Editorial Staff

Join “Hands Across the Sand” on Saturday

On Saturday, June 26, Americans will join hands on beaches and in parks and cities united against the dangers offshore oil drilling present to our oceans and marine wildlife, fishing industries and coastal economies, in Hands Across the Sand. The mission of Hands Across the Sand is to change our energy policy away from its dependence on fossil fuels…

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain

From the Sacramento Bee: Yesterday Carly Fiorina spoke at a news conference held at the electrical contracting and engineering firm Rex Moore in Sacramento, where she also lambasted her Democratic rival Sen. Barbara Boxer for failing to stimulate job growth in California…. Rex Moore has received nearly $450,000 in stimulus money as part of the federal American Recovery and…

Nixing Republican purism

From  newsreview.com: After all the talk lately about the Tea Party and the rise of the Republican right, last week’s election was an eye-opener. As veteran Republican political commentator Tony Quinn has observed, not only did the most conservative Republican candidates for statewide office all lose by wide margins, but voters also approved Proposition 14,…

They will draw the lines

California’s Applicant Review Panel met today to review the 4,546 completed applications for the Citizens Redistricting Commission (Proposition 11). The field of applicants was narrowed to 622, including 27 Orange Countians, who are listed here. Those who were not selected, and the reasons for their disqualification, are listed here. The Panel’s next task will be to…

How would the BP disaster look here?

A clever fellow from Michigan has put together an interactive web site called “If It Was My Home” where you can see what the BP oil spill would cover if it had taken place in your area. As the page notes, “In combination with the Texas City Refinery Explosion and the Prudohoe Bay Oil Spill, this…