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Voices From Street Corners (Vol. 24): Odds & Ends

Fall Leaves

Fall has finally arrived in South County and the rains are here.  It is a beautiful scene indeed!! As I reflected upon the past three months, the most momentus time for me was the Great Blackout. I wrote about it a few weeks back to reflect upon the day and the potential aftermath. Although some…

Recall Effort of Tustin Mayor Amante: Close but no Cigar

Recall Amante

The Recall Amante Committee has announced that it was unsuccessful in collecting the minimum number of signatures needed to recall Tustin Mayor Jerry Amante by Tuesday’s deadline.  The committee was several hundred signatures short of the more than 7,000 required.  “Recalls are difficult at best and as a truly grassroots organization, raising money and sustaining…

Quirk-Silva to Propose Citizen Police Oversight Committee in Fullerton

Fullerton City Council member Sharon Quirk-Silva will propose the creation of the Citizen Police Oversight Committee at tonight’s Fullerton City Council meeting.  The committee will have a defined role in interacting with the Fullerton Police Department and will provide Fullerton residents with a direct line into the Police Department. The call for action should be…

What Reagan Said About Closing Tax Loopholes for Millionaires and Billionaires….

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cgbJ-Fs1ikA[/youtube] Our conservative friends in OC and the national conserverati from Fox News and hard core right wingers in Congress have all railed against President Obama’s plan to close loopholes to make sure millionaires and billionaires are taxed at the same rate of working class Americans.  You have to be surprised that those who worship…