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  • Protest Turns Violent at Donald Trump Rally in Costa Mesa, Calif.

    04/29/2016 4:34:57 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 73 replies
    The New York Times ^ | APRIL 29, 2016 | STEVE KENNY
    A protest outside a campaign rally for Donald J. Trump in Costa Mesa, Calif., turned violent late Thursday night, as the crowd smashed a police car, the authorities closed nearby streets and officers arrested about 20 people. The unrest erupted outside an amphitheater where Mr. Trump, the favorite in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, was addressing several thousand supporters, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. There were no major injuries, and the Sheriff’s Department reported on Twitter that the protest was over and that the crowds had dispersed around 11 p.m., after officers on horseback pushed people...
  • Protests break out as Trump speaks in Southern California

    04/29/2016 3:49:04 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    MSN News ^ | APRIL 29, 2016 | GILLIAN FLACCUS and AMY TAXIN,
    Raucous crowds of protesters took to the streets in California as Donald Trump brought his Republican presidential campaign to conservative Orange County after sweeping the Northeast GOP primaries. Dozens of protesters were mostly peaceful Thursday as Trump gave his speech inside the Pacific Amphitheater. After the event, however, the demonstration grew rowdy late in the evening and spilled into the streets. At least four people were arrested and one Trump supporter had his face bloodied in a scuffle as he tried to drive out of the arena. One man jumped on a police car, leaving its front and rear windows...
  • Ferguson Riots Spark O.C. Police to Consider Military Enforcement Tactics

    08/16/2014 3:04:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | August 16, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    Orange County police authorities, reacting to the fuming riots in Ferguson Missouri, concluded that a militarized law enforcement response is valid in heated situations, but needs to be initiated on a case-by-case basis. The Orange County Register reported that Irvine Police Cmdr. Julia Engen claimed that “Every set of circumstances is different. I don’t think you will see anyone paint themselves into a corner with policy.” Irvine, Anaheim, and Huntington Beach police departments, and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, all have armored vehicles which can be used to suppress riots as well as retrieve injured officers during chaotic insurgencies. The...
  • OC Gun Show To Boost Security For Expected Record Turnout

    01/25/2013 12:44:24 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies ^ | January 25, 2013 9:30 AM | Pete Demetriou
    COSTA MESA ( — A popular Orange County gun show may shatter attendance records this weekend. KNX 1070′s Pete Demetriou reports The Crossroads of the West gun show is expected to draw massive crowds as lawmakers in Washington consider a proposed federal ban on assault weapons. The event drew an estimated 18,000 attendees during its stop in Ontario earlier this month, marking the first local event since a shooting rampage that claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut. But organizers are expecting attendance at the two-day event at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa...
  • Police: OC Gang Member Tried To Grab Boy Going To Soccer Practice

    10/05/2012 5:54:56 PM PDT · by verum ago · 24 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 5 October 2012 | --
    <p>SANTA ANA ( — A Santa Ana man on Friday faced false imprisonment and other charges for allegedly trying to kidnap a 10-year-old boy.</p> <p>KNX 1070′s Mike Landa reports police responded to a call shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Thursday from Delhi Park at 505 E. Central stating that a soccer coach was unsuccessfully attempting to detain 55-year-old suspect Victor Joseph Espinoza.</p>
  • Strange Lights Over Orange County (CA) Airport

    05/20/2012 12:28:24 AM PDT · by piytar · 36 replies
    vanity | May 19, 2012 | piytar
    Anyone else see them at around 10:30pm. About a dozen, moved in FAST from the northwest, hovered about 5 minutes, then faded out.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: BEGUINES01-31-12

    01/31/2012 8:52:46 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 01-31-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):BEGUINES Communities of lay women founded in the Netherlands in the twelfth century. Devoting themselves to the care of the disabled and poor, they lived a semi-monastic life, free to own property and return to the world at their pleasure. Each residence of two or three persons was called a béguinage, a self-supporting unit with a chapel in the enclosure for general use. Without a common rule or superiors, some adopted the regulations of the third order of St. Francis. They greatly influenced the lives of the people for good, especially in educational and charitable works,...
  • O.C. Islamic Educational Center a target of anti-Muslim acts

