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Bustamante Keeps $1.5 Million Gentrification Plan Alive

Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante continues to push for the city of Santa Ana to purchase a property in the French Park neighborhood at a cost to the taxpayers of $1,500,000 in an effort to appease one of his supporters.  Bustamante, who was recently appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California Fair Employment and…

The “Monster” Slides Still Threaten the Canyons

It happened in just a few seconds; a massive ball of slimy mud, branches and rocks, hurtling down the canyon; leaving one Silverado Canyon resident without even enough time to be scared. “I’ve seen the monster,” said Realtor Mary Schreiber, describing a debris flow that struck near her home after rains followed wildfire in early…

Join the Obama Campaign for Their OC Office Grand Opening!

Hey, everyone! I just got some good news from our friends at Orange County for Obama. Fresh off Barack Obama’s Iowa victory and astonishing New Hampshire success, Team Obama is ready to invest more in California. Apparently, it looks like they’re ready to open an Orange County office in advance of our February 5 primary!…

Ad Hoc Committee Will Work

Item 85A. on tonights agenda of the Santa Ana City Council creates an ad hoc committee of the council which will explore changes to the current meeting structure and take a closer look at the issue of televising and webcasting the two monthly city council meetings.  The committee will include Sal Tinajero, Vince Sarmiento and Claudia…

Nguyen’s Staff, and the budget shell game

I have written a few times on the matter of Janet Nguyen and her problems living as a fiscal conservative, but this is getting downright fishy. Last month, December 11, 2007 to be precise, Orange County Board of Supervisor’s Chairman Chris Norby raised an issue in his Board Member comments regarding the practice of tapping…

Sheriff Carona vs Federal Justice System

I wrote last week that Sheriff Mike Carona is returning from his self-imposed leave of absence to active duty on Monday, January 7, 2008. There have been a variety of opinions from the talking bloggers (excluding John Fleischman and the Flash Report) regarding Sheriff Carona’s indictment and almost none about how long he will be…