Stories You May Have Missed This Weekend at OJB (Jan 3-5)!

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Lily Tomlin & Jane Wagner

We’re evidently supposed to share this, and I personally wish the couple the best, despite the pain of finally ending my childhood dreams of becoming Mr. Lily Tomlin.

While you were out cavorting this post-New Year’s weekend, perhaps still hung over from your New Year’s Eve revelries at the marriage (after 42 years together of Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner), you may have missed the following stories:

4th Supe District: Nobody Can Beat Shawn Nelson (If Nobody Runs Against Shawn Nelson)

An analysis of the 4th District Supervisorial Race, which doesn’t yet look like a race — but could become one!

Weekend Open Thread: In Case You Missed It, OJB’s Top Sorties (or Stories) of 2013!

A reprint of our Top 27 or so stories of 2013, which may take some time for you to read.

Religion Making a Comeback in America – Agree? and Government and Symbolism Don’t Mix!

A pair of think pieces on religious and political correctness.

Fullerton Fails to Block DA’s Access to Police Records in Murder Trial

A Fullerton Rag story on maneuvering in the Kelly Thomas Murder trial.

Viet Bigotry Melts to Manageable Size, LGBT to March in Tet Parade!

Our celebratory coverage of the weekend’s big political victory.  (We almost broke this — damn you, Weekly’s Charles Lam!)

Talkin’ GMOs with an Educated Cynic and Talkin’ Cynicism with Educated GMO critics

In the wake of the Cheerios announcement, a middle position on GMOs: essentially, “don’t be a jerk.”

About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose worker's rights and government accountability attorney, residing in northwest Brea. 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. Occasionally runs for office to challenge some nasty incumbent who would otherwise run unopposed. (Someday he might pick a fight with the intent to win rather than just dent someone. You'll know it when you see it.) He got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012 and in 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. A family member co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)