At the April 5, 2010 meeting of the Santa Ana City Council, Mayor Miguel Pulido missed the meetingand the gavel fell to Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez. Not only did Alvarez fail to folllow the Brown Act as it relates to public testimony, she also applied her rules arbitrarily on some speakers and not others.
John Leos spoke of how his father’s hard work as a cement mason made it possible for him live in a good neighborhood and attend fine Anaheim schools, which in turn nurtured his desire to serve his country and community. His unique perspective, being 4th generation American through his great-grandparents, and 1st generation through his parents, and his work and experience in resolving issues at the county level, gives him, he said, an appreciation of the need to work with both sides of the aisle to effectively resolve issues and avoid gridlock.
I recently sat down with my neighbors to talk about problems with school funding issues facing IUSD schools.Â IUSD is traditionally one of the best performing school districts in the state yet, due to the inaction of our Republican state and federal representatives, we remain among the lowest funded districts in the state and in…
Lost in Translation? While commenting at the April 5, 2010 City Council meeting on Mexican Independence Day celebrations Santa Ana City Councilwoman Alvarez remarked that the tragedy that befell our nation on September 11, 2001 was a “horrible Accident.”
Our Public School System is under attack, not just in Florida or San Diego but in Orange County as well. There are experiments happening all over the US to test exactly what the best means would be to destroy our public schools and right now, the easiest seems to be from the inside out.
Particular humorous is Dr. Steven Choi, as thin-skinned a Republican as they come, using a reference we gave him on this blog as “Dr. No” to hype his credentials for an assembly seat. How’s that new apartment in Woodbridge coming Dr. No? Any furniture in there that didn’t come from Costco?
In 2009, Ken Calvert spent $352,433.07 of your taxpayer dollars on mail from his Washington office. That places him 9th out of 435 members of Congress for highest amount of taxpayer dollars spent on Congressional mail, phone calls, voicemails, and emails.