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Santa Ana’s Selective Disclosure Forms

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Back in October, Santa Ana Planning Commissioner Phil Bacerra was in the blogsphere a lot about his “refusal” to provide retroactive disclosure forms for any meetings he may have had with people who had business before the City of Santa Ana’s Planning Commission.  We’ve documented before, it’s likely that applying a policy retroactively was an…

Garden Grove Mayoral Recount Ends

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Garden Grove Mayor Bruce Broadwater has ended the recount in the City of Garden Grove mayoral contest. The recount began this morning and ended this evening following a full day of manually recounting ballots. Mr. Broadwater made the original request following the certification of the election.

OCDA Releases Report on Robert Moreno/Anaheim PD Shooting

Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring at a City Council meeting in 2013. (Photo by: Adam Elmahrek)

The Orange County District Attorney’s office has released its investigative report in the Anaheim Police Department’s Officer-involved shooting death of Robert Moreno Jr, known as “Lil Clumsy.”  The DA’s report concludes the shooting was justified. The report can be read at this link, and the case sparked considerable outrage because of comments made by Anaheim…

Sunday Opinion: The Fake War On Your Religious Holidays

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I am an atheist that celebrates Christmas. Get over it. Like most American atheists, I grew up in a religious household celebrating religious holidays and Christmas means more than just a celebration of the birth of Christ. It’s also a day about family meals, visits with all the quirky relatives, drinking eggnog until I’m sick…

Obama Takes on The Politics of Immigration Reform

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Yesterday, President Barack Obama took his case for immigration reform directly to the American people. Unfortunately, Many Americans probably didn’t even notice. All three major television networks indicated that they were not interested in interrupting their prime-time schedules for a Presidential address on immigration. While this is reality runs counter to the misperception that there is a “liberal bias” in the media, it is also a symptom of the growing apathy of the American public towards politics and government in general. Using the apathy of voters towards this November’s election as a measure, the networks decisions are understandable.