Monthly Archives: April 2013

LA Times on Plastic Bag Bans

Today’s Los Angeles Times editorial pages weigh in on the various proposals in Sacramento to ban plastic bags from stores by calling for a basic fee for their use. This would encourage consumers to be more thoughtful when it comes to using re-usable bags

Where would you have them sleep?

A recent OC Register Editorial asserts that the Homeless Persons Bill of Rights and Fairness Act is “misguided compassion towards the homeless.” To their horror the Bill would grant the homeless new rights in California, including sleeping on sidewalks.

For Your Summer Reading

While it’s fashionable among the conservative and libertarian sectors of Orange County, especially when talking about the economies of foreign nations like Greece and Spain, the Austerity Measures are actually delaying any sort of economic rebound.  Not so you say?  I dare you to pick up a new book released last week by Mark Blyth…

Santa Ana: Chivas Deal is Dead

Chivas USA

Every so often, I’ll venture over to Santa Ana Sentinel, run by Santa Ana artist and part-time Santa Ana College instructor Omar Avalos who pens a blog about Chivas USA for Soccer Newsday. Recently, he’s noted increased marketing of the Los Angeles Galaxy in Santa Ana which he attributes to the city’s flirtations with Chivas…

Non Elected Government Officials Having a Bad Day

The Voice of OC broke two stories yesterday that the County of Orange officially fired Alisa Drakodaidis, Orange County deputy CEO, yesterday and Jill Arthur, an assistant city manager for the City of Santa Ana , has been placed on leave pending an investigation into her alleged behavior following an automobile accident.