    01/02/2010 9:02:03 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 31 replies · 859+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1-03-10 | By Kim Christensen
    Costa Mesa police step up patrols after incidents at the center, including the burning of two copies of the Koran. The Muslim part of an interfaith display in Mission Viejo was defaced, a group says. ---snip--- It was the second time in a month that a desecrated Koran had been found there, according to a statement on the Costa Mesa mosque's website. "This deplorable incident is a form of anti-Islamic assault, hate crime and terror campaign against American Muslims," it read. "Even more, it is a great offense against 1.2 billion Muslim followers worldwide because it defiles their holiest and...
  • Iowa at Disney encouraging gays to move to Hawkeye State

    10/04/2009 12:39:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies · 2,270+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | October 2, 2009 | Eric Carpenter
    Iowa at Disney encouraging gays to move to Hawkeye State October 2nd, 2009 by Eric Carpenter Figuring that plenty of gay couples in California are frustrated by the inability to get legally married here, representatives from Iowa have set up a booth at Gay Days at the Disneyland Resort encouraging them to consider moving to the Hawkeye State. Iowa is one of four states nationwide that allow gay marriages. That state’s Supreme Court made the decision earlier this year. Two representatives for three regional visitors bureaus flew out for the three-day Gay Days, when 30,000 partipants roll into town to...
  • DREAM Act Poll Vote NOW

    06/17/2009 1:48:27 PM PDT · by OCAngel · 9 replies · 639+ views
    OCRegister ^ | 6-17-09 | OCResister
    DREAM Act Do you think college students who are in the country illegally should be given a path to residency, protected from deportation and eligible for student loans and federal work study programs?
  • Open Carry Celebration, June 27th 2009

    06/04/2009 5:37:37 AM PDT · by SLB · 5 replies · 908+ views
    New Bethel Church ^ | Unk | Jake Starr
    Open Carry Celebration, June 27th 2009 In Celebration of July 4 and our rights as Americans, New Bethel Church will be hosting an OPEN CELEBRATION CHURCH service for all who support 1st and 2nd Amendment rights. It will be held on Saturday June 27th, the weekend before July 4th. It will begin at 5PM and picnic food will be served. We are asking responsible handgun owners to attend this service openly wearing their sidearm. This will be a Cold Range Carry meaning handguns must be unloaded and in a secure holster. Area gun store/firing range owners will be invited to...
  • Captain Robert Craig, Ocean City Beach Patrol, Maryland- "OC Family Grateful"

    05/25/2009 1:07:06 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 2 replies · 624+ views
    The Dispatch (Maryland Coast Dispatch) ^ | May 25, 2009 | The Craig Family
    OC Family Grateful Editor: Saturday, April 25, 2009 was a beautiful day, and it was made even more wonderful by the outpouring of affection expressed toward Captain Robert S. Craig at his Beach Memorial Service. The Craig children and family appreciate all that was done to honor our “Pop,” a man so many in Ocean City have known and loved for so many years. The Beach Memorial was truly memorable and more special than we could have possibly imagined. We have many people to thank for their efforts in making it happen. We learned very quickly that organizing such an...
  • Come demonstrate against the Muslim Student Union's ANTI-ISRAEL rally at UC Irvine!!!

    05/13/2009 10:08:40 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 23 replies · 2,235+ views
    May 13, 2009
    Come counterdemonstrate the racist terrorist-lovers of the Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine tonight. We will be stoning a woman in a burka to show the hypocrisy of these genocidal maniacs accusing our democratic ally Israel of (all things!) genocide!!!!See details on counterdemonstration below: The Jihadi's featured speaker tonight will be none other than Cynthia McKinney: Here is a timeline for tonights counterdemonstration: 5:30pm-6:00pm - Meet at Parking Structure on Campus Drive near East Peltason St. 6:00pm-6:20pm - Speaker Jesse Petrilla, will address the group on Sharia Law and fundamentalist Islam 6:20pm-6:30pm - Distribute press release and flyers (attached) about...
  • Ocean City Bids Farewell to OCBP Capt. Robert Craig

