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LA Times: An Occupy Manifesto for Real Change

Today’s LA Times editorial page features this editorial about the Occupy movement and turning the energy behind it into something that actually affects change instead of just a protest. The editorial seems to capture the essense that many people — including those who support the ideals of Occupy — want the movement to morph into…

Happy Birthday Lou Delgado

Officially, photographer extraordinaire Lou Delgado’s birthday isn’t until tomorrow, but I wanted to make the word got out sooner than later. We’re blessed and fortunate to count a talent like Lou among our friends.  He has a fantastic eye and uses his camera they way some artists use a paintbrush and always manages to bring…

US Unemployment Drops to 8.6 Percent

Unemployment Rate 11-09 to 11-11

The Bureau of Labor Statistics today released the monthly employment report and things are looking up. The unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 8.6 percent in November, and nonfarm payroll employment rose by 120,000…

Best and Worst Cities for Business in Orange County

Hat tip to Jan Norman at the OC Register for this story on the best and worst cities to do business in Orange County. Looking for cities to start up or expand in OC, well according to the 2011 Kosmont-Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business survey, which compares 421 cities nationwide on the business fees and…

The End of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in Costa Mesa?

After 44 years there will be no more “Snoopy House”, as my kids call it, in Costa Mesa.  Here is the link to story in the Daily Pilot, http://www.dailypilot.com/news/tn-dpt-1130-snoopy-20111129,0,5696849.story. You can read the facts in the Daily Pilot story, but I just want to want to share my personal sadness, devastation really, at losing this holiday tradition.  My oldest…

Changes at OC Weekly

Out with the old and in with the Mexican.  A Naval Gazing post today announced the resignation of OC Weekly’s editor Ted Kissell and his replacement, as of Friday, Gustavo Arellano.  Kissel is pursuing other opportunities and there were no announced plans for him in the blog post, his email to staff or the news…