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RIP Dixon Gayer, the Original OC Liberal

The Los Angeles Times obit pages ran the news of the passng of Dixon Gayer, a former newspaper columnist and journalism professor, who was a liberal in OC long before it was fashionable. From the Times piece: “He created the Webster Quimmley Society, named for a fictitious hero whose motto was “Sanity and Freedom,” which…

Hieu Lies 2.0

Hieu Nguyen says he was promoted to Assistant Clerk of the Board in 2006. Dictionary.com defines a promotion as an advancement in rank or position. That seem ather straight forward. In order to call something a promotion, you need to be advanced in rank or position.

Update from The Orange County Closing the Latino Achievement Gap Committee

Over the last several months, the committee has focused on unintended consequences of federal and state accountability policies that rate schools on multiple choice/standardized tests heavily weighted toward Reading and Math. While useful in surfacing the disparities in performance of subgroups, alignment of practice to these high stakes metrics have too often narrowed the curriculum to what’s tested and, to the detriment of Long term English Learners and others, have resulted in practices which do not prepare them for the next level of college and/or career readiness.

Do as I say, Not as I do

With our friends at the Orange Juice blog content to make stuff up, I’m again compelled to set some facts straight. Blogger Sean Mill, easily our most loyal reader, sent an email recently to the County Board of Supervisors complaining about Chris Prevatt “blogging” during the business day on county time while Chris is working for the County’s Health Department. I obtained a copy of Sean’s email; Sean wonders how Prevatt can post blog topics while he’s a work. That’s actually easy to explain as WordPress allows us to schedule posts.

Anonymous Bloggers for Nelson

Shawn (“BS” or “Dye Job”) Nelson has secured the prestigious endorsement of an anonymous blogger from the Fullerton’s Lowest Common Denominator” blog. In the classic, “psst, hey buddy….this is the guy you should vote for style,” the blogger “Grover Cleveland” has come out strong for Mr. Half Nelson.