Friday, April 27, 2012

Special Event - Monday April 30


Community Forums - Hear the Candidates

There are several upcoming forums being presented by community, business, and political groups that will allow you to hear from the candidates in the Fullerton Recall Election.

May 2, 6PM-8PM

Atlas PAC hosts a forum for their endorsed candidates (including yours truly) Scott's Restaurant & Bar
3300 Bristol Ave. Costa Mesa ($15 for members, $20 for non-members, $4 valet)

May 7, 6PM-8:30PM

Neighbors United for Fullerton is hosting a meet-n-greet at Fullerton's Main Branch Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave. (free)

May 10, 6PM-8:30PM

The League of Women Voters  is hosting a forum at Fullerton's Main Branch Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave. (free)

May 14, 6:30

The Fullerton Chamber of Commerce is hosting a forum at Fullerton's Main Branch Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave. (free)


There may be other events, both private and public, yet to be scheduled.  Subscribe to this site to receive updates.  

Also, if you would like to host an event, please contact me at GregSebourn@yahoo.com or at (714) 292-5914.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Atlas Political Action Committee Endorses Sebourn


Contact:  Allen Wilson                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tel.: (909) 859-9047

Atlas PAC Gives Strong Support for Greg Sebourn for Fullerton City Council’s Recall Election to Replace Don Bankhead

April 23, 2012
FULLERTON –Atlas PAC proudly announced its endorsement of Greg Sebourn for Fullerton City Council’s Recall Election to replace Don Bankhead.  Sebourn, an avid and proven tax fighter, is a small business owner that understands the sacrifices made by today’s small business owners striving to stay afloat in the midst of the recession.

“I am proud to have the support of the men and women of Atlas PAC,” said Sebourn “Atlas PAC represents good governance by the People and for the People.  Few organizations have such a pure mission and clear message.”

Atlas is a politically based membership organization made up of business, political, and community professionals who share a passion for free enterprise, limited government, reduced government regulatory burdens, low taxation, and individual liberty.Atlas furthers its ideals by funding candidates and causes who aggressively advocate the values of Atlas.

Since 2011, Sebourn has spearheaded a movement to repeal the City of Fullerton “in-lieu franchise fee” which the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has characterized as illegal.  Those efforts placed enormous pressure on current council members to vote to end the transferring of funds.

“The City is still over charging ratepayers by 10%.  That has to end and we must assess how to return the illegally collected funds back to the ratepayers,” said Sebourn.  “Every day that passes, the City collects 10% too much!  I want to know where every penny comes from and where it goes.  I want a complete accounting of City Hall.  The citizens deserve to know where their money has been spent.  Obviously, it has not gone to improving roads.”

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More information about Greg can be found on the campaign website at www.gregsebourn.com.  Also, Greg can be followed over at Twitter @GregSebourn.

Calling All Republicans!

You are cordially invited to a Fullerton City Council Candidates Forum on Thursday, April 26th


Invite your friends and family and join us for a Fullerton City Council Candidates Forum. 
All Republican candidates were invited. Come hear where they stand  on the issues. 
Have your questions answered in a relaxed environment.

Thursday, April 26th 
Sizzler Family Restaurant  
(dinner 6:15 pm- 7:00 pm. Program  7 pm-8:30 pm)
1401 N. Harbor Blvd. (Harbor/Brea Blvds)
Fullerton CA 92835

email zonya3townsend@aol.com for further information
CRA Fullerton






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My Grandma - A Eulogy

LET'S TALK ABOUT 1914 FOR A MOMENT.



FOR STARTERS, GRANDMA WAS BORN TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1914 IN HER FAMILY'S ATWOOD RANCH HOUSE.



IT IS WORTH NOTING THOSE ALSO BORN IN 1914:

JACK LALANNE

JOE DIMAGGIO

DANNY THOMAS



AND WHO DIED IN 1914:

JOHN MUIR, THE FAMOUS NATURALIST FOR WHICH NUMEROUS ROADS, PARKS, HOTELS, AND NATURE RESERVES ARE NAMED.



IT IS ALSO WORTH NOTING THAT IN 1914 WOODROW WILSON SIGNS MOTHER'S DAY PROCLAMATION AND BABE RUTH MAKES HIS MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT WITH THE RED SOX. MOTHER'S DAY AND BASEBALL- TWO OF MY FAVORITES!! (PERHAPS HER NICKNAME "BABE" CAME FROM BABE RUTH???)



