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OCYD announces endorsements for November elections

Lorri Galloway

This started as a post about how Dr. Jose Moreno scored the endorsement of the Orange County Young Democrats and then I caught myself and realized it would be unfair to the other great candidates who have been endorsed by OCYD (and we still have the best photo of Dr. Moreno of ANY blog out…

Santa Ana Cops Back Benavides for Mayor; Alderete for Ward 3

This press release just came in from the David Benavides for Mayor Campaign: Santa Ana Police Officers Back David Benavides for Mayor Cops on the Beat Call Benavides “the Responsible Choice” in Santa Ana Mayoral Race Santa Ana, CA– Saying he is the responsible choice to lead the City, the Santa Ana Police Officers Association…

Does Perez Have the Early Edge in AD-69?

Julio Perez

Labor leader Julio Perez and Santa Ana council member Michele Martinez are the only announced candidates for AD-69 (many political watchers expect OC Clerk-Recorder and former Anaheim Mayor Tom Daly to enter the race as well).  Perez held a fundraiser last week in Santa Ana at trendy and oh-so-gentrified Bistro 400 and Martinez has her…

Young Democrats Announce Endorsements

The Orange County Young Democrats yesterday voted to endorse local Democrats who are running for local office. At last night’s endorsement meeting in Orange, dozens of young Democrats and guests from around Orange County gathered to listen to local candidates and elected officials discuss their plans for the future in a speed dating endorsement meeting.…

New SAUSD Oriented Facebook Group

In response to recent OC Register articles regarding the failure of Santa Ana schools, two former SAUSD alumni have started a Facebook page aimed at gathering Facebook members who are either parents or alumni of SAUSD in order to organize and galvanize them to help bring change. The group is called Santa Ana “Education First” which was once the original motto of the City of Santa Ana.

Dissecting the SAUSD

Once again, the SAUSD seeks to sugar coat the problem, claiming they have begun to implement some of the changes demanded by state and federal mandates. Here are some of the options they have in order to get some stimulus money to fix these schools: replace the principal, rehire no more than 50 percent of the staff and change the instructional program; close and reopen as a charter school; close and reassign students to other higher-achieving schools in the district; or replace the principal, increase instructional time and make other changes. So what kind of drastic changes will they make.