MOM ARLINE. WITH AIR-RAID SIRENS AND BLACKOUTS SHE WAS A WIFE AND MOTHER. WHAT A TIME TO RAISE CHILDREN! I BET GRANDMA'S PARENTS WERE ABEL TO TELL HER A THING OR TWO ABOUT RAISING KIDS IN WARTIME.



GRANDMA WAS THERE WHEN THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA HELD THEIR 3RD ANNUAL NATIONAL JAMBOREE IN 1953. SHE SAW AIRBASES OPEN IN '42 AND CLOSE IN '99. SHE WATCHED WALTER KNOTT START UP HIS BERRY FARM AND WALT DISNEY TURN ORANGE GROVES AND STRAWBERRY PATCHES INTO DISNEYLAND!



SHE SAW THE HORSE AND CARRIAGE FADE AWAY INTO HISTORY AND SPACE TRAVEL EXPLODE BEFORE HER WITH THE FIRST LUNAR LANDING. JUST IMAGINE HOW MUCH TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED OVER THE LAST 100 YEARS. FROM TUBE RECTIFIERS TO SUPERCONDUCTORS; FROM TRANS-ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH CABLES TO SATELLITE TV.



SHE SAW MORE IN HER 93 YEARS THAN MOST OF US WILL EVER READ ABOUT, LET ALONE LIVE THROUGH!



OF THOSE 93 YEARS IT IS MY HONOR TO HAVE BEEN HER GRANDSON FOR 35 OF THEM. SHE WAS MY MOTHER WHEN MOM HAD TO WORK. SHE WIPED MY NOSE AND PUT FOOD IN MY MOUTH. SHE LET ME PLAY WITH GRANDPA EVEN THOUGH SHE NEEDED HIM TO TAKE HER TO THE STORE. SHE WAS MY GRANDMA AND I WILL MISS HER IMMENSELY.



JUST LOOK AROUND THIS ROOM; SHE DID THIS. SHE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING SO MANY GOOD PEOPLE INTO THIS WORLD AND TOGETHER TODAY. THIS IS HER LEGACY.



A Dedication To My Loving Wife, Stacey. Thank you for all you do for me!

Brad Paisley - I Thought I Loved You Then


I remember trying not to stare the night that I first met you
You had me mesmerized
3 weeks later in the front porch light taking 45 min to kiss you goodnight
I hadn’t told you yet but I thought I loved you then

Chorus
Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Like a river meets the sea
Stronger than it’s ever been
We’ve come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then.

I remember taking you back to right where I first met you
You were so surprised
There were people around
But I didn’t care I got down on one knee right there
And once again I thought I loved you then

Chorus
Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Like a river meets the sea
Stronger than it’s ever been
We’ve come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then.

I can just see you with a baby on the way
I can just see you when your hair is turning gray
What I can’t see is how I’m ever gonna love you more
But I’ve said that before.

Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Well look back some day at this moment that we’re in
And I'll look at you and say I thought I loved you then
And I thought I loved you then...

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