GRANDMA WAS BORN INTO A PERIOD OF TIME FILLED WITH TURMOIL. IN JUNE OF 1914 ARCHDUKE FRANZS FERDINAND WAS ASSASSINATED. WITHIN ONE MONTH WORLD WAR I RAGED ACROSS EUROPE. TWO DAYS AFTER HER BIRTH HOWEVER, GERMAN AND BRITISH TROOPS INTERRUPTED WWI TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS. (PERHAPS THEY PAUSE KNOWING THAT A GREAT WOMAN WAS BORNE) WORLD WAR I CONTINUED UNTIL THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES IN 1919.



ALTHOUGH SHE WAS ONLY 5 YEARS OLD, SHE SAW THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS CREATED AND THE 19TH AMENDMENT WAS APPROVED BY THE U.S. CONGRESS GUARANTEEING THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN TO VOTE.



SHE LIVED THROUGH MANY NOTABLE EVENTS. LIKE THE 1933 LONG BEACH EARTHQUAKE OR WHEN ATWOOD FLOODED ALONG WITH MOST OF ORANGE COUNTY IN 1938 AND THE FLOOD-WATERS CLAIMED MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE, 43 OF WHICH WERE FROM ATWOOD! ALL OF THIS DURING A TIME THAT WE READ ABOUT IN SCHOOL AND KNOWN AS "THE GREAT DEPRESSION". SOMEWHERE IN ALL OF THAT SHE FOUND THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, GRANDPA LEO, GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL, GOT MARRIED, AND HAD KIDS!



THEN THERE WAS WORLD WAR II. FROM PEARL HARBOR TO HIROSHIMA, GRANDMA WAS RAISING MY UNCLE BOB AND MOM ARLINE. WITH AIR-RAID SIRENS AND BLACKOUTS SHE WAS A WIFE AND MOTHER. WHAT A TIME TO RAISE CHILDREN! I BET GRANDMA'S PARENTS WERE ABEL TO TELL HER A THING OR TWO ABOUT RAISING KIDS IN WARTIME.



GRANDMA WAS THERE WHEN THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA HELD THEIR 3RD ANNUAL NATIONAL JAMBOREE IN 1953. SHE SAW AIRBASES OPEN IN '42 AND CLOSE IN '99. SHE WATCHED WALTER KNOTT START UP HIS BERRY FARM AND WALT DISNEY TURN ORANGE GROVES AND STRAWBERRY PATCHES INTO DISNEYLAND!



SHE SAW THE HORSE AND CARRIAGE FADE AWAY INTO HISTORY AND SPACE TRAVEL EXPLODE BEFORE HER WITH THE FIRST LUNAR LANDING. JUST IMAGINE HOW MUCH TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED OVER THE LAST 100 YEARS. FROM TUBE RECTIFIERS TO SUPERCONDUCTORS; FROM TRANS-ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH CABLES TO SATELLITE TV.



SHE SAW MORE IN HER 93 YEARS THAN MOST OF US WILL EVER READ ABOUT, LET ALONE LIVE THROUGH!



OF THOSE 93 YEARS IT IS MY HONOR TO HAVE BEEN HER GRANDSON FOR 35 OF THEM. SHE WAS MY MOTHER WHEN MOM HAD TO WORK. SHE WIPED MY NOSE AND PUT FOOD IN MY MOUTH. SHE LET ME PLAY WITH GRANDPA EVEN THOUGH SHE NEEDED HIM TO TAKE HER TO THE STORE. SHE WAS MY GRANDMA AND I WILL MISS HER IMMENSELY.



JUST LOOK AROUND THIS ROOM; SHE DID THIS. SHE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING SO MANY GOOD PEOPLE INTO THIS WORLD AND TOGETHER TODAY. THIS IS HER LEGACY.



A Dedication To My Loving Wife, Stacey. Thank you for all you do for me!

Brad Paisley - I Thought I Loved You Then


I remember trying not to stare the night that I first met you
You had me mesmerized
3 weeks later in the front porch light taking 45 min to kiss you goodnight
I hadn’t told you yet but I thought I loved you then

Chorus
Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Like a river meets the sea
Stronger than it’s ever been
We’ve come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then.

I remember taking you back to right where I first met you
You were so surprised
There were people around
But I didn’t care I got down on one knee right there
And once again I thought I loved you then

Chorus
Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Like a river meets the sea
Stronger than it’s ever been
We’ve come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then.

I can just see you with a baby on the way
I can just see you when your hair is turning gray
What I can’t see is how I’m ever gonna love you more
But I’ve said that before.

Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Well look back some day at this moment that we’re in
And I'll look at you and say I thought I loved you then
And I thought I loved you then...

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