CITY COUNCIL DESMADRE
Measure X: A yes will repeal the city's ban on safe and sane fireworks. The candidates who won seats in last spring's recall election brought the hope of “libertarian revolution.” Though there's plenty the Weekly finds disagreeable about the political philosophy, which champions the cutting of safety nets in favor of individual freedom, we can't argue with giving people the liberty to celebrate their country by blowing part of it up with fireworks. As a resident of La Habra (where fireworks are illegal), we gotta say, given our penchant for mischief, we're a little jealous about Fullerton's opportunity here.
This season, the Fullerton Joint High School District is choosing from four candidates for two board positions. Incumbents Bill Dunton and Barbara Kilponen face challengers Andy Montoya and James Najera. None has popped up on the Weekly's radar (yet), but it's worth mentioning 83-year-old Dunton has had a very long career as an educator. He was working as a music teacher the year my grandfather retired from La Habra High School, in 1975.