Orange County – Local

Local Orange County Political News

Quirk-Silva Authors Law to Protect Veterans’ Health

  (SACRAMENTO) – Today, during Mental Health Awareness Week, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) announces that Assembly Bill 974 (AB 974) was signed into law, by Governor Jerry Brown. AB 974 will require all counties to submit an annual report to the legislature on Mental Health Services Act spending on clinical services provided to veterans.…

Hopes & Prayers for Gun Victims? OC’s GOP Congressional Delegation Voted to Allow Mentally Ill to Own Firearms

Another mass shooting in America and another round of “hopes and prayers” for the victims by elected officials who can actually do something about it. From Rep. Mimi Walters Facebook page, this:  Rep Mimi Walters · Yesterday at 4:50am · ‪Horrified and deeply saddened by the deadly shooting in Las Vegas. My heart and prayers…

Irvine’s Christina Shea Shows Where Her Priorities Lie; With Developers

The proposal to empower Irvine tax payers to directly influence ongoing development issues that the developer-beholden Irvine City Council majority seems to rubber stamp regularly is causing fear from those who will lose influence should Irvine for Responsible Growth’s ballot measure pass. The draft proposal hadn’t yet been cleared by the city clerk’s office and already there…

DHS will monitor Immigrant Social Media Feeds — for Naturalized Citizens and Legal Residents

A new rule in the federal register indicates that the Department of Homeland Security intends to keep a number of records on all immigrants, besides that which they already keep, most notably all social media handles.  Even those for Naturalized citizens and legal residents. From Engadget: However, the DHS is also adding new categories to official…