Orange County – Local

Local Orange County Political News

Meltdown in Millville: The Lies and Hypocrisy of Sean Mill

Sean H. Mill

Usually, Santa Ana Planning Commission meetings are boring events.  Permits are debated and approved, commissioners wrap the meetings with non controversial commentary and the meeting is adjourned.  Except for last week’s meeting when acting chair Sean H. Mill used his time for commissioner communications to launch a series of comments that included bouts of paranoia,…

Tait’s Options for Paying his Aide

Mayor Tom Tait, Anaheim (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

At last week’s meeting, the Anaheim City Council spent a considerable amount of time and effort arguing over a $40,000 item — what Mayor Tom Tait wanted was the restoration of his staff budget to $100,000 from $60,000 presumably to pay his aid Mishal Montgomery more money for part-time work. Tait held up slides of…

VOC: More Troubles for Miguel Pulido

District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and Mayor Pulido sit together at the mayor's table at the state of the city address. (Photo by: Adam Elmahrek/Voice of OC).

In last November’s campaign for Mayor, surrogates for Miguel Pulido made a major campaign issue of a 30 second Facebook photo that his challenger, council member Roman Reyna, posed for photos with two old friends — one of whom allegedly had ties to a Latino gang.  The Santa Ana Police Officer’s Association suggested in mail…

Getting the Last Word in on Breast Cancer

breast cancer

I meant to post this much earlier, but Sunday’s Los Angeles Times carried one of the most powerful Op-Eds you’ll ever read.  Former Times staffer Laurie Becklund’s final piece about her breast cancer diagnosis that claimed her life on February 8.  Becklund built her reputation at the Times for her coverage of exposing Salvadoran death squads…