Greg Diamond Wants To Be A California State Senator But He Can't Stop Obsessing About Another Man's Marital Relations

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Diamond: The face of a low-life political wannabe
We've already informed the public how Greg Diamond, the Brea Democrat who parachuted into Orange County from out of state four years ago after a series of failed job performances and a divorce, has run the most laughably inept California state senate campaign in memory.

Six months ago, Diamond promised voters he single-handedly would "significantly" change policy debates in the state and boldly declared, "I'm a 'crashing the gates' Democrat and I think I'm who you want to unleash on" incumbent Republican Bob Huff.

He also stated he'd fight "like hell" against Huff and would "make him miserable with constant attacks."

The lawyer's oral bluster never materialized into any accomplishment because, we came to discover, Diamond isn't just clueless about how to run a political campaign. He's lazy. On the eve of the election, he has failed to hold a single, meaningful campaign event, and his obnoxious personality and half-baked ideas are so uninspiring that he couldn't even raise one-tenth of his $100,000 fundraising goal.

The result? Embarrassment for Orange County Democrats. A laughing, untouched Huff will walk to the Nov. 6 electoral finish line while praying he's lucky enough to get Diamond as his 2014 opponent too.

But the obit on Diamond's pathetic campaign wouldn't be complete without a mention of this person's horrible lack of character and how he used his obsession, blogging, to focus not on Huff but on the personal life of a candidate in another race.

Diamond--who is so good at his solo law practice run out of his rental home that he made less than $1,999 last year--couldn't find any time to campaign against Huff, but he spent hours and hours and hours and hours intensely pondering a two-year-old incident at the Fullerton home of Republican state Assemblyman Chris Norby.

(Sharon Quirk-Silva is attempting to defeat Norby. She didn't ask Diamond to insert himself into her campaign--one that has a good chance of winning. But he couldn't help himself.)

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Bob Huff: Has anyone seen my alleged opponent in this election?
In late July, the Friends For Fullerton's Future blog revealed that Diamond had filed a public records request with Fullerton police to obtain information about an incident between Norby and his wife. Defensive because normal people were wondering why he barged onto Quirk-Silva's turf, Diamond responded like an adolescent. For three months, he threatened to write a blog that exposed Norby for committing domestic violence.

My position to Diamond, who was anxiously hoping to divert me from reporting on his disingenuously embellished tale about being hired by acclaimed law firm Jones Day: If you have the goods, shut up and write another crappy, inane blog post.

Finally on Oct. 10, he psychotically declared that I had "forced" him to viciously attack Norby.

Here is Diamond's loony rationale: My coverage of his non-existent state senate campaign wasn't to inform the public about his incompetence, but rather a "[putrid] message to others not to probe too deeply into the secrets of OC's political power structure."

Diamond's paranoia consumed him. He accused me of penning anonymous blog comments about him. He also asserted that I was working for Norby, a politician I've covered critically for years. Keep in mind, these claims--like the ones where he promised to fight "like hell" to defeat Huff--had no basis in reality.

Tilting at his windmill, Diamond then incredibly declared in his blog that Norby--who was never charged with any crime--had "forcibly . . . kneed his newly pregnant wife in the stomach."

He went on to confidently opine: "Such a reaction, from a father three months away from turning 61 who might have understandably been ambivalent, would be likeliest to come quite early in the pregnancy, before the father had time to get used to and accept the situation."

Of course, if true, such violence constitutes horrific conduct, but what conclusive evidence did Diamond have for his claim?

He said in the post that in "late 2011 or early this year" he'd had a conversation with "someone" about "Norby's vulnerabilities in the upcoming election."

He explained, "The source (whom I'll refer to with the pronoun 'they' to keep things gender neutral) said that they had spoken to one or more people (the vagueness there is in my memory, not as I recall in the story), possibly including police, who had spoken with various neighbors and others with knowledge of the events."

