Dan Chmielewski

“Toll Road Jerry” Amate Named OCTA Chairman

With Jerry Amante running for the Assembly, this OCTA board vote seems to be giving the keys of the kingdom to someone likely to be an absent chairman.  But Toll Road Jerry Amante was named chairman of the OCTA today. Read the press release below: Amante Selected As New OCTA Board Chairman  Tustin mayor will…

Maybe Jerry (Amante) Can Host a Telethon for Tustin

One of my biggest complaints about conservative Republicans running for office in Orange County is that they seldom have a record that matches their rhetoric.  Rep. John Campbell decries government spending when proposed by President Obama but votes for the bailout of banks and the automobile industry when the ideas are proposed by the Bush…

Local Media Coverage on Orange County about to Improve

With the rush of news coming out last Monday, we nearly missed this announcement by the LA Times company.  If you’re a little tired of your news tilting to the right and want something a little more balanced, there are some new resources about to hit.  Here’s the announcement: LOS ANGELES and SAN DIEGO –…

19 Year Old Bristol Palin launches a PR firm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q6ZW2t2Ubc[/youtube] Ok, I’ve just stopped laughing about this, but 19 year old Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, has launched a public relations firm.  Most young women interested in public relations are in a college program learning about media, writing for the media, communications law and the art of persuasive writing. …

Close Enough

Some of you know I coach a girl’s 5th and 6th grade basketball team in Irvine. My team is a great group of girl’s and about half the team has never played basketball before, so their are a lot of traveling violations; we practice pivoting a lot.  When one of them gets caught traveling, they…

Protest over Wild Horses Round Up in LA Next Week

One of the most fun things we did last year was attend a friend’s wedding in Wyoming and making a long weekend of it turned to an outing to Yellowstone National Park where we saw herds of Bison, antelope, bald eagles in flight and a sleeping Grizzly Bear. It made me appreciate the fact we…

AP’s Top News Stories of 2009

I would have thought the confirmation of Justice Sotomayor would have warranted inclusion, but per the editors of the Associated Press, here are the top news stories of 2009. Here are 2009’s top 10 stories as voted by the U.S. editors and news directors:  -1. THE ECONOMY: Despite a $787 billion federal stimulus package, much…