Joint Orange Juice-Liberal OC ‘Headline this Voice of OC Story’ Reader Contest: San Diego Edition

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First and most importantly, you have to read this story in the Voice of OC.

Now.  Just do it.

I realize that this is not the way you should have to, or would want to, start off your day, but if you have any interest of involvement in Southern California electoral politics, you’re going to want to have read it — and you might as well do so now, when the jolt it gives you can save you the cost of a cup of coffee for the morning.

Go.  Then come back.  Seriously: go now.  Don’t spoil the surprise.

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Continue no further with this story until you read the Voice of OC’s report.

Chris Prevatt of our rival publication The Liberal OC and I were talking last night with several other political figures about this story.  If there was a consensus, beyond our cracking up at it, it was probably that the Voice’s headline did not quite do the contents justice.  So, we decided that we would both start a reader contest.  (Whether he’ll go through with it, I don’t know, but I surely can’t resist it.)  (Update: HE DID!)

Here’s the contest: Come up with a better headline for this story.  For your first submission, take no more than 15 seconds.  After that, you can offer up as many as you’d like.

So as not to pollute your creative processes, the initial reactions of both me and Chris are in a comment below.  Enjoy — and be happy that this is not your Weekend Open Thread.

About Greg Diamond

Prolix worker's rights and government accountability attorney. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Runs for office sometimes, so far to offer a challenge to someone nasty who would otherwise have run unopposed. Someday he might pick a fight intending to win it rather than just to dent someone. You'll know it when you see it. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level. A family member works part-time as a campaign treasurer. He doesn't directly profit from that relatively small compensation and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he hated. He does advise some local campaigns informally and generally without compensation. If that changes, he will declare the interest. He also runs a less frequently published blog called "The Brean," for his chosen hometown, where he is now fighting with its wealthiest and most avaricious citizen-donors. This just seems to be his way.