So, to summarize the strength of Diamond's evidence: An unnamed person, the source, "had spoken to one or more people" who themselves "had spoken with various neighbors and others with knowledge of the events."

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Rumor: Diamond's fool-proof journalistic method for alleging criminal conduct
Well, I don't think I've ever heard more convincing proof. Stop the presses! Where the hell is the New York Times?

But it gets worse.

Diamond's account of Norby's imagined knee-attack spanned several thousand blog post words and then at the conclusion declared, as if this would save him from disgrace, "I don't know if this is true."

In a public forum, he accuses Norby of a committing a felony but doesn't know if it's true?

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Scene of the crime: Diamond at work
Even after admitting he knows nothing, he had the gall to claim that his allegations weren't disgusting political acts but rather done for Norby's wife and kids.

"For their sake, I wish that I hadn't been put into the position of my either writing this or else be considered a liar," explained Diamond, who then made another sensational allegation. "I've heard stories that Norby has threatened [his wife] with deportation and keeping both her and their kids himself if she caused him any political trouble related to domestic violence or martial bliss."

What evidence did he have to make that additional assertion?

"Once again," Diamond wrote. "I don't know if that's true."

After covering Orange County politics for 17 years, I have encountered numerous low-life characters, but none as despicable as Diamond, who hinted at his mentality in May when he addressed a liberal Democrat audience.

Like a punk, he said, "I know how to bring it and make it hurt."

On Tuesday, the voters of California's 29th state senate district will officially--and oh so appropriately--label him for the history books what he is: a loser.

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swampgift1
swampgift1

Shine bright like Greg Diamond

Shine bright like Greg Diamond

Shine bright like Greg Diamond

 

We're beautiful like Greg Diamond in the sky

seanhmill1
seanhmill1

 @GregDiamond your really popular in the blogosphere today.  I just read another classic post about you:  http://ocpolitical.com/2012/11/05/greg-diamond-says-hes-running-for-congress-gets-assistance-from-fly-by-night-karma-repair-and-pays-20-fundraising-commission-to-household-member-for-out-of-district-funds/

 

I directed me to your website and this little nugget written by you:  "I decided to run for Congress because, among the people in the Occupy movement here, I'm among those who could most easily be considered a credible potential candidate."

 

Did you forget which office you were running for?  I would think such a credible writer such as yourself would fact check/spell check/proof read before publishing.

 

The rest of that comment speaks for itself, i.e. you being the most "credible" "among the people in the Occupy".

paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

moxeley will you promise to stop writing about this after tuesday? youre too good and too valueable to oc as an investigative reporter to spend your time on  this kind of nonsense.

seanhmill1
seanhmill1

 Kudos to Moxley and the OC Weekly for exposing Greg Diamond for the whole world to see.  Diamond has poisoned the local blogosphere with his heinous blatherings and pontifications, not to mention his ever so scary threats and demands.

 

In the June primary, which was a two-person race between Diamond and Huff, Greggy received 35.7% of the vote.  Now that more voters have been exposed to the real Greg Diamond those numbers should drop lower and Huff will skate to re-election.  Good job Greg, the GOP owes you one.

James
James

It's 8:36 p.m. and 15 out of the 34 comments posted here are from Diamond. My guess is that sometime around 2:00 a.m. in the morning. after Greg posts dozens of comments on 40 other blogs, he'll return to this one and post some more.

NorthCountyVoter
NorthCountyVoter

If Sharon Quirk-Silva loses the election by a slim margin of votes, her campaign can blame Greg Diamond for it. My family already mailed in their absentee ballots and we decided not to vote for her because of Diamond.

TucoMariaRamirez
TucoMariaRamirez

Greg is the largest "contributor" on the FFFF blog in Fullerton.  Yet he never attacks the person he is running against, but someone else!  Why? Greg never campaigns either.  So Orange County Democratic Party why did you choose to let him run for a California State Senate seat?  I think county democrats need some answers and pronto!

