Benito Acosta

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Appeals Court Finds Costa Mesa City Council Law Barring Disruptions Unconstitutional

    Benito Acosta, who as a Latino rights activist goes by Coyotl Tezcatlipoca, won a partial victory from the state's Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Friday.The court upheld previous rulings finding Acosta was legally removed from a 2006 Costa Mesa City Council meeting, but the city's law against "disor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Coyotl Tezcatlipoca Loses But So Does City in Ruling Over Costa Mesa Law Targeting Dissent

    The Costa Mesa City Council was legally in the right to twice remove immigrant-rights activist and punk rocker Coyotl Tezcatlipoca (a.k.a. Benito Acosta) from council meetings in 2006 under a municipal ordinance that makes it a misdemeanor for members of the public to engage in "disorderly . . . or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2007

    Saturday's Headlines & Surprises: Carona Blame Game!

    Your Tax Dollars Wasted: The Daily Pilot says that Costa Mesa officials admit they’ve spent at least $127,000 in public funds to prosecute Benito Acosta, an Orange Coast College student who had the audacity last year to demand the right to address the city council for the same three-minute period ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises: KFI Nailing Carona?

    Chivalry at its Finest! Federal prosecutors gave Michael S. Carona, 52, multiple chances to save his wife and one of his mistresses from aggressive federal prosecution if he agreed to plead guilty on corruption and obstruction of justice charges. But the self-styled Christian conservative sheriff re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2007

    Saturday's Headlines & Surprises: Meteor Showers Tonight!

    LA vs. OC: The Southern California airport wars continue this morning in a Daily Breeze article detailing a Los Angeles official’s demand that Orange County residents pay for increasing the burden on LAX. “Share the burden or cough up the cash,” is how reporter Art Marroquin summarized the opi ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2007

    Smiley Coyotl

    When is a prosecutor not a prosecutor? The answer spared a Santa Ana activist/punk rocker from criminal charges

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2007

    Friday's Headlines & Surprises: Hanging with Henry Segerstom

    Pair of Jacks: To build the impressive Great Park that it has promised, Larry Agran’s Irvine political machine is desperate for new sources of revenue. Congressman John Campbell (R-Nothing Down; Drive Off The Lot) wants to block Agran, a Democrat, from partnering with the Juaneno Mission Indians, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises: Costa Mesa Fascists Lose!

    How Did Bren Recently Gain $5 Billion? Those of us who’ve watched the county operate know that Donald Bren’s Irvine Co. gets away with murder in Orange County. Several years ago, I reported that Bren had won public recognition from the Times and Register for donating land to the public at his Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2007

    Saturday's Headlines & Surprises: It worked for the Chinese?

    The Final Solution: Alicia Robinson at the Daily Pilot takes over court duty in the Benito Acosta trial and finds ACLU lawyers continuing to press their point that Acosta’s arrest for speaking at a Costa Mesa city council meeting was “political.” At a 2006 public meeting, Mayor Allan Mansoor a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2007

    Friday's Headlines & Surprises: Who the Hell Does Benito Acosta Think He Is?

    Heil, err, Mansoor! Let’s see . . . Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor let people with the Minutemen Project stand during a 2006 city council meeting to show their support for his police-immigration plan. Later, at the same public meeting, other people lead by Benito Acosta attempted to stand in the a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: Police Seek Laguna Retard

    The Fourth Reich: Way before there was “Don’t Taser me, dude!” there was Benito Acosta, arrested by Costa Mesa police after he allegedly spoke too long during a January 2006 city council meeting. Acosta opposed training local police as INS agents, a pet project of Mayor Allan Mansoor. A right- ... More >>