Tag Archive for Gustavo Arellano

Our Election Hangover Blues

Election day was tough on Democrats.  What made it especially tough was the lack of turnout.  If Democrats go to the polls, even in this Red County, we can be competitive and do well.  While all the ballots are not yet counted, turnout was down.  Way down. For those Republicans who won, hardly a mandate…

The Year of Unkindness in Anahem; Tait Fails to Lead

With much fanfare last February, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait spelled out his vision for the city of Anaheim in front of a sold out Chamber of Commerce function.  The year 2013 was to be “a Year of Kindness.”  It has been anything but.  Disneyland is in Anaheim and may be the Happiest Place on Earth,…

OC Weekly Cover Story Belittles Kelly Thomas’ Death

Sometimes a parody of “Where’s Waldo” works and sometimes it doesn’t.  This weekend’s OC Weekly has a cover story about African-Americans in Orange County (or the lack of them) and the piece itself is a great story, well researched and well crafted.  Read it.  The cover art might shock you if you look closely. The…

An Investment in an Untruth

Irvine’s new Republican majority has been taking the world’s longest victory lap.  The Register’s Frank Mickadeit has written several flattering columns and OC Weekly’s Scott Moxley continues to triple down on the notion he alerted the public to a possible theft of a city election by writing an article — widely distributed in social media and the…

What Made Michele Martinez Team Up with Van Tran?

Santa Ana City Council member and AD-69 candidate Michele Martinez made waves this weekend with a taped TV appearance on a Little Saigon TV program hosted by staunch Vietnamese conservative Van Tran.  Sporting a new black dye job, Martinez, sat across the table form Van Tran opposite a fake window set of New York City(!!??!!) to…