NOCPROGRESSIVE
NOCPROGRESSIVE

Greg Diamond is a wannabe.

 

What exactly does the Democratic establishment in OC think of him?

 

What does Loretta Sanchez, perhaps the counties leading Democrat say?

 

Does Sharron Quirk Silva condone Greg's activities?

 

Short of a couple of fringe activists (the most likable Vern Nelson), I've not met a single OC Democrat who wants to associate with him. At a recent phone bank event, one woman said "as long as the big mouth  guy isn't there, I'll go". This was from a thirty year Democrat  volunteer!

 

He repeatedly Jew baits people, a most disgusting tactic in 2012.

 

Hopefully, a lesser informed electorate (on a Philipine isle) draws his attention next week. As for me, I am dissapointed that he RUINED any chance for progressives in North Orange County (already a tough fight) for years to come.

 

Your selfishness and stupidity let us down Diamond. PLEASE GO AWAY!

clydeacolita
clydeacolita

How does Greg Diamond support himself and his family? 

 

I mean, seriously.  The guy spends inordinate amounts of time blogging, often times in the wee hours of the night, which means he sleeps during the day.  Or at least part of the day.  Neither is compatible with a successful, income-generating law practice.

 

Does he collect food stamps?  Recycle bottles and cans for chump change?  I don't care what meets the legal definition of spousal abuse.  When you're AWOL as a husband with a Ph.D. *and* a law degree to your name, and you *still* cannot provide for your family, that's spousal abuse on a moral level.

 

This is Greg's choice.  He chooses to waste his life this way.  And it's very sad. 

wcowans
wcowans

P.S. Greg: Do I not have a "name" now?

wcowans
wcowans

Diamond is a puppet. NO ONE is endorsing him. He tried to call me out the other day when I pointed out that Flory is the same ilk. I got crickets from both of them (and Matt Rowe too lol).

Nice job Mox.

 

jasongarshfield
jasongarshfield

(Not to say I think you're telling the truth of course.... don't get the wrong idea here...)

jasongarshfield
jasongarshfield

Continue sucking my dick, Moxley. Perhaps your own lack of personal success is the reason you have nothing better to do with your column than attack others. Although Greg's my friend, I might have been willing to consider what you have to say if you weren't such a mastodonic asshole about it.

D.W.
D.W.

In this blog post which Diamond links below http://www.orangejuiceblog.com/2012/11/dedicated-husband-chris-norby-puts-out-the-most-shameful-mailer-of-the-year/ he again makes the accusation that Norby assaulted his then-pregnant wife.  He also suggests that Norby's wife's strongly worded denial and protest of this smear must have been "dictated" to her.Diamond tires to pain a picture of a helpless victim, a cowering woman beaten and threatened with deportation and loss of her children OR WORSE.

 

This despite ANY evidence.

 

Utterly and completely despicable. Greg Diamond couldn't do a worse job for OC Democrats if he was a Republican operative.  I would never vote for him regardless of whom he ran against.  I would rather leave a blank.  And I will vote for Norby despite my misgivings about his voting record; not his personal life.

 

Greg Diamond has hit the bottom of the barrel.

rscottmoxley
rscottmoxley topcommenter

 @swampgift1 The mentally unstable Greg Diamond must have been under the impression that there was one person on the planet who wanted to see him and his impressive six pack pose for a inane video. Congrats Greggie! You really are an embarrassment for OC Democrats and humanity. 

GregDiamond
GregDiamond

 @seanhmill1  One Democratic party leader willing to agree with you, Sean.  That's all I've asked of you.  Just one to prove you're a real Democrat.

 

"Poisoning the local political blogosphere," after what the likes of you and Pravda have done to it, would be a blessing.  It could use a strong emetic.

 

(That's a metaphor, Sean.)

 

Art says that I may get fewer votes in absolute terms, rather than a smaller percentage of the vote.  Which bet are you offering me?  At least you (or a family member) could probably cover yours.

