News Roundup

In The News 11-17-10

VOC – Orange County Fair vendors call on Superior Court to stop the sale of the Fairgrounds. Group also sues state officials over refusing access to public records

Reminder about the Rally to Restore Civility in Tustin Tonight

Our email basket is overflowing with tips from readers about tonight’s Rally to Restore Civility to Tustin in front of the Tustin City Council chambers around 6:00  p.m.  The best resource for those who need confirmation about the knuckle-dragging council members Jerry Amante and Doug Davert need only to go to former council candidate Sherri…

LA Times: Brown, Boxer Lead in Polls

AG Jerry Brown and Senator Barbara Boxer are beginning to pull away from tight election races according to this story in the Los Angeles Times. The survey cites negative reaction to both Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina by likely voters. From the story: “Democrat Jerry Brown has moved into a narrow lead over Republican Meg…

Ceci Iglesias: a surprise ending to her YouTube video

It’s pretty well established that “independent” CD-47 candidate Ceci Iglesias is running with little chance to win Loretta Sanchez’s congressional seat and is a candidate solely to siphon Latino/Latina votes from Sanchez, but she continues to step in it either deliberately or by accident. In this case, I’m sure this is just an innocent accident. …

Voices From Street Corners (Vol. 4)

I was around town tending to on-going chores on the eve of 9/11 while I again ran across another family at a street corner. I worked up the courage to walk up to talk to them. The gentleman was a man who was a painter. He noted that he had no work. He was trying…

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…

Bits and Pieces

An occasional compendium of news bits Bush’s deficit. It’s still Bush’s deficit. The chart. In case you haven’t seen it yet. See the full-size chart here. Try as they might to blame President Obama for the sorry state of our economy, the chart does show clearly what the largest contributory factors are. Ezra Klein of…