Tag Archive for OC Weekly

OC Register to Change Online Commenting Policy

One of the telling comments from the dias during the Santa Ana City Council meeting on September 6, which dealt with the “rebuke” of anti-Semitic comments made by Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez, came from both Council member Vince Sarmiento and Sal Tinajero regarding “vile” and “personal attack” comments that get away from the issue…

Racist Tea Party Email Tied to OC CRA Member

Hat tip to Scott Moxley at OC Weekly for this post that exposes a so-racist-it-can’t-be-considered-humor email photo that makes light of President Obama’s birth certificate by showing him as the baby of apes. The email, from Marilyn Davenport, a Tea Bagger who is a member of the Central Committee of the OC Republican Party, was sent…

Rep. John Campbell subject of ethics probe

HT to OC Weekly, but The Hill newspaper is reporting that OC Congressman John Campbell is the subject of a House ethics probe that focuses on an amendment by Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) to the financial regulatory reform bill that passed late last year.  Campbell is one of several congressional reps being investigated by the Office…

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.