What You (May Have) Missed This Weekend — and May Miss THIS MORNING!

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We’re stretching a little beyond the weekend to fit in the Neverending Anaheim story.


“Special” Anaheim City Council meeting at 8 a.m., designed to take away the power Mayor Tom Tait — a skeptical minority of one on the Pringle-compliance Council — to put items on the agenda unless someone else agrees with him (which isn’t likely to happen for anything that may involve corruption.)  If you’re reading this before 9 a.m., my bet is that it won’t yet be over!


Longtime local blogger Gericault makes his debut on the Juice with a very well-received story about the reckless and foolish development of Fairview Park — which just happens to be possibly one of the major historical sites for pre-Colombian Souther California.  Steve Mensinger wants it to house sports complexes, though, and may be about to learn a harsh lesson in violating federal law regarding protecting such sites.

Occasional blogger from the far north Sgt. York twists the knife in Dave Gilliard’s back after the latter’s candidate Steve Baric drops out of the AD-73 race.  It is hard to blame him for his glee.

Our indomitable Inge takes aim at climate change deniers and racks them up but good.

Yours truly tosses off a trifle showing a news poll with a sort of surprising result regarding who’s likely to face blame for the looming government shutdown.

And last but not least: I ended up adding to what has inadvertently become a five-part series on last Tuesday’s Anaheim City Council meeting, in which the Angels Baseball negotiation story has been reaching new heights of absurdity.  If you’re not doing anything else this morning, get as far as you can before it’s over, because it’s about to become a six- or seven- or eight- or twelve-part series!  Read it while you can still imagine finishing it!  IT’S GROWING!


About Greg Diamond

Prolix worker's rights and government accountability attorney and General Counsel of CATER. His anti-corruption work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, leading them to work with the Democratic Party of Orange County Chair and other co-conspirators (who had long detested the internal oversight his presence provided) to remove him from the position of DPOC North Vice Chair of in violation of party rules and any semblance of due process. He also runs for office sometimes. Unless otherwise specifically stated, none of his writings prior to that lawless putsch ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level. He tries to either suppress or openly acknowledge his partisan, issue, ideological, and "good government" biases in most of his writing here. If you have a question about any particular writing, just ask him about it and (unless you are an pseudonymous troll) he will probably answer you at painful length. He lives in Beautiful Bountiful Brea, but while he may brag about it he generally doesn't blog about it. A family member works as a campaign treasurer for candidates including Wendy Gabriella in AD-73; he doesn't directly profit from that relatively small compensation and it doesn't affect his coverage. He does advise some campaigns informally and (except where noted) without compensation.