Tag Archive for Vern Nelson

An Angels Facebook Page Fail


Two separate Facebook pages were created last month, both calling for keeping the Angels in Anaheim.  But only one of them is disguised as a pro-Tom Tait page.  The Keep The Angels page is the one that seams to have been set up by the Anaheim Chamber and it has more than 9,000 likes.  Meanwhile,…

Arte’s Angle in Anaheim


I’ve seen my share of typos regarding the Los Angeles “Angles” of Anaheim online and on Facebook that my choice of words in the headline is deliberate.  As a baseball fan, I think we all need to take a breath here for a minute on the negotiations between the city of Anaheim and the Angels. …

Pot Calling the Kettle Black in Santa Ana

Blogsphere readers on Mother’s Day were treated to OCPoliticsBlog blogger Art Pedroza throwing yet another old friend under the bus with a post berating BoS candidate Todd Spitzer for hiring Orange Juice blogger Vern Nelson to play piano at a Spitzer holiday party.

Time to Change Occupy?

OccupyOC-Irvine Demonstrator

This post started as one designed to help OccupyOC-Irvine raise money for things the leaderless organization might need.  And as the reporting progressed, it’s turned into something … different. I placed an inquiry to Vern Nelson and Greg Diamond, both of whom have prominent roles within the leaderless movement that is OccupyOC-Irvine. I had noticed…

Scenes from Occupy Irvine

I went down to Irvine’s Civic Center Plaza to catch “Occupy Irvine” for myself.  There were between 200 and 250 protesters there and everyone assured me the movement would only grow as the day progressed.  But I only had an hour.  There was no mistaking the energy of the 99 percent — those lining the…

Michele Martinez to run for State Assembly

Councilwoman Michele Martinez - Photo: Chris Prevatt/LiberalOC

Santa Ana council member Michele Martinez has pre-announced that she will announce her candidacy for State Assembly in AD-69 later this week.  The council member left a Facebook message to her friends about her plans. The Register’s Andrew Galvin has more here. Councilmember Vince Sarmiento had been considered the frontrunner of Santa Ana City Council…