Apr 27, 2007
Keith Stroud, The Capistrano Dispatch “The problem with writing a column that pokes fun at things that are happening in Your Town is that sometimes things are just rolling along so smoothly that there’s really little to belittle. I don’t know if it’s because the Your Town Unified School District has elected new Board Members, but all the shouting and screaming by people who had had their feelings hurt by decisions made by the School Board are suddenly quiet.”
Stroud is a former high school principal and an author and a columnist for The Capistrano Dispatch.
Jan 12, 2006
Keith Stroud, The Capistrano Dispatch “... after his defeat Kevin made a special point of attending a recent Friday morning coffee chat over at Metro Java ... where he very candidly accepted his defeat, answered all questions openly and honestly, and declared his political life at an end.”
Stroud is a columnist for The Capistrano Dispatch.
Kevin Murphy a gracious gladiator? Hardly. While other leaders say "thanks," Murphy quits and points fingers
Jan 12, 2006
Keith Stroud, The Capistrano Dispatch “He has the feeling that there were those within his battle group who were pulling in opposite directions, which led to the downfall of the movement.”
While the Recall Committee accepted Murphy's resignation and publicly announced that the people of South Orange County owed him a debt of gratitude for his role in the recall campaign, the best Murphy could do was blame other recall leaders for the failure of the recall campaign. Nice job Murphy ... that's leadership! Stroud, a columnist for The Capistrano Dispatch, called Murphy a "gracious gladiator" for his "honesty" and "candor," and even called him "honorable" for not mentioning the names of the recall leaders he was publicly smearing by innuendo -- the very kind of offensive conduct for which Stroud criticized other recall proponents in the same article. As a recall leader, Murphy had proven to be a toothless tiger, refusing to acknowledge or confront CUSD on issues of corruption to the delight of a school district sycophant like Stroud.