2010

December 15, 2010 
County bans medical marijuana dispensaries

Medical marijuana dispensaries and marijuana delivery services along with the sale and distribution of marijuana within unincorporated Orange County were formally banned by county supervisors Tuesday.


December 14, 2010 
Maligned county contractor gets $254,609 bonus

A quarter-million dollar bonus for the county's computer contractor was awarded today despite repeated complaints of substandard performance and supervisors’ questions over whether the company actually fulfilled the requirements to warrant the extra cash.


November 17, 2010 
Watch Supervisor Nelson on Inside OC

The OC supervisors clash over lobbying reform. Lobbyists have to sign up in other counties, why not "Orange" County? And coming to an airport near you - full body scans. Should travelers rail against the machine, or embrace the latest step in anti-terrorism technology? Watch the show.


September 1, 2010 
Transparency honor goes to Brandman students, law passes

They may have earned the ire of city types from one end of OC to the other – but they've also earned a "certificate of recognition" for community service from new Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson.


August 31, 2010 
Smoke 'em if you got 'em

How to honor a fallen Marine? Many ways, but Supervisor Shawn Nelson , aide Steve Spernak and the families of three Orange County Marines who died this summer came up with a new way.


August 26, 2010 
Change 'guilty-until-proven-innocent' Child Abuse Index

Orange County should lead the charge in fixing a system which leaves as many as three percent of suspected child abusers on a statewide "black list" — even after investigations failed to determine whether there even was abuse, Supervisor Shawn Nelson urged his fellow supervisors.


August 4, 2010 
New Supervisor Brings Grassroots Beliefs to County Legislature

Shawn Nelson is one of Orange County's true grassroots, take-charge public servants. A Califor-nia native, he served for nearly a decade on the City Council in his hometown of Fullerton before taking his oath this June when he became the Orange County Fourth district Supervisor.


August 3, 2010 
New Lions Field in Fullerton is Open for Play

FULLERTON – Gone are the potholes and puddles at Lions Field, which has been replaced with synthetic grass as part of a $13 million renovation project.


June 30, 2010 
Busloads clean up the place

Busloads of students from Anaheim High School volunteered for the Anaheim Beautification Project on Saturday morning.


June 22, 2010 
Nelson questions pension reform formula, costs

Newly elected county Supervisor Shawn Nelson took aim Tuesday morning at the county's so-called groundbreaking pension reform efforts, questioning the cost of lobbying the IRS to implement the plan and identifying a potential hole in the formula that could cost the county money instead of saving it.