GregDiamond
GregDiamond

 @James  Well, the bleeding article IS about me, isn't it?   But thanks for non-obsessively tallying it up.

GregDiamond
GregDiamond

 @NorthCountyVoter Probably a lie.  Norby certainly seems to have thought that she would talk about it too -- which is why he prepared a mailer attacking her for doing so, with quotes talking about how horrible it is that she did such things, and mailed it out EVEN THOUGH SHE HAS NEVER MADE THIS SORT OF ATTACK.  And here you are, still trying to bark up reasons to blame her anyway!

 

I know that the above may seem completely unbelievable to people, so I invite you to read the story, in which I reproduce the mailer, here:  http://www.orangejuiceblog.com/2012/11/dedicated-husband-chris-norby-puts-out-the-most-shameful-mailer-of-the-year/

 

My bet is that NorthCountyVoter is a campaign operative, paid or not.  Why, otherwise, is he or she ashamed to lay claim to having voted for Norby over not liking my writings about him?  A real person would step up and own it.

GregDiamond
GregDiamond

 @TucoMariaRamirezPlease don't rely on people's ignorance, Tuco.

 

(1) I've produced several attacks on Huff.

(2) I'm an activist first and a candidate second; I discuss what I think matters most.

(3) Yes I do campaign; I spent much of the day campaigning.  Unlike Norby, though, I have a real job as a self-employed attorney, which sometimes (this summer included) takes up a lot of time.

(4) I didn't need the DPOC's permission to run.

(5) I don't recall getting a single complaint from within the party about how hard I'm campaigning.  That's in Moxley's head -- and it's just because he dislikes my being effective in challenging him and others online.

GregDiamond
GregDiamond

 @NOCPROGRESSIVE Dear Anonymous poster:

 

(1) Let me tell ya what I want, what I really really want.  OK, end of joke.

 

(2) I seem to be in good standing within the party.  I'm a liberal reformer, so that creates some tensions, but I generally get along with people well.  (I just got the endorsement of the mainstream/centrist Democratic Foundation of OC, for example, despite my not having sought it.)

 

(3) If Loretta has anything bad to say, she hasn't said it to my face, nor has anyone conveyed anything bad to me.  I'm sure that I make her life tougher by contributing to disagreements within the party, which she works hard to hold together.  I admire her ability to do so -- but I think she just has to put up with reformers.

 

(4) I told Sharon early on that I'm going to do what I think I have to do.  I suppose that there are things I could do that could lead to my getting a message to get the hell out of town, but I think that she understands the difference between my investigating something that has been widely discussed and my tossing out loose charges -- a common in the blogosphere.

 

(5) My guess is that you haven't met a lot of OC Democrats period.  Without knowing who you are or who you're talking about, I presume that you're lying.

 

(6) "Repeatedly Jew-baits people"?  Wow.  Actually I'm much less likely than most Jews I know to charge people with anti-Semitism, and I never do so solely over disagreement with Israeli policy.  The only person whom I recall attacking over it during the past year is Stanley Fiala, and his comments warranted it.  If there were others, my bet is that they were anonymous people like you trying to come up with some way, any way, to rattle me.

 

(7) You don't make a convincing Democrat.

GregDiamond
GregDiamond

 @clydeacolita Fair questions, sort of, compared to some of the others:

 

(1) Through my law practice, which is low-overhead, and savings from when I was making a lot more money as an attorney in Manhattan.

 

(2) I usually get up by 7 or 8.  If I went to bet late, I'll often nap for an hour or two in the afternoon.  When I have a job that's incompatible with that, I don't do it.  It is not my ambition as a lawyer to become rich, just to be comfortable and to provide for my kids and grandkids.

 

(3) I do not collect food stamps.

 

(4) I do recycle bottles and cans, of beverages that we've consumed, for change -- which goes to my youngest daughter.

