Claudio Gallegos

Local progressive activist in Orange County for the last 15 years.

2008 SAUSD Election: An Analysis Part 1

2008 was the first time there was an open seat on the school board, where at least one incumbent was not seeking re-election since 1998. Longtime board member and comic relief Rosemarie Avila was finally retiring to take on Loretta Sanchez in a quixotic run for Congress. Immediately, people began speculating, who will be “the…

Same Old Song At SAUSD

    Last year when the citizens of the SAUSD were sold Measure G, they were told that this would not be the boondoggle that Measure C was. They were told that this time the money would be responsibly spent. They said they had to do this now because there was matching funds from the…

Gavin Newsom’s Policies Already Being Implemented

He has not even gotten the Democratic nomination and already Gavin Newsom’s policies and ideas are being implemented statewide. Imagine my suprise when I get a message from Santa Ana Mayor Pulido announcing a program he is  coordinating with Governor Schwarzenegger to bring a banking program to Santa Ana that began in San Francisco. In…

Cordoba Does Not Deserve Santa Ana City Contract!

Imagine this scenario for a minute. The NBA finally announces that Orange County is finally getting that long awaiting expansion team. The team is set up, but there is space for one more player to be the team leader. The fix is then put in for the owner’s nephew who plays in the Development League…

Sierra Club Opposes 57 Freeway Extension

Some good news came on the much derided proposal to extend the 57 Freeway down the middle of the Santa Ana River to either the 405 or PCH, depending on which proposal is presented at the time. State Senator Lou Correa has long been a champion of trying to stop this boondoggle, one of the…

Santa Ana City Council to Vote on Station District

In reaction to the OC Register’s investigative reporting on the redevelopment debacle east of Downtown Santa Ana, the City Council has come back with a supposed plan to develop the blight they created. You can read the article HERE. The powers that be at the Santa Ana City Hall went in and bought up several…