    05/12/2009 5:58:04 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 31 replies · 730+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | May 1, 2009 | (Non Listed)
    (At right) Flanked by friends and family members, a wreath is carried down the beach to be released into the ocean in memory of Craig, "founding father" of the Beach Patrol. Carrying the wreath is the current head of the organization, Capt. Butch Arbin, who is flanked by Craig's son, Robert Craig, and grandson, Christopher Craig. (Above) Sean Williams pushes a surf board, carrying the wreath and the ashes of Capt. Craig, toward a Coast Guard boat, which released the wreath farther from the shore.
  • Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig

    04/10/2009 4:24:09 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 467+ views
    News Releases: from Public Relations Office, Town of Ocean City, MD. ^ | April 8, 2009 | Donna Abbott, P.R. Director, Town of Ocean City, MD.
    News Release: April 8, 2009 Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig Ocean City, MD – A memorial service for Captain Robert (Bob) S. Craig will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25 on the beach at North Division Street. Captain Craig passed away on Saturday, March 28 at the age of 90. Captain Craig joined the Ocean City Beach Patrol in 1935 and served as its captain from 1946 until retiring in 1987. Captain Craig is credited with building the Ocean City Beach Patrol into the professional organization it is known as today. When Captain Craig turned...
  • Longtime OCBP Captain, Bob Craig, dies (ROBERT CRAIG: 1918-2009)

    04/07/2009 2:36:23 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 722+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | April 3, 2009 | NANCY POWELL Associate Editor
    (April 3, 2009) The man who not only epitomized the Ocean City Beach Patrol, but also built it into a serious and professional organization, passed away Saturday. When Capt. Robert (Bob) S. Craig turned 90 last July, a competition, dinner and slide show honored him for his 52 years as a town employee and member of the Beach Patrol. Thousands knew Craig from his years guiding the Beach Patrol and taking it from a small, relatively unskilled group of young men to a large group of highly skilled young men and women. Capt. Butch Arbin, the current head of the...
  • OC Beach Patrol Icon Remembered

    04/07/2009 5:29:24 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 6 replies · 633+ views
    The Dispatch ^ | April 3, 2009 | By Shawn J. Soper, News Editor
    OCEAN CITY – Ocean City lost a treasured icon this week when Captain Robert S. Craig, who shepherded the Beach Patrol through decades of change and inspired his young charges for half a century passed away at the age of 90. Captain Craig, as he was known for decades not only by the thousands of lifeguards who worked with him and for him but also by the countless millions of local residents and visitors to the resort area, passed away last Saturday at the Coastal Hospice in Salisbury at the age of 90. A former schoolteacher and coach, Captain Craig...
  • O.C. sheriff revoking concealed weapons permits

    03/26/2009 7:15:20 AM PDT · by pissant · 57 replies · 2,394+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/26/09 | Tami Abdullah
    Several major GOP power brokers with ties to convicted former Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona are about to lose their concealed weapons permits under an order by the new sheriff. Those who have received notices of revocation from Sheriff Sandra Hutchens include Michael Schroeder, chief political and legal advisor to Carona and a former chairman of the state Republican Party; Adam Probolsky, a GOP pollster; and Stephen Mensinger, a political ally of Carona and business executive for major GOP benefactor and developer George Argyros, public records show.
  • Orange County Chapter of Saddleback Valley Conservatives and Freepers meeting on Wednesday

    01/05/2009 8:11:50 PM PST · by CaliFReeper1 · 14 replies · 702+ views
    OC FReepers, please join me and other conservatives on Wednesday evening for our regular grassroots town hall meeting of the Saddleback Valley Conservatives. Guest speaker is Capistrano Unified School Board member Anna Bryson. Come ready with your questions and feel free to bring all your conservative friends. WHEN: Wednesday, Jan 7th, 6:00-7:30PM WHERE: Rancho Santa Margarita Ford dealership, 30031 Santa Margarita Parkway, zip code 92688. Take Alicia Parkway east all the way to RSM, turn right on Santa Margarita Parkway and head down about a mile. RSM ford is on your left. Also I will be discussing various technology related...
  • New conservative club in Orange County