 

(5) I haven't missed a rent payment in 5-1/2 years of marriage, which is one way of saying that you don't know what the hell you're talking about.  (Ironic, given the subject of this story.)

 

(6) If my communicating with an online audience was a waste, my political opponents would not likely care so much about stopping me from doing it.

GregDiamond
GregDiamond

 @wcowans You have part of a name.  I still don't know who you are, though, and whether "wcowards" reflects your real name.

 

Funny, I replied to you previously, but the comment got spiked.  Hmmm.

GregDiamond
GregDiamond

 @wcowans Yes, people and organizations have endorsed me.  Your recounting of our supposed conversation doesn't ring a bell and I doubt that it's accurate.

GregDiamond
GregDiamond

 @jasongarshfield Jason, you're in college -- do they teach you, as this article's subtitle suggests, that domestic violence is part of "marital relations"?  I categorize it more with "criminal behavior" -- but maybe this is part of the new conservative curriculum or something.

GregDiamond
GregDiamond

 @jasongarshfield Jason, Moxley's sexual orientation is the least objectionable thing about him, so I hope we can leave those sorts of comments alone.  He'll use it against you too -- as he did when he made groundless factual accusations about your background without caring whether they were true.

GregDiamond
GregDiamond

 @D.W. I especially love how the people who make these sorts of terrible  accusations about me (OC Weekly staff aside) so rarely use their own names.  If what I do and say is so awful, what are they afraid of?  That I'm somehow going to retaliate against them?  How?  Compare what Moxley has said about me and what I've said about Moxley -- I'm not the one to fear here.

 

As for you claims about my article, people should read it and decide whether you are representing it fairly.  Here, ghost spirit, tell me exactly where I:

 

(1) say that Norby did commit such an assault

 

(2) Say that Martha Norby's reply "must have been" (as opposed to may have been) dictated to her.

 

You won't find either.  That's how analysis of many domestic violence cases begin, though -- just with neighbors and associates and happenstance witnesses reporting things, which sometimes get fleshed out, sometimes covered up, and sometimes retracted.  Immigrant women are particularly vulnerable to this sort of control by their husbands.  That doesn't mean that that's the case here; it just means that, as someone with knowledge of many domestic violence cases (again, this was a research interest of mine, and I've represented asylum clients for whom it was an issue as well), I would not rule it out.

 

As I've mentioned, I have hearsay reports from people who, for reasons I do understand (look at the anonymous attacks on me here) don't want to go public with their sources.  So there is evidence -- and I wish I could publish it, but I can't and won't.

 

You're likely a Republican activist (and your real initials likely aren't "D.W."), so I would neither expect nor do much to seek your vote.

 

Let me ask you something, though -- if what I'm saying is borne out over the next year, will that change you thinking?  If and when you apologize, will you use your real name?

NorthCountyVoter
NorthCountyVoter

 @D.W. My entire family voted for Chris Norby because of Diamond. I wonder how many more votes Sharon Quirk-Silva will lose because of him?

seanhmill1
seanhmill1

 @GregDiamond  You are the last person I need to prove anything to.  You however have proven yourself to be the worst candidate running for office this election cycle and perhaps ever.

 

As horrific a candidate as you are, you may be an even worse writer.  Your blogging is unreadable.  The only person, besides yourself, that see's you as a credit to the blogs is your pal Vern and given his criminal history that is much of a resume booster.

 

How bout we bet that you disappear from the blogosphere if I am correct?  You don't have anything else to offer and I wouldn't want to take the money your daughter gets from the recyclables.

 

GregDiamond
GregDiamond

 @RCantor  Ryan, I think that given Matt's military history he would understand that some seminonymous commenter here is trying to make collateral damage out of him.

D.W.
D.W.

 @GregDiamondYou know as well as I that if you take rumors or speculation and put it in print the way that you have it is the same as maliciously spreading false rumors.  It is absolutely despicable. You can backtrack as much as you want but it is there on OJB for all to see, and it is disgraceful.I am a Democratic voter, but not for you, and Norby is getting my sympathy vote because of your scurrilous attacks.

