Archive | October, 2010

Election Final: A quick review of our top election stories

Election Final: A quick review of our top election stories

Election Final From the Surf City Voice:

This is the final Surf City Voice election update, a simple recap of all the 2010 election articles that you might have missed or would like to have easy access to in your own final review of candidates and issues prior to making your vote on Tuesday.

The list goes more or less in reverse chronological order:

City Advisor: No longer passionate about Carchio after being ignored 3 years
http://www.surfcityvoice.org/2010/10/city-financial-advisor-no-longer-passionate-about-carchio-after-being-ignored-3-years/
Councilmember

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City Advisor: No longer passionate about Carchio after being ignored 3 years

City Advisor: No longer passionate about Carchio after being ignored 3 years

By John Earl
Surf City Voice

When Joe Carchio ran for city council in 2006 Angela Rainsberger aggressively campaigned for him because he told her that he would listen to the residents of Huntington Beach.

At councilmember Don Hansen’s suggestion, she signed her name to a flyer that went to every home in the city and endorsed Carchio along with incumbents Cathy Green and Gil Coerper. All three candidates won in the election.

Carchio is the lone incumbent city council candidate seeking reelection in 2010, but he won’t be sending out

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Editorial: Advertorial Journalism by the Times and Register is Bad for Surf City

Editorial: Advertorial Journalism by the Times and Register is Bad for Surf City

By John Earl
Editor
Surf City Voice

It’s an election year. You need information to help you vote and most of the local election news you get will come from local newspapers.

So, why are the OC Register (publisher of the weekly Huntington Beach Wave) and the Los Angeles Times (publisher of the weekly Huntington Beach Independent) giving their readers (you) pabulum instead of real reporting on local issues? Why is a small news blog with a budget of under $1,000 a year kicking

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Joe Carchio In His Own Words: Lying about divorce, misuse of public funds, and tax liens

Joe Carchio In His Own Words: Lying about divorce, misuse of public funds, and tax liens

HB City Councilmember Jersey Joe speaks about his misuse of public funds, lying to the public about his marriage, the strange sale of his (?) restaurant and the multitude of tax liens levied against him over the years–in a spontaneous interview recorded Sept. 26. 2010. To provide a better reading view of documents that appear in this video report, either press pause and/or click the option to maximize the viewing screen. You can also view the report on Youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D4VnG5D1

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Buddy, can’t spare a dime for the environment?

Buddy, can’t spare a dime for the environment?

By Sarah (Steve) Mosko
Special to the Surf City Voice

How much are you willing to pay for access to clean air and drinking water?

What’s a fair price to keep toxic chemicals out of the food supply, to insure the future of ocean and freshwater fish stocks, to keep public parks open, and to stem the melting of the polar ice caps so our coastal cities remain above sea level and polar bears won’t go extinct?

Questions of this sort prompted me to investigate how much the federal

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Jersey Joe’s Tax Woes: ‘The federal govt. is wrong,’ councilman says

Jersey Joe’s Tax Woes: ‘The federal govt. is wrong,’ councilman says

By John Earl
Surf City Voice

Joe Carchio sounded bitter but said he doesn’t care if he gets reelected to the Huntington Beach City Council or not. “If people don’t want me to be a councilman, then fine; I don’t care, I don’t care, I really don’t care,” he recently told the Voice.

According to Carchio, his performance on the council has been second to none going back a century. “I have given more to this city than any other councilman that was ever here,” he declared unequivocally.

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