Cathy Taylor, formerly Editor of Human Events who was brought in from the Orange County Register, is returning to her old stomping grounds. Sort of, anyhow. She’s opening up the Washington bureau of the Orange County Register.

“I had a wonderful year at Human Events working with Joe, John Gizzi, David Harsanyi and more and was very sad to see the print edition closed,” she wrote FishbowlDC. “But, here’s the latest. …Now, I’m returning to cover a market and audience I know well, and bring our readers news and analysis from Washington. My reporting will be enriched for having worked with the fine people at Human Events.”

She explained that the Register is expanding under the leadership of Publisher Aaron Kushner and Editor Ken Brusic. Her new boss, Political Editor Mark Mattasa, calls it a bit of “journo-heaven.”

Taylor said goodbye to the Register in October 2011. She was the publication’s Opinion Editor. Most recently Human Events shut down its print edition, leaving some employees out of jobs.