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Will Amante Walk the Walk after Talking the Talk?

Don’t be surprised if the Tustin City Council “honors” Mayor Jerry Amante with another term after tonight’s meeting; and the betting money is on Amante remaining at least Mayor Pro Tem.  But the bigger question is will Jerry Amante follow the example he set at the end of October and serve the citizens of Tustin…

I Got My Christmas Miracle; The Snoopy House is Saved!

I guess Santa heard my heart felt Christmas wish.  Mine and so many of my fellow citizens of this awesome city.  The Snoopy House lives on!     As Reported in The Daily Pilot, http://www.dailypilot.com/news/tn-dpt-1206-snoopy-20111205,0,1760087.story, The City is going to allow the display to be set up on the grounds at city hall.   We just…

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…