Tag Archive for Gangs

New Voice of OC Video Highlights Santa Ana’s Lack of Public Parks; Gang Presence

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3MdK4Pr3uQ&feature=youtu.be[/youtube] The Voice of OC has produced an excellent video that calls out Santa Ana as having the highest population density-to-lack of park space ratio in the United States.  And the story points out that even with the limited park space available, many residents fear the presence of gangs or must travel some distance to…

A Milestone and an Accomplishment In Silver Lake

This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of the Sunset Junction Street Fair. Why would this matter to Orange County? Well, I’m glad you asked and I’ll explain in a minute. First, some background. Silver Lake is the bohemian or, some say seedy (not true), part of eastern Hollywood. It’s where Sunset and Santa Monica Boulevards…

Santa Ana Considering Tough New Graffiti Ordinance

Tonight at 6:00pm in the Santa Ana Police Department Community Room, City Council and staff will review a proposed new ordinance designed to address the problem of graffiti in the city. The proposed ordinance would require restitution for property damage, assess a fine of up to $1,000 and require community service penalties, specifically cleaning up graffiti…

Michele Martinez Responds to Santa Ana Gang Arrests

Santa Ana- I want to make it clear that I will not tolerate gang violence regardless of who is involved.  The city has been complacent and lethargic in responding to gang activity.  I am driven to break this counterproductive culture.  I have advocated significant investment in community policing to help curtail gang violence.  By developing…

Chatter: Hutchens vs. Walters for Sheriff

Total Buzz is reporting that a vote on the appointment of Orange County’s next Sheriff will come up at this Tuesday’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting. OCBlog is reporting that Hunt supporters are backing Hutchens, because they think she would be easier for Hunt to beat in 2010. While each candidate had the support of four…

Hoa Tran’s Campaign Manager “Allegedly” Files Suit

Orange Juice Blog and Red County/OCBlog are reporting that Hoa Van Tran campaign manager Edgardo Reynoso has filed suit against two former staffers and “10″ Does for Defamation in an unlimited civil lawsuit. Well, he hasn’t actually filed shit as of (9:00 am today). The papers are unsigned by the attorney of record and have…

The Other Casualty at DPOC Last Night

Last night’s DPOC meeting was not a death knell for the party and nor was it a shining moment of leadership. The party’s decision to allow Hoa Van Tran to retain the party’s endorsement is not quite a victory for the campaign, but more of a stay of execution when the voters have their say…