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Santa Ana Denies Occupy a Camping Permit

At the end of a long meeting, the progressive Santa Ana city council voted to deny OccupyOC an overnight camping permit similar to one approved 5-0 by the full Irvine City Council last month. The OC Register’s Andrew Galvin did a nice job of summarizing the Occupy vote in his story in the Register. From…

Jordan Brandman to announce a run for Anaheim City Council

Anaheim school board member Jordan Brandman will announce his candidacy for the Anaheim City Council at an event next week.  Brandman, one of the Democratic Party’s youngest and most successful elected officials, has already lined up considerable support for his candidacy. Here’s the flyer for his event:   Brandman has, in a short time, established…

OC Register’s Cathy Taylor Joins DC Publishing Company

The Orange County Register reported today that Editorial Page editor Cathy Taylor is stepping down and has accepted a senior position with a conservative publishing company in Washington DC.  From the Register’s story:  “Washington, D.C.-based Eagle Publishing as editor of the print and online versions of Human Events, the oldest national conservative magazine in the…

Don’t Let Facts Get in the Way of Changing Your Mind

“I glanced through the stuff you gave me. While I did not fact check it…or even finish it, I do not believe that it contains all of the governmental fees, taxes on corporations, import, export, excise, permitting…etc, etc, etc…that all gets passed along to us. You may be right about state and federal income tax rates, but the statistics that I have seen indicate that 50% of the GDP goes to government ultimately in one form or another.

New York Times Weighs In on Santa Ana’s Downtown

The nation’s newspaper of record covered the issues facing Downtown Santa Ana in the October 31th edition (editor’s note; the story appeared on the NYTimes website Sunday night Pacific time, so we got the date wrong in the original post. Our apologies/editor).  While the story could have been significantly longer, some new information has come forward…