    11/24/2008 2:00:48 PM PST · by CaliFReeper1 · 9 replies · 785+ views
    Saddleback Valley Conservatives ^ | Nov 24th 2008 | Saddleback Valley Conservatives
    Hey FReepers, I am looking for other FReepers in Orange County. We are starting a new action oriented grassroots conservative group to provide support (and opposition) for local issues. It will be very action oriented (rallies, precinct walks, phone banks, etc.) and will hold regular monthly meetings in the Saddleback Valley. If you live in the area please let me know. We are holding our first meeting a week from tonight to discuss forming the club, it will be in Rancho Santa Margarita on Monday Dec 1st at 7:00 PM. Email me if interested in getting involved Thanks!
  • Former O.C. sheriff was secretly taped using racist and sexist language

    07/02/2008 12:02:52 PM PDT · by Smogger · 23 replies · 133+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 2, 2008 | Christine Hanley
    Former Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona used racist and sexist language during secretly recorded conversations disclosed in court records this week, and also boasted that the benefits of public office included rubbing elbows with billionaires, drinking fine wine and getting "phenomenal" sex. ... Carona uses the "n" word several times and discusses various sexual escapades as he talks to former Assistant Sheriff Don Haidl, who was wired and cooperating with federal authorities in a corruption investigation of Carona. ... "You're right, I've had a life that's been absolutely blessed," he says. "I've met millionaires, billionaires, I've traveled on personal...
  • The new accessory: weapons, openly carried

    06/10/2008 3:29:13 PM PDT · by XR7 · 86 replies · 483+ views
    Crosscut ^ | 6/10/08
    While Seattle worries about concealed weapons, a new fad in the West is to pack and carry you pistol for all to see...
  • Clinton discounts economists in gas tax debate(says Rush Limbaugh always had a crush on me)

    05/04/2008 3:28:41 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 22 replies · 287+ views
    i | 05/04/08 | MAUREEN GROPPE rulses-link only
  • APNewsBreak: Gov. Easley to endorse Clinton

    04/28/2008 3:28:33 PM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 21 replies · 152+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | 57 minutes ago | GARY D. ROBERTSON and BETH FOUHY
    "RALEIGH, N.C. - Gov. Mike Easley will endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, The Associated Press has learned." "Easley was expected to announce the endorsement Tuesday morning in Raleigh, the state capital, one week before North Carolina's primary on May 6, according to persons close to the governor and to Clinton. The individuals spoke on condition of anonymity because a formal announcement had not yet been made. Easley is a Democratic superdelegate who has served two terms as governor. His decision comes despite several recent polls showing Clinton trailing rival Barack Obama ahead of the state's May 6 primary."
  • O.C. Legislator Works to Stop Abuse of License Plates(CA)

    04/08/2008 10:42:20 AM PDT · by kellynla · 10 replies · 167+ views
    orange county register ^ | April 7, 2008 | JENNIFER MUIR and BRIAN JOSEPH
    SACRAMENTO – Saying that government employees shouldn't be able to evade traffic tickets because they have secret license plates, Assemblyman Todd Spitzer said Monday that he will propose legislation to help traffic enforcement agencies pierce the shield. Spitzer was responding to an Orange County Register investigation that showed that a Department of Motor Vehicles program designed to protect law enforcement from criminals was giving them another kind of protection: They can drive on toll roads without paying, run red light cameras with impunity and park illegally. For example, 3,722 public employees have run the 91 Express Lanes in the past...
  • Major Crime Ring Busted (New Jersey)

    12/19/2007 6:09:41 AM PST · by Calpernia · 5 replies · 269+ views
    Millennium Radio New Jersey ^ | Wednesday, December 19, 2007
    Authorities broke up a major organized crime ring Tuesday that they say took in a staggering $2.2 billion in gambling bets over the past 15 months and supplied drugs and cell phones to gang members inside a New Jersey state prison. State Attorney General Anne Milgram said the arrests of two ruling members of the New York-based Lucchese organized crime family and 30 others puts a major dent in the criminal operation. "With today's arrests and charges, we have disrupted the highest echelon of the Lucchese organized crime family in both New York and New Jersey," Milgram said. "Disruption of...
  • Felons found in police immigration screening[CA]

