Friday, October 10, 2014

On the Prowl in South County (10/9/2014): On the Great Park, Elections & Other Thoughts

It was a bit of a challenging week for the County's Local Paper, the Register as it had to send out an apology email to its' subscribers and try and figure out a debt it owed to the LA Times for $ 3.5 Million Dollars:

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October 04, 2014
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Although we here @ "Outsiders" have been concerned about some of the coverage by The Register within the broader South County Region,  we wish The Register much success as it continues its' efforts to navigate what is clearly an extremely challenging Newspaper Publishing Business as it recently sold its' Headquarters on a lease-Buy Back Deal.

It is also with great interest as the Register has been busy during the last month of the Campaign here in South County with its'  endorsements of candidates throughout the County and with a special focus on South County as it announced a number of key endorsements this Week for the City of Laguna Niguel and the City of Lake Forest.   It is great to see the exposure of the candidates that subscribe to the the Libertarian/Small Government View that the Register has espoused ever since since it was founded.     Yet, it is of note that the Register reported in its' October 7 edition on of Orange County workers are falling behind due to a mismatch in tranings.    How this report reconciles with the "Small Government" view that the Register holds and many aspiring office holders aspire to remains an open question.   Hopefully this report will serve as a wake-up call for a transformation of partnership to help create the next generation which will continue the transformation process for Orange County.

Not withstanding such challenges, it is always gratifying to be witness to be witness to communtiy service.      On October 17, Boy Scouts of America Orange County Council is sponsoring an Over the Edge Exciting event at the Irvine Marriott to help with the on-going efforts of the Council to support the youth of Orange County.     It is a part of a nationwide initiative to support Boy Scouts nationally.   The Scouts are also spreaheading Scouting for Food in Support of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County .   Second Harvest  distributes over 400,000 lbs of Food to the needy in Orange County and this support is needed ever more.

This week also saw another Orange County Landmark be relegated to the dustbin of history:   The Great Park Runways were demolished--many in South Orange County have fond memories of having walked them during the annual Air Shows and visits.    It will be a place to remember though especially as the Veterans Cemetery at the Great Park will be part of the legacy--and Governor Brown was in Orange County to check things out this week.

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