Halecrest Forum, More Dodero and Candidate Intimidation
SEE YOU THERE
Just a reminder... the next-to-last Costa Mesa City Council Candidate Forum will be held tonight. Wednesday, October 22, 2008 the Mesa Del Mar Homeowners Association and the Halecrest/Hall of Fame Community Association will jointly host a candidate forum at the Halecrest Community Center, 3107 Killybrooke Lane, from 6:30-9 PM.
TIME CHANGE ON NEXT WEEK'S FORUM
Incidentally, the start time for the final forum next Tuesday, the 28th, has been pushed back. I've been advised that it will begin at 6:30 PM, not 6, as previously reported. I'll remind you next week.
DODERO DEPARTURE, PART 2
A little more news on the departure from the Daily Pilot yesterday of Tony Dodero, Director of News and Online. I imagine the management of the Times didn't just push him off a cliff. I don't know, but I suspect he was able to participate in a buy-out of sorts that may provide a small cushion as he takes this next step in his life. That would be consistent with the way The Times treated folks pitched out onto the streets since Sam Zell began his ham-handed "massaging" of the Tribune Companies.
OC WEEKLY ON DODERO
The OC WEEKLY, those good and prescient folks that recently recognized this humble blog, had an interesting piece on Tony's departure in their Navel Gazing segment. Here's the link to that article, which includes a very interesting comment from Bill Lobdell, former Editor of the Daily Pilot, who recently found himself in similar circumstances.
WE WISH HIM WELL
Again, we here at A Bubbling Cauldron wish Tony Dodero and Lana Johnson, who also was shown the door this week, all the best. Katrina Foley put it so well last night when she paid much-deserved tribute to Tony during her council member comments, indicating that he was an important member of our community beyond his role at the Daily Pilot. He will be missed.
A REMINDER AND THREAT FROM "THE MOUTH"
One more thing... this morning the yapping hyena over at the CM Press reminded us all of his involvement with the perpetually inept Chris Steel with this little bit of prose:
A CLEAR THREAT
This should be a reminder to all those he supports in the election that he believes he has the power to get you "un-elected" if you fail to toe his line. Are you listening, Eric, Gary and Jim? You should be!
It should also be a reminder to the voters of this city of just why perpetuating an "improver" majority on our council is not good for this city. It puts them under the thumb of man admired by David Duke, former head of the KKK, for goodness sake. Is this the image you want for your city?