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Santa Ana: Dueling Agenda Items on Monday Night

Santa Ana Councilman Carlos Bustamante

The first Santa Ana City Council meeting following the arrest of Councilman Carlos Bustamante on sexual assault charges, could be a long one. Sources say that Bustamante is expected to attend and participate in the entire meeting. Even though the Council will not be discussing Bustamante’s arrest, it is expected that residents will express their disapproval of Bustamante, including calls for him to resign.

Madrid/Alvarez Lawsuit: Premature Litigation?

Claudia Alvarez

I spent some time last night reviewing the lawsuit filed yesterday by Max Madrid against Santa Ana City Clerk Maria Huizar. Madrid’s suit asks the court to force the clerk to issue nomination papers to Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez so that she can seek a fourth term on the city council. Santa Ana voters approved an…

A Q&A with the City on the Madrid/Alvarez Lawsuit

TheLiberalOC conducted a brief interview with the City of Santa Ana’s Public Information Officer Jose Gonzalez and City Council member David Benavides early Tuesday regarding the Max Madrid lawsuit designed to provide a path to a fourth term for Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez. 1.            Does the city plan to defend itself against the lawsuit filed…

Tustin Unified Gets Ruling Against City of Tustin

The Tustin Unified School District and the City of Tustin are engaged in two lawsuits at the moment with the only winners sure to be the law firms fighting it out in court. We’re pleased to report that Tustin Unified has emerged victorious in one of the lawsuits (details to follow), not that there’s been…

Unfit for Office

We were hoping to never have to write about Art Pedroza ever again.  But his candidacy for a seat on the Orange County Board of Education (OC BoE) makes it necessary.  Readers know this blog won our second federal lawsuit against Mr. Pedroza in December 2011 for cybersquatting names associated with TheLiberalOC, some of our writers and…