Matt Cunningham’s recent posting of a staged picture of a mutilated teddy bear, which clearly mocked the mourning rituals of Latino families and community members for their loved ones, is an example of how sometimes political rhetoric can get out of hand and cause unintended consequences.
The Voice of OC’s Adam Elmahrek is probably the most despised reporters covering the Santa Ana political beat. Elmahrek has revealed that recent allegations of secret and unreported political contributions to the effort by former Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez to seek a fourth term on the Santa Ana City Council.
Thursday evening the delegates of the Orange County Labor Federation approved the selection of Julio Perez to be the next Executive Director of federation of Orange County labor organizations. Perez pledged to continue the work and leadership of his predecessor Tefere Gebre in fighting for the rights of working men and women in Orange County
Yesterday former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona lost another appeal related to his January 2009 felony conviction on one count of witness tampering. A three judges hearing the appeal denied Carona’s request saying that the judge did not make an error in his sentencing decision. The court said, “The sentence imposed was not substantively unreasonable.”