    12/18/2007 7:46:26 AM PST · by BGHater · 7 replies · 68+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | 17 Dec 2007 | TONY SAAVEDRA and NORBERTO SANTANA Jr.
    Two OC police agencies have become national leaders in deporting illegal immigrants. Petty offenders are swept up in the net. Social tolerance was once the hallmark of Costa Mesa, a place where bowls of free soup awaited the poor just as racks of designer shoes awaited the well-heeled. The home of South Coast Plaza was also home to a city Human Relations Committee, a job center and a decades-long history of helping the poor, whether immigrant or native-born. The late county Supervisor Tom Riley dubbed Costa Mesa "the city with a heart." The soup kitchen is still there. But the...
  • Protesters face off - Minuteman Project members and others

    01/27/2007 8:17:36 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 8 replies · 639+ views
    DANA POINT- With "God Bless America" playing on a chilly and overcast morning, supporters and members of the Minuteman Project and Save Our State groups brought their anti-illegal immigration message to a Doheny Park Road sidewalk on Saturday.
  • Jason Antebi, Occidental college, and free speech (Occidental College restricts free speech)

    08/25/2006 9:54:47 AM PDT · by HHKrepublican_2 · 2 replies · 575+ views
    TOWNHALL ^ | today | Ben Shapiro
    Jason Antebi can be offensive. There's no way around it. When Antebi attended Occidental College, from 2000 to 2004, he ticked off many of his fellow students. Antebi was a conservative member of the Occidental Student Government and a Howard Stern-type disk jockey on the Occidental student station. His political opponents, in a failed effort to recall him from his student government position, called him a "racist" and "anti-Semite" (Antebi is Jewish); his door was defaced with the words "You're a f---ing racist"; he was accused of "sexually harassing women." Antebi registered complaints with the Occidental administration; the administration did...
  • Several Explosives Found in Huntington Harbor (OC, CA)

    01/11/2006 11:34:51 AM PST · by Yaelle · 87 replies · 8,160+ views
    KFI news AM 640 Los Angeles | 1/11/06 | KFI news AM 640 Los Angeles
    I just heard this on the news. They did say several explosives have been found in Huntington Harbor. For those that don't know the location in Orange County, CA, I will say that it's very close to a large Naval Base. Anyone heard anything more? I googled it and found no info.
  • Just The Facts Of Life Now (Paris Hilton And Jenna Jameson Go Mainstream Alert)

    04/23/2005 1:43:28 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 15 replies · 2,070+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/23/05 | Shawn Hubler
    The first generation to grow up with the Internet and all it has wrought in the cultural mainstream is beginning to come of age. It is a generation for whom 900 numbers and scrambled scraps of flesh on the Spice channel have given way, in a few short years, to bulk e-mail ads for the Paris Hilton sex tapes and porn subplots on "The O.C." It is a generation in which sexual frankness has become a permanent feature of the landscape, with uncertain long-term implications. By definition, pornography is sexual material that is so beyond the pale as to be...
  • '80s refrain restrained

    02/25/2005 2:26:21 PM PST · by t_skoz · 23 replies · 1,154+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | Friday, February 25, 2005 | JEFF LEEDS
    '80s refrain restrained Bands like Duran Duran are selling lots of tickets but few albums. Nikki Sixx, bassist for the famously fast-living glam-rock outfit Motley Crüe, believes that even 24 years after their debut, his band still has a certain timeless aspect. "If you want to drop the tailgate, get some beer and go to a strip club, that's the Crüe,'' he said the other day before a rehearsal for the band's new tour. Yet Sixx's band, which just released a two-disc career anthology including 1987's "Girls, Girls, Girls'' and 1989's "Dr. Feelgood,'' is returning at a particularly apt moment....
  • VANITY: technochick99 Asked Old Cracker If He Would Start A Thread About His Breakfast

    08/13/2004 10:00:53 AM PDT · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 33 replies · 644+ views
    Old Cracker Gazette | Friday, August 13, 2004 | O.C. - Old Cracker
    technochick99 asks Old Cracker the question that's on everyone's mind: "What's next on your list of stupid threads to post? What you had for breakfast?" Old Cracker responds: "Today, our maid fixed me two eggs scrambled, three rashers of bacon, and wheat toast with butter and orange marmalade. Fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee with cream, no sugar. I read the Wall Street Journal while enjoying breakfast on the balcony. My wife woke late and joined me during my second cup of coffee. All in all, a very relaxing morning. After a scheduled conference call with our attorneys, we moved...
  • 1st Linda Ronstadt, now (rabid Reagan-Hater) Don Henley booed

