The candidates are neck and neck as ballot counting goes into the final week.
With 109,889 ballots counted so far the race between incumbent city council member Travis Kiger and former city council member Jan Flory is still down to the wire.
Who builds our local propaganda machine?
Yesterday I talked to a friend of mine in downtown Fullerton about who he will cast his vote for tomorrow. He said that he would be voting for Jan Flory because he didn't want Tony Bushala's "puppets" sitting on the city council. The city of Fullerton, not just the city council or even the city government, but the city as a whole is on the verge of a major turning point in its development.
Reason & Rhetoric From Council Candidates in 2012
The city clerk has released statements for candidates listed in the 2012 election. We've compiled these statements onto one page for easy reading rather than digging through dozens of pages to find out about these candidates. We urge our readers to look past the rhetoric and to look at how much logic and reason is used in each candidate's argument. Have they explained clear plans on specifi
Ron Thomas Sues Two Ex-Police Chiefs, Six Officers, and the City For Beating of Kelly Thomas on Anniversary of Event
Barely a week after McKinley vacates his council seat due to recall, and one year since the fatal beating of Kelly Thomas, Ron Thomas sues him and ex-police chief Mike Sellers.
Barely a week after McKinley vacated his council seat due to recall and one year since the fatal beating of Kelly Thomas, Ron Thomas has sued him and ex-police chief Mike Sellers. Both police chiefs have been accused by critics, especially from those seeking justice for Kelly Thomas, of a lack of leadership and instituting a police culture that led to the man’s beating one year ago today th
How the events of the 5th of July 2011 shed light on the events of The Fourth of July, 1776
This article is a collection of ideas that I have formed over the last year. Some of them are observations about the Kelly Thomas beating. Some are observations of people’s responses to it. Some are just observations about people, and living among them. What I will try to do is tie them together for you. I want to show you how these ideas, that may seem distant and unrelated, are actually l
Fullertonstories.com gets original $50,000 bandwidth bill for Kelly Thomas video reduced to $1,000
Local news blogging is not all fun and games. Sometimes it gets downright serious. Like when FullertonStories.com covered the release of the Kelly Thomas video. The highly anticipated city surveillance video was released last month, ten months after the incident happened and just days before the local city council elections. FullertonStories.com was the first website to post the video.
All three recall targets have been kicked off the city council with a resounding 66% of votes each.
After an 11-month saga spurred by the beating death of Kelly Thomas by Fullerton Police, Fullertonians overwhelmingly supported the recall of Mayor Pro Tem Don Bankhead and Councilmen F. Richard Jones and Pat McKinley Tuesday. With all 87 precincts reporting, voters decided two-to-one on each target that they wanted a change in the City Council, with Tony Bushala-backed candidates Travis Ki
Stephan Baxter: Kelly Thomas didn't die of exposure. He didn't die of hunger. He died of cop.
"Kelly Thomas didn't die of exposure, he didn't die of hunger: He died of cop. --Stephan Baxter
Jane Rands answers pointed questions about her recall bid.
This is the very first installment from our interviews with candidates.
Why Three Chaffee Supporters Are Voting for Matt Rowe in the Recall Election
As we continue to learn about new indignities which were forced upon a local homeless man named Kelly Thomas, whilst he was being beaten to death by up to six Fullerton police officers, we can no longer in good conscience support Doug Chaffee in his latest bid to become a Fullerton City Council Member. Instead, we have decided to put all our energy and resources behind Matt Rowe. Unlike Chaffe
Opinions Matter: A native Fullertonian says Fullerton is in crisis. His view on the split that is dividing the town.
The Fullertonian is a forum to discuss the important issues in the city today. We welcome views from thoughtful residents on important topics. This one is from Stephan Baxter. Share your responses in the comments section. For a period of time I knew the man six Fullerton officers killed last July. His name was Kelly Thomas and I liked him. As I was walking to my car in the Fullerton Ralphs
Fullertonians now have a sense on potential replacements for the three councilmen targeted for the June 5 recall election. Friday was the filing deadline for the recall election and a total of 13 candidates qualified for the ballot.
Greg Sebourn ran for council in 2010, and now that we are back to an election year he has again thrown his name in the hat to be called into public service. He frequently speaks at council meetings and has called to attention what many are saying is an illegal water tax that currently affects Fullerton Residents. He's also the first to answer our questionnaire which is being sent to all candida