Tag Archive for Carlos Bustamante

Is Michelle Martinez Buying Positive Blog Coverage?

We’ve spent the past few days reviewing the financial reports of various candidates for office throughout Orange County.  And something on Michelle Martinez, an unopposed candidate for re-election for Santa Ana City Council, jumped out at us.  Michelle paid $385 to Pedroza and Associates for “campaign consulting.”  This is interesting because Pedroza and Associates, run…

Santa Ana Council Special Closed Session Meeting – Yep they screwed up again with Brown Act Violation

Mayor Miguel Pulido called a Special Meeting of the Santa Ana City Council for Monday evening at 5 pm. The meeting started late, a little after 5:30 pm. While Mayor Pulido was in the building (at least five of us shook his hand at around 5 pm), he was no where in the conference room. I did look under the table just to be sure he wasn’t hiding. Also missing were Councilmembers Martinez and Mayor Pro Tem Alvarez.

Santa Ana Council Video: We’re not the City of Bell

This is a heavily edited video of Santa Ana City Council member comments made at their September 7th meeting. It was this meeting where members Martinez and Tinajero voted improperly on a resolution to lower, and suspend for a year, soccer permit fees paid by adult leagues. Martinez and Tinajero each accepted $500 from a for-profit league that benefits from that reduction creating a conflict of interest making them unable to vote on the matter.

Benavides Fundraiser a Success

Santa Ana Councilman David Benavides’s fundraiser last night was a success; more than 50 people attended the two hour event and the crowd reflected Santa Ana’s cultural and political diversity. The event featured neighborgood association leaders, school board members, and even Council member Carlos Bustamante (and a number of those in attendance asked for updates…

Bustamante Comes Clean

I think the last time Carlos Bustamante talked with a blogger was when he dropped his now infamous “water-bra” joke on Red County’s Matt Cunningham and former LATimes reporter Christian Berthelsen in the Hall of Administration. Well Carlos had something to say the other day so I joined other local bloggers for a brief meeting…

Pedroza and Mill, simply malicious opportunists

I know that sometimes it is better to ignore the crazy B.S. that comes out of Art Pedroza (failed City Council Candidate) and Sean Mill (Santa Ana Planning Commissioner) over on the OrangeJuiceBlog but Sometimes it isn’t. I have been trying, now unsuccessfully, to ignore their antics for the last week since Mill reposted a photo of Aloha holding up…

Art Pedroza’s Lowest Blows

Santa Ana Ward 3 council candidate Art Pedroza is perhaps best known for his Orange Juice blog, and while I’m loathe to send him any traffic, this post should tell Santa Ana voters all they need to know of the charatcer of a man seeking to represent them in higher office. In short, he’s not…