Tag Archive for OC Register

Defending the OC Register’s Paywall

You work hard for a living, don’t you?  You give your employer 110 percent every day and they take the toils of your labor and charge a customer for it in some manner.  You might be an accountant at a manufacturer, but you can be certain that your salary and benefits are factored in to…

Register Opinion Pages Offer Advice for GOP

  In spite of a public announcement of sorts about changes and “diversity” in its editorial pages, OC’s largest daily newspaper’s opinion pages have a Brokeback Mountain relationship with the GOP; they just can’t quit you Republicans which is why Sunday’s editorials featured not one but two editorials offering advice for the GOP on how…

Choi’s Folly: How to Pay for The Great Park Library

Irvine Mayor Steven Choi’s central vision for Irvine’s Great Park includes the construction of a 200,000 square foot central library, and the library was a central theme in his State of the City address in late February.  What’s missing from this vision — any detailed plan for paying for this structure. Choi told the Register…

Is It Time for an “OC Weekly Deathwatch” column?

I’m going to answer my own question right away and say “not now,” but last week the 50-year old Boston Phoenix ceased publication after a long history of alt-weekly excellence.  The Phoenix’s death is attributable more to changing readers habits instead of excellent journalism and newer formats.  A situation our own OC Weekly might also…

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…

Agran and Krom Offer OC Register Op-Eds on Great Park Facts

While Irvine Republicans have been fast to use the costs of developing the Great Park and complain about the slow pace of park development, the OC Register has opened up their editorial pages for some rare equal time when it comes to progressive elected officials, Larry Agran and Beth Krom has columns that tackle different…