Tag Archive for Los Angeles Times

Sad Day at the OC Register

OC Register Headquarters

I love newspapers.  I always have.  I get three of them in my driveway every morning.  And as outraged as I was when the OC Register let go a bunch of experienced journos with exceptional institutional knowledge of Orange County in January, it appears that between buyout offers and layoffs that the Register is losing…

Moreno Jr./Bruno Shooting Fallout

Police firing on protesters in Anaheim (Screen Capture Ustream @ timcast)

This post is not a defense of Lucille Kring’s statements that offended so many.  There are no backsies here and while Kring has apologized and redacted her offensive comments in the wake of Robert Moreno Jr.’s shooting death, it’s worth noting that, pending a final investigation, it appears the Anaheim Police Department conducted themselves professionally in…

Anaheim City Council Rejects Brandman’s Call to Have President End Deportations

Jordan Brandman

There’s only one Democrat on the Anaheim City Council and last Tuesday’s City Council meeting proved it as the four Republicans on the council rejected Council member Jordan Brandman’s proposal to have to city communicate to President Obama a desire to end deportations of undocumented immigrants in the city.  The proposal Brandman offered was almost identical…

Updates on Great Park Forensic Audit MIA

Balloon Ride at The Great Park Irvine

  The forensic audit of the Great Park in Irvine has been underway since mid-June and is scheduled for completion by October 16, 2013 according to the contract between the City of Irvine and HSNO of Costa Mesa with the auditor promising to provide updates when the project was 25 percent completed, 50 percent completed…

Register “Discussing” New Newspaper in Long Beach

OC Register Headquarters

Navel Gazing broke this story yesterday, but Freedom Communications, which publishes the Orange County Register, among other papers is considering launching a new newspaper in Long Beach that would challenge the Press Telegram. If it were to happen, the Register’s plan seems to be to bolster media properties to create regional ad buys for advertisers…

LA Times on Plastic Bag Bans

Plastic Bags

Today’s Los Angeles Times editorial pages weigh in on the various proposals in Sacramento to ban plastic bags from stores by calling for a basic fee for their use. This would encourage consumers to be more thoughtful when it comes to using re-usable bags