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Ware Disposal Case Referred To City Attorney’s Office

The case against Ware Disposal has been referred to Santa Ana City Attorney Joseph “Fletch” Fletcher’s office by city code enforcement officials.  As I reported while at the Orange Juice, properties owned by Judy Ware and Ware Disposal in the Logan Neighborhood of Santa Ana are fraught with code violations.  Ware has a record of safety violations…

What Do YOU Think Is Wrong With Our Immigration Policies?

Check out this latest entry in The Register’s series on crime and immigration. Investigative reporter Noberto Santana shot a video of what happens to immigrant criminals deported to Tijuana. While some of them find ways to return across the border, others fall back into crime as they desperately try to survive without a home or…

Trolley Cars For Santa Ana?

With all the talk surrounding Santa Ana’s “Renaissance Plan” one of the issues that is brought up time and again is transportation and in particular a street car system to and from the Santa Ana Transportation Center.  It seems as though everyone has an opinion on the subject and one thing is certain, people just…

Street Watch: Saved by the bell!

It is ironic, with all the discussion regarding “Alarm Bells” and Chriss Street’s investment decisions, that in the middle of discussion on a motion on the topic, someone pulled the fire alarm.  I’ll have more once the vote is done. UPDATE: The financial wizards on th Board (everyone other than the only expert on the…

Street’s Investment Authority, Decision Today!

The Board of Supervisors will decide the fate of Treasurer Tax Collector Chriss Street’s investment powers at their meeting this morning.  To view the live video feed Click Here. Also, Peggy Lowe reports over on the Total Buzz Blog that the District Attorney’s office dropped a few subpoenas around county government yesterday. This is all…

Janet Nguyen’s Staff Infection

There’s an infection festering over on the fifth floor of the Hall of Administration. It began with a quip from Board Chairman Norby last Tuesday about an unnamed Supervisor using Health Care Agency (HCA) funds to pay for office personnel.  The infection of the hubris bacteria started to grow when it was revealed that Supervisor Nguyen…

What Do YOU Think About Costa Mesa’s Immigration Controversy?

“It’s fracturing the community,” said Jean Forbath, a social activist who founded the Costa Mesa charity Share Our Selves. “The future of Costa Mesa and Orange County and all America is to accept each other. This program does not create communities.” Have you seen this in today’s OC Register? They’re beginning a series on how…