Who I am or what my real name is are completely irrelevant.  People have the right to post anonymous comments if they want and you have no business trying to intimidate people into using their real names.  I see you do that everywhere.  Nobody owes you anything, particularly an apology.

 

Mimi
Mimi

 @GregDiamond  "As I've mentioned, I have hearsay reports from people"Don't you know hearsay testimony isn't admissible in a court of law? I can see you presenting this case before a judge:"Your Honor, I have testimony from Ms. Cheryl Doe, a nineteen year old daughter of a friend of a neighbor who overheard a conversation at a beauty salon made by a woman who is the neighbor of Chris Norby's neighbor that he kneed his pregnant wife in the stomach."A slam dunk case, that's for sure! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GregDiamond
GregDiamond

 @NorthCountyVoter  Not likely, anonymous voter.  You're probably a Republican who (if you live and vote in the district at all) voted for Norby because you prefer him on the merits.  In this comment, you're simply trying to model behavior for others in hope that they'll play along.  It's dishonest, if so, but I doubt that that would much bother you.

 

As Moxley noted, this is my deal, not Sharon Quirk-Silva's -- and it comes because *I* wanted to know whether this guy actually did the things that many people have heard secondhand that he did do.  If I had rushed to publish mere rumors (as other bloggers -- and apparently some OC Weekly writers -- do), I could see the basis of the criticism.  But I didn't -- I took lots of grief and abuse for refusing to publish it until Moxley took his big megaphone and claimed that I was making it up out of thin air.

 

As it is, what I see is people who think that it's just fine if Norby committed domestic violence -- but it's rude (or worse) to talk about it.  It's disgraceful, but unfortunately it's not uncommon.

 

Well, I say to hell with that.  And I remind everyone that the Norby's could simply ask for the release of the police report on the event.

seanhmill1
seanhmill1

 @GregDiamond So you wait until after the election to accept my wager?  I am sure it would have been crickets had you not exceeded 36% and I doubt you would have paid up.

 

But I am a man of my word Greg and even though you didn't accept the wager until after you were sure you had won by losing by less than you did in June I will happily donate $30 in your name.

 

You can thank Sharon for the increased percentage.  She ran a terrific campaign and clearly had an excellent GOTV program of which you no doubt benefitted from.

 

GregDiamond
GregDiamond

 @seanhmill1 I'm upwards of 43.5% at the moment.  So -- it's going to be $30 from you, right?

 

I'm going to have to get advice on the perfect charity or political committee to choose as the recipient of your donation. 

seanhmill1
seanhmill1

 @GregDiamond Your campaign and your writings should depress you.  I am anything but jealous...LOL!!!

 

Lets stick to percentage of the vote...More people will be voting in the general election and getting more raw votes this time around isn't out of the realm of possibility.

 

You got 36% of the vote in June...If you get a higher percentage I will contribute to the charity or political committee of your choice.  If you don't you contribute to Claudia Alvarez' campaign.

 

GregDiamond
GregDiamond

 @seanhmill1 No idea on stats.  That's Vern's department.

 

Sean, your jealousy depresses me.  (Nah, just baiting you.)

 

Art seems to think that I'll get a smaller number of votes (not percentage, but raw total) in the general election than in the primary.  I'll give you 2:1 odds on that.  You put up $30, I'll put up $60.  Proceeds (on my part) to the DPOC -- but you're welcome to join me in that!

seanhmill1
seanhmill1

 @GregDiamond You can tell us whatever you'd like in regards to your stats, but if that is the case then allow us to see your sitemeter stats.  I notice they are no longer available, why is that?  What are you hiding?

 

Seriously Greg, your writing sucks.  Your pompous, know-it-all blatherings are just not interesting.  You do more to hurt the causes you support, than help.  I like Sharon Quirk and I hope she wins in spite of you.  She certainly can't be pleased with your "help".

