Bill Spaulding

UPDATED: The Hidden Great Park Environmental Documents

Chris is busy at work and asked that this be brought to your attention. Frankly, I’m a little confused but not for the reason one might first expect. Explanation to follow. The Voice of OC has a post today under a nearly identical title. It describes how a number of documents detailing environmental concerns at…

What Good Is Government — And the Power of One

We all know about Candy Lightner who started Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Right? She started the organization after losing a child in a traffic collision caused by a drunk driver. With the help of others, she changed our entire nation’s attitude about drinking and driving. Enlisting those others who helped, she demonstrated the power of…

50 Years Ago Today And Not Much Has Changed

On September 12, 1960 Senator John Kennedy of Massachusetts gave a speech to the Houston Ministerial Association at the Rice Hotel in Houston, Texas. He faced great skepticism at that time for a number of reasons not least among which was his faith. He was a practicing Catholic. All American presidents to that point had…

Loretta Sanchez and Craigslist

This appeared in today’s The Hill. Craigslist self-censoring a good first step (Rep. Loretta Sanchez) By Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) – 09/07/10 11:07 AM ET Craigslist should be commended for censoring its adult services section, which is frequently abused by sex traffickers and other criminals. Although Craigslist has not made clear whether its decision to…

These People Vote

And that’s scary. The glaring lack of facts is appalling. To this observer, these people represent exactly what it is they themselves fear but somehow cannot recognize. Yet they vote and get others to vote, also. If you want to prevent from occurring what it is that these people are whining about, hook up with…

A Milestone and an Accomplishment In Silver Lake

This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of the Sunset Junction Street Fair. Why would this matter to Orange County? Well, I’m glad you asked and I’ll explain in a minute. First, some background. Silver Lake is the bohemian or, some say seedy (not true), part of eastern Hollywood. It’s where Sunset and Santa Monica Boulevards…

Bits and Pieces – July 9, 2010

An occasional compendium of news bits Potentially good news. The online edition of the Wall Street Journal is reporting that scientists have discovered three antibodies that neutralize 91% of HIV strains. Could a real and effective vaccine be on the way? Let’s hope this helps. Something’s rotten in the State of Arizona. So they passed…