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Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez speaks after the promotion of Major General Keith D. Jones. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Democrat identity politics on collision course in race to replace Barbara Boxer

The only way a Republican could get elected to replace Barbara Boxer as the junior United States Senator from California is if a multi-candidate collision occurs in the 2016 jungle primary that leaves Republicans as the top-two...
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Marketing and more: ISIS marketing campaign: kill Christians

When ISIS marches Christians to the beach and beheads them in glorious living color solely because they are Christian, they’re commercializing their brand. While the scene disgusts our Judeo-Christian values, it is all part o...
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American Legion Post 716 seeks funds to support homeless, injured, senior vets

American Legion Post 716 seeks funds to support homeless, injured, senior vets this month for their Poppy Program. Read on… May 2015 has come around so quickly – Poppy Month is here, and it’s time for all of us t...
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California almond crops thirsty for water in drought

While California is experiencing one of the worst droughts in history, the agricultural industry in the San Joaquin Valley continue to increase production of one of its most profitable crops: almonds. Almonds are a growing tren...
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Letter to the Editor: Local realtor challenges BP City Council on Measure A

Whether Measure A ultimately wins or loses, the biggest losers will be the four of you sitting in front of me [Ed. note: Buena Park City Council]. You have knowingly and willingly allowed the owner of Los Coyotes County Club to...
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Guest Editorial: Orange County law enforcement collaboration in combating human trafficking

According to the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force, they have identified and assisted 350 victims of human trafficking since 2004. Since 2011, according to official administrative data, 82% females of the 111 minor vic...
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Guest Editorial: Leroy Mills on Buena Park Measure A

“Measure A” is an internal local control issue for the City of Buena Park. Numerous officials from the California State Senate, State Assembly, Orange County Board of Supervisors, Chamber of Commerce, OC Taxpayers A...
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Letter to the Editor: Measure A supporter addresses open letter to Buena Park City Council

Friday I received a letter from Mayor Art Brown. His letter was sponsored by Los Coyotes Country Club, used a fake “City of Buena Park” logo, and a mail box on La Palma Ave. as a return address. Unbelievably, he asked for ...
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Marketing Maven Robin Itzler and her proud Democrat father.

I Miss My Dad, But Am Glad He Isn’t Here

My beloved father died in 1992 from complications related to Alzheimer’s – may he rest in peace. Born in 1921, Dad suffered greatly during the Depression, often going without meals. Enlisting during World War II, he fought ...
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Page 17 of a presentation on the Los Coyotes Country Club development proposal, presented at a community meeting on Oct. 13, 2014. Courtesy of City of Buena Park.

Measure A supporter writes open letter to Buena Park City Council members

Open Letter To All Buena Park Council Members: Based on the public comments at last Tuesdays meeting, we hope that you may have gotten the idea that this is not what you bought in to or expected with your initial support of ...
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Page 17 of a presentation on the Los Coyotes Country Club development proposal, presented at a community meeting on Oct. 13, 2014. Courtesy of City of Buena Park.

Supporters of Buena Park Measure A respond to claims by opponents

The owners of Los Coyotes Country Club want to build luxury condos on land zoned “open space.” They are personally funding the entire campaign against Measure A and will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to def...
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Letter to the Editor: plastic, paper, or reusable grocery bags?

Dear Editor: Nowadays, going green appears nearly cliché. Many events have taken place in effort to improve the environment. One controversial subject is the issue of paper versus plastic. Most grocery stores have entirely mad...
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Good news? California economy growing. Bad news?

Comerica Bank maintains a California Economic Activity Index that offers the bank a backward glance at economic activity that the Bank can use to forecast future economic activity — and, also, to publish news releases to gain...
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San Francisco handed partial victory in fight to contain public pension costs

As with most government entities at all levels, the City of Cypress is hard-pressed to meet its public-employee pension obligations, maintain conservative budget management, and still deliver the level of excellent service expe...
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