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Santa Ana’s Selective Disclosure Forms

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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

Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring at a City Council meeting in 2013. (Photo by: Adam Elmahrek)

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

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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

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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

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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…

Broadcom signs a deal to move to Great Park

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This move is not exactly a surprise, but you have to wonder if Emile Haddad is starting to hone in on Don Bren’s customers.  Broadcom, the giant semi-conductor provider that makes chips found in a number of personal electronic devices to high end enterprise computing networks last week announced a deal to locate their Irvine…

Will Register Brass be Delivering Your Sunday Paper?

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Hat tip to Jim Romensko’s excellent newspaper blog, the Orange County Register is now asking newsroom employees to help deliver Sunday papers in exchange for a $150 Visa Gift Card.  This is on the heels of asking newsroom staff to man the phones for customer service calls, likely from angry subscribers still wondering where their…