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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.

The Devil in the Details of the CUSD Strike

I’ve been writing about Capistrano Unified School District and the struggles with our current Board of Trustees. The teachers went on strike Thursday even as talks began regarding the contract imposed by the CUSD Board of Trustees.

The details are important because they seem to be getting lost in translation between the media, the administration, the union and the parents. The issue is that Teachers are willing to take pay cuts, they just don’t want them to be permanent. There are other issues as well, which I’ve written about but the real issue is the board, who funded their race and the ultimate goal of a number of organizations to privatize our public education system.

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson Wins Peabody Award

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, former Capitol reporter for the OC Register, is among the winners of the 2009 George Foster Peabody Awards for her “precise, courageous and often moving accounts” from Afghanistan. Nelson left the Register in 2006 to open National Public Radio’s Afghanistan bureau. The prestigious international award recognizes achievement and public service in radio, TV and…