Orange County – Local

Local Orange Couty, California

A Must Read Post on Mental Illness

  This guest post was shared with me on Facebook.  In the wake of the killings of children in Connecticut, it’s insight into how a parent with a mentally ill child deals with daily life. I’ve excerpted a couple of paragraphs, but please click through and read the entire post. I live with a son…

Tinajero is Santa Ana’s New Mayor Pro Tem

Santa Ana Council member Sal Tinajero is the city’s new Mayor Pro Tem by a unanimous vote of the City Council at last night’s meeting.  This is the result of a deal hammered out last summer after both Tinajero and Council member David Benavides pulled papers to run for Mayor and Tinajero withdrew to join…

Battle for the Heart of DPOC Underway

As the crowd gathered for State Senator Lou Correa’s annual holiday reception in Santa Ana, a different kind of event was taking place.  Quiet lobbying for support to lead the Democratic Party of Orange County between Jeff LeTourneau and Henry Vandermeir.  It was fun to watch the two men and their suporters work the room,…