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Occupy Protests Cost Irvine Taxpayers $30,000

The Orange County Register is reporting that the Occupy OC protests from last fall and early winter cost the city about $30,000 — about half in legal fees.  That’s really a drop in the bucket for Irvine which has a healthly budget reserve and money well spent to support freedom of speech that was approved…

Stories of the Year – 2011

Leprechaun Mayor Gary Monahan

Well, 2011 is just about behind us and a presidential election year is just ahead – time flies.  Let’s look back at some of the 2011 stories we covered here in no particular order.  We can debate which one is the top story but it’s pretty subjective.  Please feel free to include your own in…

OccupyOC Demonstrates on Black Friday Eve

An unknown marcher holds the Occupy Orange County sign while marching at South Coast Plaza early in the morning (1:08am) on Black Friday. A lit South Coast Plaza sign is lit in the background. The protesters were tied together by rope, being led by a single protestor dressed in a suit (as a banker), symbolizing how the 1% lead the 99% - Photo: Marc Perkins

A small group of OccupyOC protesters occupied the lines of Black Friday shoppers at South Coast Plaza last night. The protesters started out in front of Best Buy in South Coast Metro at around 10:30 pm, then marched to Old Navy and Macy’s. There were about two dozen protesters participating in the demonstration that was designed to encourage people to votes with their dollars this holiday season and buy from local businesses rather than the large corporations.

Marching For Economic Justice with Occupy OC-Santa Ana

Occupy Santa Ana march for economic Justice 11-17-2011

On Thursday tens of thousands of demonstrators marched for Economic Justice in New York City and across the nation. Hundreds marched in Orange County throughout the day in Santa Ana, Irvine, Laguna Hills, and Orange. I joined the march through Santa Ana with about 75 members of the OccupyOC-Santa Ana and members of SEIU Local 1877.

Occupy Showdown: An Approaching Storm

Hurricane Elena 1985

The headline on the MSNBC.com page reads: ‘Occupy’ protesters dig in against police, eviction notices — Denver officers break up camp; Portland, Salt Lake City, Oakland order evictions. I fear an approaching storm, one similar to that faced by the Bonus Army in the summer of 1932.