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Marketing and more: I am giving the GOP two more years

Sitting at the Thanksgiving table, there were many reasons to be thankful, starting with my mom who recently celebrated her 87th birthday. Also on my list of thanks is that Congress made historic gains in the midterm election: ...
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Marketing and more: cruising on the M.S. Denny’s

Those who live in northwest Orange County enjoy great weather most of the year and a variety of ways to take short trips that don’t include air travel. The Marketing Maven’s favorite getaway vacation is a short cruise and s...
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Marketing and more: A red, white and blue Electio Day

In 1976, I registered as a Democrat and voted for the first time in New York City, where I was born. In the presidential race, I voted for Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter who won over Republican incumbent Gerald Ford. In the sena...
by Robin Itzler
 

 
 
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Guest editorial: For managing coyotes, follow the lead of Huntington Beach

Communities in Orange County would be wise to follow the lead of Huntington Beach in managing conflicts with coyotes. Rather than engaging in an expensive and futile program to trap and kill coyotes as they recently started doi...
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Marketing and more: Sign language

Yard signs … Fence signs … Wall signs – wherever you look, there are signs posted urging you to vote for a particular candidate or support a specific proposition. Many people grumble about the landscape being littered wit...
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Guest editorial: Former Cypress mayor supports Measures Q and R

Hello. I’m Tim Keenan, former Mayor of the City of Cypress. I’m here tonight because I’m concerned about some of the misinformation floating around about Measures Q & R that are on the ballot for Nov. 4, and to remind...
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Letter to the Editor: Come join in the discussion about city, county, and state propositions

Dear Editor, We elect our representatives to study issues and make the right decisions based on what a majority of their constituents want them to do. Sometimes they do just that, other instances they don’t. Often times they ...
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Marketing and More: Paper, plastic, or profit?

Like many Americans, I shop in discount stores such as Big Lots, Dollar Tree and 99-Cents-Only stores. That’s why announcement of a 99-Cents store opening in the shopping center at Walker Street and Ball Road was welcome news...
by Robin Itzler
 

 

 
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Alan Mansoor on the proposed 405 toll lanes

There has been a lot of discussion about whether or not toll lanes will reduce traffic and travel time on the 405 freeway, and that is a worthy discussion. Today, I would like to approach it from another perspective; truthful a...
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Seal Beach residents to host memorial for pets killed by coyotes

Seal Beach Residents will host a memorial for their pets lost to vicious coyotes attacks in the area. The memorial tree will contain pictures of each of the more than 45 pets (the number is growing every day) and will finally p...
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Marketing and more: Things go better with marketing

Americans are divided on many issues, often becoming emotional when expressing their views on politics, sports or celebrities. Yet, there’s another area that greatly divides this great nation. Our choice of cola drink: Coca-C...
by Robin Itzler
 

 
 
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Stop the 405 toll-lane money grab

Here we go again. Critics successfully convinced the Orange County Transportation Authority to shelve the 405 toll-lanes proposal, but now Caltrans is backing the idea and hopes to use Orange County sales tax revenue to tax us ...
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Locked gate at entrance to parking lot of closed Mackay Elementary School in Cypress. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Resident response to Cypress School District

There is one thing I fully agree with the Cypress School District Administration on and that’s “Let’s remain focused and keep to the facts.” The District implies that I am the chief critic of the bonds sold but they don...
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Marketing and more: My crystal ball says Hillary will not run

The Marketing Maven has looked into her crystal ball and is making a prediction: Hillary Clinton will not run for president. What Hillary will do is announce her decision not to seek the presidency at the latest possible moment...
by Robin Itzler