Tag Archive for Harassment

Tahilramani interview peels back the onion smell of a “Culture of Harassment” in County administration

Former county HR manager Kathleen Tahilramani. (Photo by: Nick Gerda/Voice of OC)

The lawsuit by former OC Waste and Recycling Human Resources manager Kathleen Tahilramani was brought to light in a Voice of OC story in September 2012. In her suit Tahilramani alleged improper conduct by County CEO Mike Giancola, the then director of OC Waste and Recycling, claiming harassment and retaliation because Tahilramani reported allegation of improper conduct to Central Human Resources.

Remembering Stonewall? Seven arrested in Texas gay bar ‘raid’

Men charged with ‘public intoxication’ on Stonewall’s 40th anniversary By LOU CHIBBARO JR, Washington Blade:  Seven customers were arrested for public intoxication at a Fort Worth, Texas, gay bar shortly after midnight Sunday. Angry gay activists said the incident mimicked the famous police raid on the Stonewall Inn gay bar in New York’s Greenwich Village…

Bustamante: Still Lying, Still Denying

Santa Ana City Councilmember and Director of Administration for OC Public Works Carlos “Busty” Bustamante resigned from two state commission appointments in the wake of his comments last month regarding the appointment of Sandra Hutchens as Orange County Sheriff. “Busty” had stated to Red County Blogger (Jubal) Matt Cunningham and LATimes reporter Christian Berthelsen; “I…

Uncle Tom’s Woodshed?

Ever since I found out about Carlos “Busty” Bustmante’s sexist comment regarding the appointment of Sandra Hutchns as Orange County Sheriff I’ve been waiting for “Busty” to be taken to the woodshed for his conduct. I have been calling for the County of Orange Executive Office to do something other than slap “Busty” with an…

HB Settles Gay Police Officer Harassment Case

This story fro the Orange County Register caught my eye this morning. Huntington Beach officer to receive up to $2.15 million Settlement ends case in which officer alleged peers repeatedly harassed him, placed a gay escort ad in his locker and suggested he was infected with HIV. By RACHANEE SRISAVASDI The Orange County Register Huntington…

OC CEO Mauk condones Bustamantes’ sexist remarks!

On June 19th I wrote about the response from the Orange County CEO’s PR person regarding Carlos Bustamantes’ now notorious comment to Red County Blogger Matt Cunningham/Jubal and LATimes reporter Christian Berthelsen regarding the appointment of Sandra Hutchens as Sheriff over Santa Ana PD Chief Paul Walters. They responded that they could not comment on…