Tag Archive for OC Register

Santa Ana’s El Sol Academy Beats the Odds

Too often we have blog posts discussing how much Santa Ana schools are failing. Well the OC Register has a terrific article in Sunday’s paper that talks about one of the bright spots in Santa Ana, which you can read HERE. El Sol Science and Arts Academy, located at 1010 N. Broadway is a shining example of success in an otherwise dismal review of Santa Ana’s public schools. Now I could do a post obsessing about people I don’t like in Santa Ana because they don’t like a buddy of mine who lives at home with their mother,

Westboro Baptist Church will Protest ComicCon

  Those wackos from the Westboro Baptist Church are planning to protest this week’s ComicCon in San Diego under the guise that super heros and sci-fi characters represent “False Idols.”  It makes me wonder when they’re going to come to Anaheim and protest DisneyLand for those who worship Mickey Mouse, or the Nixon Library and…

A ClimateGate Oops Moment for Orange Punch

Orange Punch columnist Mark Landsbaum is fast to report any obscure study that promotes his position that climate change or global warming is a complete farce.  He’s penned a number of posts pretty much dismissing the concept of climate change. The New York Times reported Wednesday that the much balloyed ClimateGate scandal on the other…

Mickadeit at the Zoo

Some posts just write themselves.  While we certainly don’t see eye to eye on everything, especially politics in Irvine, one has to admire the moxy of Register columnist Frank Mickadeit in a primate cage at the Santa Ana Zoo.  So what do you call Mickadeit and Mike Schroeder in a primate cage at the zoo? …

The Principled John Seiler

I’ll start this post by wishing Alan Bock a speedy recovery; Alan’s personal blog mentioned he’s dealing with a health issue that will keep him out of work for a few months but the prognosis for a successful recovery is good and we wish Alan well.  In Alan’s place, John Seiler has returned to the…

Grand Jury Exposes Santa Ana City Council…Now What!

The Orange County Grand Jury issues a report regarding the sweetheart contract given to Cordoba Corporation, despite being the lowest rated bidder by city staff. You can read about it HERE. I wish I could say I am shocked, but I am not, this is the culture of the City Council of Santa Ana. I know people say “pay to play” goes on all the time in politics, but Santa Ana’s elected officials at the city and school board levels have repeatedly shown it does not take much to play if you are a connected yet flawed company.