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OCDA’s Investigation Clears OC Fairgrounds Sale Efforts

The Orange County District Attorney’s office has again cleared insiders who tried to sell the Orange County Fairgrounds during the state of California’s fiscal crisis more than five years ago.  This is the second such report the DA’s office has conducted in the past four years and because Michael Lubinski, a senior assistant DA well…

Santa Ana’s Selective Disclosure Forms

Back in October, Santa Ana Planning Commissioner Phil Bacerra was in the blogsphere a lot about his “refusal” to provide retroactive disclosure forms for any meetings he may have had with people who had business before the City of Santa Ana’s Planning Commission.  We’ve documented before, it’s likely that applying a policy retroactively was an…

OCDA Releases Report on Robert Moreno/Anaheim PD Shooting

The Orange County District Attorney’s office has released its investigative report in the Anaheim Police Department’s Officer-involved shooting death of Robert Moreno Jr, known as “Lil Clumsy.”  The DA’s report concludes the shooting was justified. The report can be read at this link, and the case sparked considerable outrage because of comments made by Anaheim…

The Case for Net Neutrality

President Obama has come out strongly for Net Neutrality since the midterm elections and if you’re not sure what Net Neutrality is, it’s Internet policy we have today.  Quite simply, it’s how the Internet has operated since it started. With Republicans in charge of both houses of Congress, there’s a strong move afoot by companies like…

Good Winners and Bad Winners

Years of coaching kid sports, for both boys and girls, is something I’ll always cherish.  I love winning as much as any coach does, but I’ve always found there are life lessons to be taught that hopefully carry over into young adulthood (and some of kids who played ball for me have graduated college already…

Daly will now drive Veteran’s Cemetery & Memorial

I had an interesting chat with a source close to the developers of the Great Park last week.  I referenced the communications between Irvine Planning Commissioner Anthony Kuo and the Chinese Immigrant community and whether or not the Veteran’s Cemetery and Memorial would still be on track now that Sharon Quirk-Silva will be leaving her…