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Sharon Quirk-Silva is the New Mayor of Fullerton

On a 5-0 vote at tonight’s Fullerton City Council meeting, Sharon Quirk-Silva is the new mayor of Fullerton, breaking a long standing tradition of Republican city council majorities in finding ways to stiff elected Democratic Council members from holding what is largely a ceremonial title.  The 5-0 vote reflects Quirk-Silva’s leadership in demanding answers from…

Santa Ana Neighbors Launch Online Petition to Complete Santiago Creek Bike Trail

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4hH6Y3UjBU[/youtube]   Neighbors in Santa Ana’s Santiago Park who support the completion of a bike trial have launched an online petition to apply pressure for Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido and the Santa Ana city council to finish the bike path.  Bruce Bauer, a Santa Ana resident and a member of the Santiago Greenway Alliance, and…

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…