Quacking Along on The OC Metroblog

I just got home, after surviving the wild that is Los Angeles (when will the Rapid Bus Drivers figure out that only so many people can fit on a bus), and I wanted to make a few announcements regarding the Metroblog:

Our current captain, Grant, is stepping down from his post. Grant was the first to start up the metroblog here in the OC working with Sean Bonner to make sure the site was specific to Orange County and not grouped into Los Angeles as some other blogs have done.

Grant laid all the groundwork and a few of us fellow bloggers continue to keep this site plugging along. I will be taking over the Captain duties from Grant and I hope to continue his work in the OC Blogosphere. While I do tend to make post of a political nature (it’s the whole “Soap Box” concept) I would like to have more coverage of local events, music, food, sport, etc. Orange County has the culture and the nightlife such as the Proof Bar in Santa Ana or early morning coffee at the Diedrich’s in Laguna Beach, to local bands (No Doubt being one of them) that have gotten their start here in The OC.

Politics on this site will still stay, in fact I would like to have both sides (possibly a third side?) represented on the site. I’ll continue to discuss the issues that matter with my political preference with the inclusion of others who bring polite discourse to county politics.

If you’ll looking to contribute ideas to the OC Metroblog, please use the suggest a story feature. If you are also willing to write and contribute to the blog you can drop me a line using the e-mail link on my personal site Mike’s Daily Lockup.

As for the part about “Quacking up” the Anaheim Mighty Ducks introduced their new name, logo, and jersey today. While I still hold my nose at the new logo (the webbed foot “D” needs to be sharper, more prominent) the colors of the jerseys are pretty cool. Orange, Black, and Bronze (Because too many teams use Gold or Silver ala the Kings). I’ll probably buy a new jersey, but I’ll save my thirty-five bucks on a hat.

2 Comments so far

  1. Dave Share (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2006 @ 7:00 pm

    I’m glad to hear you’ll be taking over! I always enjoy your posts. If I ever remember my login and password I’ll start posting again as well, however seeing that I’ve tried all I can remember to sign on that may not happen. (PS if you have that info, feel free to email me) :-) But yeah good to have you in charge!!!


  2. Mike Randall (unregistered) on June 24th, 2006 @ 12:15 am

    I’ll look it up and send you an e-mail ASAP.



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