This blog has been written by Greg Diamond on MARCH 15, 2012 for www.OrangeJuiceBlog.com I have copied and pasted the start of this blog and the link to finish reading it is at the end of this blog on this site…
(This is Part 1 of a series, and is relatively light-hearted. Unfortunately, Part 2, appearing later today or tomorrow, won’t be.)
This post was originally to be entitled “Why does the Mayor of Huntington Beach want the Occupy protesters near a High School?” Thankfully, that take on events is now obsolete — but an interesting story lies behind it.
Disclosure: both I and my Esteemed Publisher Vern Nelson are involved with the Occupy Orange County movement and have been involved to various extents with the events of this story, primarily as liaisons with the city government. (We’re also role models, of course. We accept that burden.) I’m a Civic Liaison, meaning that I negotiate as needed with the city government, police departments, and the like — and as I’ve been doing this the longest and am now being solicited by AARP, I think that I’ll now decree myself the Senior Civic Liaison!
When last I wrote about Occupy Orange County a week ago, the encampment that had moved from Irvine to Fullerton was preparing to leave its second home. It spent until last Wednesday morning in the Brea Dam campsite, with an advance group already dispatched to the third municipal target — Huntington Beach. If you’re already familiar with the background and just want the news, go ahead and jump to the third subtitle.