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The Banana Peel Republic of Santa Ana

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In the continuing saga of mistakes ans missteps, the City Council of Santa Ana has made Keystone Cops look coordinated. The latest questions regarding the search for a new City Manager is a solid example of what happens when people don’t follow the rules.

KOCE’s David Nazar on Chivas to Santa Ana Part II

  In case you missed the Thursday 1PM broadcast, tune in to KOCE Friday night to catch David Nazar’s report on the status of Chivas USA’s possible move to Santa Ana.  While Santa Ana officials are still remarkably tight lipped about the status, Councilman Vince Sarmiento was very chatty about locations other than Willowick Golf…

Pro-Amante Website Makes a Quiet Debut

Mayor Jerry Amante, the Il Duce of Tustin, has his fans to but they have a twisted sense of humor when it comes to naming a website to support their dear leader.  SaveTustin has next to no information and a smiling face of the Mayor with his email address and cell phone (so voters can…

Tax dollars on Wellness Save Taxpayers Money

It’s seldom that I have time in my schedule to attend Irvine City Council meetings, but a small debate two weeks ago over a proposal by Mayor Pro Tem Beth Krom to look into a citywide wellness program turned into a small facebook debate with Irvine Councilmember Jeff Lalloway; in short, I’ve always been of…

What are the Top Ten Most Taxed States in America?

I’ve had the good graces to live in New York, Massachusetts and California, and no matter whhcih state I call home, there are cries about how this state (whichever one I’m in) is the “most taxed state in America.  My favorite nickname for a state was “Taxachusetts.”  But the good people at MainStreet.com have crunched…

NY Times: Taxing Junk Food to Save Lives and Money

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The Sunday New York Times ran this story on how taxing junk food and soda pop could significantly reduce the rising rates of obesity and diabetes among Americans.  And by taxing junk food, not only would we reduce these serious health risks but at the same time, be able to raise revenues and save lives. …