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Amante is served with recall petition

Tustin city council chambers were packed last night as Mayor Jerry Amante was served with a recall notice.  A grassroots political organization presented Amante with a petition of 30 signatures – three times the required amount — for notice of recall. None of the signatures are from former elected or appointed official in Tustin. Amante,…

Godspeed Alan Bock

While there’s a great deal we complain about when it comes to the Register’s editorial/opinion pages, make no mistake that it comes from a position of respect.  Sure, we wish the Reguister had one center/left columnist and sure, we wishe there was more balance in the content.  And we’re likely not to get our way.…

A Reader Rebuttal worth Reading

April Fool's 2007

On April Fool’s Day 2007, Mike Lawson pulled the perfect prank announcing that Red County has acquired the Liberal OC blog and changed the name to “The Blue Minority” with a tag line “Because even Liberals should get the chance to speak.”  A political reporter from the Register actually bought it and called Matt Cunningham…

Mickadeit’s Irvine Slogan Contest

OC Register columnist Frank Mickadeit has decided to have some fun with a city slogan contest offered by the City of Irvine.  Since Frank is practically underwear buddies with the city’s Republican leadership and those who pledge allegiance to the Lincoln Club, he decided to take a few potshots at Irvine. Go ahead Frank. We…

Fleischman on KCET: “I Know People (from OCSD) with $100K $150K, $200K Pensions”; Does the name Carona Ring a Bell?

I had the misfortune of watching KCET’s post State of the State analysis last night. David Lazarus, a brilliant business columnist for the LA Times, and Judy Muller, a professor of journalism at USC and former CBS News correspondent, had the misfortune of being paired with Flash Report’s Jon Fleischman. I’ll boil down Fleischman’s argument…

Rep. Royce Ties Arizona Shooting to Fairness Doctrine (huh?)

Fallout from the Arizona shooting continues to reverberate from Washington DC to Orange County.  Last week, Irvine City Council member and 2010 Democratic congressional candidate Beth Krom weighed in with a letter to the editor in the OC Register calling the right wing media to task for elevating the rhetoric. Key points from Krom’s letter:…