In its determination to satisfy the continual demands of Wall Street investment houses for more profits, Orange County's Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA) wants to go billions of dollars further in bond debt by building a 16-mile tollroad linking state route 241 with Interstate 5.But in 2008 the ... More >>
Watch out 99%, a notorious 1 percenter is coming into town...again.
Mitt Romney is scheduled to appear at a fundraiser at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach on Friday night, less than three months since his last Orange County fundraiser. According to the Daily Pilot, the Republic ... More >>
My colleague Vickie Chang just posted an item with a photo that reminded me of something I'd meant to mention here earlier. Has anyone else caught the irony in recent TV news reports on Occupy campers vs. Twilight or Black Friday campers?
Flickr user 29638108@N06So you want to occupy Wall Street? If you really want to stick it to the corporations this year, give homemade gifts. Buy the things you need to make them from independent businesses and give presents that have your unmistakable stamp on them.Yes, it's just barely past Hal ... More >>
Little boy protests corporate abuses in Santa Ana today.UPDATE: 11:44 P.M., OCT. 22: Click here for updates, including names of the arrested and what the group plans on doing next.UPDATE, 11:11 P.M., OCT. 22: Editor's note--Four arrests confirmed by Occupy OC organizer Alicia Rojas for resisting ... More >>
A few weeks ago we caught up with socially conscious hip-hop/reggae artist Michael Franti days after he
played at Occupy Wall Street. Spearhead's frontman and driving force has been an activist for more than two decades, and he showed up at the protest in pigtails and a tall-crowned
cowboy hat ... More >>
Tauntr.comSpeaking of fake Ben & Jerry's flavors, this one is 99 percent awesome. Illustrator John Defreest created the conceptual OccuPie Wall Street, described as "apple pie ice cream with some other good stuff in there, we think. We're not really sure. No one can explain it to us." ... More >>
As Republicans in Congress and Democrats in the White House argue over whose role in the debt-ceiling crisis led Standard & Poor's for the first time ever to downgrade U.S debt from an AAA to AA rating, evidence mounts that the cause for this possible push into a double-dip recession was bor ... More >>
Time was when the Wall Street Journal was a respected paper: always with a business-friendly, mostly conservative point of view, but one at least respected. But ever since Rupert Murdoch acquired it a couple of years ago, it has ditched the gravitas for the sort of knee-jerk captain-of-industry p ... More >>
Headline: Police Arrest Men For Disney-Area BurglariesComment by Dina: Do you think we can check their legal status, or will we be sued by La Raza?Comment by Poker: Just by reading the header on a lot of article when it comes to crime or arresting. My first thought would be Mexicans...
Photo by John GilhooleyDoes Chuck DeVore have an app for teabagging?Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine), who's in the middle of a longshot bid to become your U.S. senator, is cooing about his impending endorsement Sunday from the Tea Party Express, the national conservative movement that helped s ... More >>
The reckless greed of Wall Street banks such as Chase and Bank of America has wrecked the American economy and kill American jobs, claims the Orange County Labor Federation, which leads noontime rallies today in front of branches of both banks in Santa Ana.
Congressman Royce, centerIn an alarming "Accused Fraudster Allen Stanford Consorted with Lawmakers," BNET.com's Alain Sherter worked off a recent Miami Herald investigation and noted how just hours after Stanford was charged this year with bilking $7 billion from investors he received a sappy lov ... More >>
Saturday Night Live had this skit years ago where they presented a Fugitivesque TV show called The Last Liberal. With all the talk on Fox News and conservative talk radio about the rise of Socialism in Obamerica, Bill Moyers decided to go out and find The Last Socialist to get the other side of the ... More >>
The hits keep coming for embattled Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox, the former local congressman (R-Newport Beach). Amid the Bernard L. Madoff scandal, Cox last week publicly blamed his staff for not vigorously investigating complaints against the fraudster. Today, we hea ... More >>
UPDATED WITH TCA NON-RESPONSE RESPONSE; BLOOMBERG REPORT...If the posting times are correct, The Orange County Register (9:40 a.m.) beat the Los Angeles Times (10:03 a.m.) in getting the news out that the U.S. Department of Commerce had announced it would uphold the state Coastal Commission's reject ... More >>
If you thought you missed your chance to pelt the
father of the once headline-gobbling Minuteman Project and his Cricket
playing, immigrant-hating homeless sidekick with your burning questions
(Why do you wear a straight-jacket-vest-thing over your clothes? Are
you gay?), you'll get your chance this ... More >>
“I haven't seen you since 1988,” Tim Carpenter says with astonishment as he finally recognizes the progressive activist whose hand he's been shaking during a brief break between a press conference and rally for Democratic candidates at the Teamsters Local 952 union hall in Orange last Friday.
B ... More >>
We've got the George Argyros-owned apartment empire "systematically ripping off" its largely poor or lower middle class tenants by fabricating excuses for not refunding deposits to literally thousands of people.
We've got Donald L. Bren--owner of the Irvine Co. using strong arm tactics on small l ... More >>
Speed Eating: Would you eat 42 peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches in 10 minutes for $1,500? Patrick “P-Rock” Beroletti, a twentysomething-year-old Chicago cook, won the Drum Corps International World Peanut Butter and Jelly Eating Championship this week at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park. (Ear ... More >>
This month Orange County's bumbling Transportation Corridors Agency (TCA) devised yet another new plan to solve its continual financial disaster woes: The government agency wants to change its name to the Transportation Corridor System (TCS).
Oh, and one other minor detail: They also want to spend ... More >>
That companies which use magical accounting practices to rewrite history to fatten the bank accounts of their executives would try to squeeze money from corpses isn't really too surprising, but it is still disgusting. And it's happening in Irvine.
The Wall Street Journal reports that dozens of co ... More >>
Your hunch at the gas pump was right. In advance of recent federal elections, oil companies seemed to have lowered gas prices--a move that's benefited the party in power: Republicans. But now there's conclusive evidence that you weren't nuts.
Last week, the good folks over at The Foundation for Tax ... More >>