Ed Velasquez

Times reports on problem with bloggers on SA Commissions

It’s a rare OC-focused story in this morning’s LA Times. Jennifer Delson reports on the collision between city commissions and the blogosphere. Santa Ana council trying to quiet bloggers. Three city board members and commissioners who write for orangejuiceblog.com have been asked to be less critical of city officials. By Jennifer Delson, Los Angeles Times…

Breaking News – UCI rehires Chemerinsky

From the OC Register online: UCI Rehires law dean Statement says chancellor, Erwin Chemerinsky pledge to adhere to ‘principle of academic freedom’ in founding law school. By MARLA JO FISHER The Orange County Register IRVINE – UCI has rehired law professor Erwin Chemerinsky as the dean of its fledgling law school, after UCI Chancellor Michael…

Liberals and Conservatives might ACTUALLY be wired differently

As I’ve always suspected… From the Los Angeles Times: Previous psychological studies have found that conservatives tend to be more structured and persistent in their judgments whereas liberals are more open to new experiences. The latest study found those traits are not confined to political situations but also influence everyday decisions.

Daily Local News Returns to OC September 10

It’s easy to forget that besides PBS-affiliate KOCE-50, we have a commercial television station based here in Orange County. KDOC (channel 56) will start broadcasting it’s morning news show in high-definition on Monday September 10 from 6 to 8 am. More information on “Daybreak OC” can be found here. I’m glad they found room for…

Idaho Statesman says Senator Craig to announce resignation

BREAKING NEWS 4:48 pm MDT BOISE — Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig will announce Saturday he will resign from the Senate amid a furor over his arrest and guilty plea in a police sex sting in an airport men’s room, Republican officials said today, according to The Associated Press. The Idaho Statesman independently confirmed the…

Countdown to Denver 2008 Convention

Exactly one year from Saturday, the National Convention will open in Denver, Colorado to officially name the Democrats’ Presidential nominee.  Delegates from every Congressional District in the nation will meet for the 45th Democratic Convention.  Interested in traveling to Denver and being a part of this process? Check here for more details.  For a description…

A fun new research tool/time-waster!

I love doing online campaign finance research. Fundrace.org was one of my favorite sites in 2004. You could type in a zip code and see which residents were giving to which candidates and how much they donated. I’m happy to see that Fundrace has been updated for 2008. It works the same way – you…