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NC: KARTS Progressing With Central Hub

Feb. 04--KARTS -- Kerr Area Transportation Authority -- is on the road to a central hub in Vance County. During the commissioners meeting Monday night, Rob Brink, executive director of KARTS, gave an update on the progress of its facility

Florida Governor Declares Public Health Emergency in Four Counties

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed an executive order on Wednesday declaring a public health emergency in four counties in his state where at least nine people have fallen victim to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Democratic lawmakers, L.A. County board urge Gov. Brown to stand behind Coastal Commission chief

Elected officials in Sacramento and Los Angeles are urging Gov. Jerry Brown to weigh in on the fate of the embattled executive director of the California Coastal Commission, saying that his dismissal would jeopardize pending environmental protection efforts. A letter sent to Brown by 16 Democratic...

Robert Kelly Named Dutchess County’s First Poet Laureate

Dutchess County (NY) Executive Marc Molinaro has appointed Bard Professor and resident of Annandale, Robert Kelly, to the position of poet laureate. He is the first poet laureate to serve Dutchess County. In addition to his role as professor at Bard, Kelly founded and directed the MFA Writing Program at the college. More via Poughkeepsie […]

Rushern Baker to the rescue

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III was touring the county's snow-removal efforts by helicopter when he spotted a neighborhood in distress. He landed the helicopter and tried to come to the resuce, even as reporters waiting several miles away for him to give a news briefing.

The Execution of Ex-Cop Manuel Pardo After 24 Years on Death Row

In 1979, after having served four years in the Navy, 22-year-old Manuel Pardo graduated from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) academy at the top of his class. Following his involvement in a Miami-Dade County ticket-fixing scandal in 1980, Pardo was kicked out of the FHP. Show More Summary

Wisconsin Billionaire's Son Stalls Public School Takeover Until He's Re-Elected

In Milwaukee County, there is a classic battle going on for the seat of Milwaukee County Executive. On one side is the well-moneyed rich, spoiled brat who thinks he can just buy his reelection. On the other side is a wildly popular state...Show More Summary

Former Santa Ana city councilman sentenced to a year in jail

Former Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante was sentenced to a year in jail Friday on charges that included attempted sexual battery and grand theft. Bustamante, who also had served as an executive manager for Orange County, pleaded guilty in December to attempted sexual battery, stalking,...

Former Santa Ana city councilman sentenced to a year in jail

Former Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante was sentenced to a year in jail Friday on charges that included attempted sexual battery and grand theft. Bustamante, who also had served as an executive manager for Orange County, pleaded guilty in December to attempted sexual battery, stalking,...

Taco Bell exec is suing the Uber driver he beat up for $5 million

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Remember Benjamin Golden, the former Taco Bell executive who beat up his Uber driver? Golden is now suing the driver for $5 million for recording the violent attack. From the Orange County Register: As a result of the overwhelming media...Show More Summary

Worst Person of the Week: L. Brooks Patterson

Patterson is officially Oakland County Executive, aka Head Honcho for Life, of Oakland, Michigan — those cities (Pontiac) and suburbs that did very well off “white flight” from Detroit. L. Brooks’ latest, per the Washington Post: Even as authorities are still advising residents in Flint, Mich., not to drink or bathe in city’s tap water, […]

State lawmakers OK audit of Los Angeles County Fair operator

A state legislative committee voted unanimously Wednesday to conduct a far-reaching audit of the nonprofit association that runs the Los Angeles County Fair, a review that will focus in part on executive salaries and whether the organization has drifted too far from its tax-exempt mission of promoting...

GOP lead-poisoning truthers say Flint water crisis ‘vastly overstated’ — and might even be ’a hoax’

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A Michigan Republican suggested that Flint’s water crisis wasn’t all that bad — and might even be a hoax — during a lunch meeting of business leaders and elected officials. L. Brooks Patterson, an Oakland County executive, said Tuesday during the Detroit Economic Club...

TODAY’S STUDY: PUBLIC UTILITY OWNERSHIP RECOMMENDED FOR MAUI

Analysis of Alternative Forms of Ownership and Alternative Business Models for Maui County's Electric Utility Company December 23, 2015 (Guernsey for County of Maui) Executive Summary The principal goal for an electric utility is toShow More Summary

O.C. victim's father doesn't expect to see death penalty carried out

Steve Herr assumes he won't live to see the execution of the man convicted of murdering and then decapitating his son in the attic of an Orange County theater. "Realistically, I'm not going to be around when he's put to death," Herr, 67, said a few days after a jury recommended the death penalty...

Actor who beheaded war veteran faces long road to execution chamber

Steve Herr assumes he won't live to see the execution of the man convicted of murdering and then decapitating his son in the attic of an Orange County theater. "Realistically, I'm not going to be around when he's put to death," Herr, 67, said a few days after a jury recommended the death penalty...

1983: Wang Zhong, small-time grifter

2 weeks agoNews / Crime : Executed Today

On this date in 1983, Wang Zhong, once the Communist Party Secretary and district head of Haifeng county, Guangdong, was executed for corruption. The first official of his rank to be so punished, Wang did business on a truly paltry scale relative to the titanic graft compassed by China’s latter-day oligarchs: his first booty was […]

MD: Baltimore County Executive Questions Value of a Towson Circulator

Jan. 13--When the General Assembly opens its 2016 session today, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will be seeking state funding for everything from school construction to transportation projects and road work. But one thing Kamene

Lawmakers back audit of L.A. County Fair Assn.

Lawmakers on a state audit panel Wednesday expressed support for a major review of the Los Angeles County Fair Assn., citing concerns about compensation levels for its executives and whether the nonprofit organization was straying from its agrarian roots. The Joint Legislative Audit Committee set...

Baker headed to South Carolina to campaign for O’Malley

The Pr. George’s county executive will serve as a surrogate for O’Malley at Sunday’s Democratic debate.

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