 

What do you want to wager Greg?  You call it.  Just as long as it doesn't involve your daughters recyclable money.

 

GregDiamond
GregDiamond

 @seanhmill1 "Worst. Candidate. Ever."  If that's an homage, well done.

 

I know, I know -- no one reads me.  It's so sad.  Luckily, thousands of people usually go through the motions of *clicking* on my stories every week, so their kindness allows me to be in denial about how I am the Worst. Writer. Ever.

 

Here, before you vote on Prop 35, you can join about 5000 others and read the critique I wrote of it at http://www.orangejuiceblog.com/2012/07/i-despise-human-trafficking-but-i-oppose-the-badly-drafted-prop-35/.  Completely illiterate, right?

 

I'm not sure what you're offering to put up in a bet and on what outcome.  Please clarify.

clydeacolita
clydeacolita

 @RCantor I guess my points on zoning were too much for you to refute.  Oh well.

RCantor
RCantor

 @clydeacolita  Hey man, you're entitled to your opinion.  Keep fightin the good fight buddy.

 

Anyone have a copy of the 5th and or 14th amendment sitting around?  Apparently I need to brush up on my ConLaw skills.  Hell, throw in the 4th amendment and a good dose of Article III, because I think DUI checkpoints are legal, too.

 

I'm a Conservative.  That capital "C" stands for Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.  Let me know if I stuttered.

clydeacolita
clydeacolita

 @RCantor I'm just going to call this like I see it. 

I think you and Matt both are liberals in disguise.  Matt tried and failed to cast himself as an independent, and you I think are in denial about your political ideology.  I expect you to deny it. 

 

Your ineptitude at understanding private property rights is the first red flag.  Look, I don't care for Chevron.  I prefer the land NOT be developed.   I don't want more traffic or any other perils associated with more development. 

 

The land is privately owned though and Chevron should be able to sell surplus land without local government running the show.  Offering up zoning as a reason to justify No on W is pathetic and lame.  Don't you realize zoning changes all the time?  Don't you realize most Fullerton homes were built on land that was NOT originally zoned for residential?  

 

Hell, even Matt Rowe lives on what used to be Union Pacific's  railroad right of way, sold to the Bushala family, and somewhere along the line re-zoned for residential dwellings.   Don't you guys see the duplicity of fighting the Coyote Hills development?

RCantor
RCantor

 @clydeacolita I wouldn't say he vanished into thin air.  He didn't choose to run in the general in a pretty crowded field.  If you're asking what he did during the election cycle, he did some advocacy against Measure W and in favor of Jane Rands.

clydeacolita
clydeacolita

 @RCantor  

So what happened to Matt Rowe? 

 

I never got the impression he was serious about local politics so his vanishing into thin air isn't surprising. 

RCantor
RCantor

 @GregDiamond How very odd.  Dude isn't running and he's a target.  Gotta love anonymity.

GregDiamond
GregDiamond

 @D.W. I'm not trying to intimidate you.  I'm saying that I think that you're lying and I'm treating you accordingly.  Yes, you have the right to post anonymously, but that reduces the cost of lying.  Your identity is relevant to the question of whether you are lying.

 

I don't have to backtrack.  I never went further than I could do legally.  FFFF and Moxley made an issue of why I had sought public records -- as if a journalist should wonder about that!  In an election season, I felt that I had to explain why I did so.  One reason was because the professional journalists like those at the OC Weekly apparently didn't give a damn if he beat his wife.

GregDiamond
GregDiamond

 @Mimi It would suffice for a grand jury, though, which is a more apt analogy for simply deciding to do a public records request.  Had I heard a rumor and immediately reported it as fact, you could fairly criticize me over it.  I didn't -- and I would have continued to sit on the story indefinitely had people not claimed that I was making the whole thing up.

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