    08/02/2004 11:23:01 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 123 replies · 2,764+ views ^ | Tuesday, August 3, 2004
    HOLLYWOOD VS. AMERICA1st Linda Ronstadt, now Don Henley booed'We used to be able to have civil debate in this country. Not anymore' Posted: August 3, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Don Henley Singer Don Henley was booed at a concert in Orange County, Calif., after mentioning his friendship with Linda Ronstadt, who gained national attention after alienating much of her audience with a song dedication to leftist filmmaker Michael Moore. At the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, Calif., on Thursday Henley made several political comments between songs, according to a report in the Orange County Register. One comment began: "Given what...
  • Jailed Man Freed; Charges Found bogus (girls falsely accuse man of sexual assault)

    01/30/2004 5:11:08 PM PST · by hotpotato · 9 replies · 225+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Jan 28, 2004
    Eight months after he was locked up when three girls accused him of attacking them in a park, a homeless man was freed after the girls admitted making up the story so one of them wouldn't be punished for being late to school. Eric Nordmark, 36, a self-described nomad who hitchhikes around the country, had stopped in Orange County last spring when the three 11-year-olds told police they were stalked and attacked by a transient in Woodbury Park in Garden Grove. Nordmark was jailed on assault and child molestation charges. On Monday, one of Nordmark's accusers admitted she and her...
  • Living "The O.C."

    11/14/2003 5:35:18 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 6 replies · 220+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/14/03 | Rachel DiCarlo
    THE COMPARISONS of Fox's new series "The O.C." to "Beverly Hills, 90210" are inevitable. Like its predecessor, "The O.C." is an hour-long drama featuring an out-of-towner main character the show drops in the midst of the problems suffered by wealthy, attractive teens in Southern California. This time around, though, the backdrop is farther south in Newport Beach, Orange County. And instead of watching the culture shock through the eyes of Minnesota transplants, "O.C." viewers see it through Ryan Atwood (Benjamin McKenzie), a 16-year-old from unglamorous Chino, California. In the series premier, Ryan steals a car with his older brother Tray....

    03/10/2003 8:06:28 PM PST · by Auntie Mame · 37 replies · 1,070+ views
    CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW ^ | March 10, 2003 | Auntie Mame
    The Free Republic Network and The Los Angeles Chapter of Free Republic are proud to announce the first regional scheduling of "Activism 101" Conference! When - April 26, 2003 8am-5pm! Where - LAX Hacienda Hotel, 525 N. Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245 - 800-421-5900 Price - $69! This conference was rolled out at last year's "FRiva LAS VEGAS" event to rave reviews by the attendees! Partnering with the Leadership Institute, the premiere training ground for conservatives and republican activists and candidates, this conference is a "must do" for all conservatives interested in learning the basics about activism! LA Chapter...
  • City settles last lawsuit over [tree cutting] protest

    06/21/2002 4:38:09 PM PDT · by Glutton · 10 replies · 294+ views
    the Register Guard ^ | 21 June 02 | By BILL BISHOP
    The sole remaining lawsuit that grew out of a tree-cutting protest in downtown Eugene five years ago was settled out of court Thursday with a $30,000 city payment to three demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed by police. In the settlement, neither side admitted wrongdoing. But the city agreed to require all officers with the rank of sergeant and above to attend two training sessions on police response to nonviolent protests. The sessions are to be conducted by an outside consultant in 2003 and 2004. Spokesmen for both sides said the protest and its turbulent aftermath taught them bitter lessons but left...
  • Remembering June 1st - Could the pepper spraying and tree cutting happen again?

    05/31/2002 11:32:52 PM PDT · by Glutton · 50 replies · 499+ views
    the Eugene Weekly ^ | 26 May 2002 | By Alan Pittman
        Remembering June 1stCould the pepper spraying and tree cutting happen again?By Alan PittmanFive years ago, the city of Eugene was in such a rush to start building the Broadway Place project that they roasted tree sitter Jim Flynn alive, dousing him with can after can of pepper spray while he dangled 40 feet up in a tree. Early on a Sunday morning, police in a fire truck rescue bucket cut Flynn's pants to his crotch to expose more flesh, allowing the spray to burn his genitals and anus. Officers punched Flynn in the arms and ribs over...