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Anti-Veteran Smear on Smith Doesn’t Hold Up: Updated Information

Teresa "Tita" Smith

There is supposed to be a press conference today in Orange to publicly berate Orange Mayor Tita Smith for refusing to appoint Michael Merino to the city’s planning commission.  Orange council member Dennis Bilodeau is going to ask the city council to restore the former Navy Captain his former seat on the Orange Planning Commission, claiming that Merino…

Emile Haddad seeks your questions; here’s a few

solor decathlon

Tonight’s Irvine City Council meeting will address an artificial deadline for the city council to accept a proposal from FivePoint Communities with what seems to be the largest hostile takeover of public land in OC history.  The pressure by Republicans on Jeff Lalloway to vote yes on the project before all of the details are…

JFK Inspires Us 50 Years Later

JFK Library

November 22, 1963; 50 years since the last president was assassinated in office and John F. Kennedy was taken from us far too soon. Here’s my favorite JFK speech: Acceptance of the New York Liberal Party Nomination September 14, 1960 What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label “Liberal?” If by…

IUSD appoints Ira Glasky to the School Board

Glasky

While partisan divides clearly exist on “non-partisan” city council races, when it comes to school boards all that matters is that candidates and electeds share a goal for outstanding public education.  In that spirit, the IUSD board appointed Ira Glasky to the school board to complete the term of Gavin Huntley-Fenner. We applaud the choice.…

An Angels Social Media Update

KeeptheAngels

As the battle brews with competing Facebook pages, one set up by Angels fans and the one set up by Tom Tait fans, I have this updated score. KeepTheAngels is at 23,029 likes while Keep the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim page is at 1,320. For those doing the math, that 22,709 more…about a little…

The LA Times weighs in on the Great Park; Urges Caution

soccer at the Great Park

The Los Angeles Times editorial page offered this opinion in today’s pages, a striked contrast to the OC Register’s cheerleading for the FivePoints developers who stand to make millions of dollars off the extra land for homes in exchange for building the park. My gripe with the developers is pretty simple; I don’t want to…

Illinois Legalizes Gay Marriage

Simpsons on Gay Marriage

16 States down, 34 to go as Illinois approved same sex marriage today.  Nearly one-third of the states have approved same-sex marriage with today’s news.  Here’s the details from the LA Times: Illinois has joined 15 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing same-sex marriages after Gov. Pat Quinn signed the legislation today.…