Tag Archive for Michelle Martinez

The Official City of Santa Ana Statement on Chivas USA

  Interim city manager Paul Walters issued a statement today that seeks to resolve some of the speculation of the city’s efforts to woo Chivas USA to Santa Ana.  The statement is: “The City of Santa Ana has had very preliminary and informal discussions with Chivas USA, a Major League Soccer team currently playing at…

An EPIC Failure or Success?

EPIC, the Early Prevention and Intervention Commission, which was an initiative to curb gang violence in Santa Ana through preventative measures, is an effort that’s been on hold for the past two years due to the city’s budget issues.  EPIC has recently come under fire as a failure by the New Santa Ana blog.  However,…

So Which Santa Ana City Council Member will Challenge Janet Nguyen for Supervisor

Claudia Alvarez - Photo: Chris Prevatt/LiberalOC

A tipster tells us that one member of the Santa Ana City Council is likely to challenge Janet Nguyen in 2012 for the First District supervisor’s race. With councilmember Vince Sarmiento being touted as the candidate likely to run for Rep. Jose Solorio’s Assembly seat, we’ve narrowed it down to Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez, Councilman Sal Tinajero or Councilwoman Michelle Martinez.

The Scariest Bloggers in the OC-2010 edition

  It’s Halloween, so for our annual Trick or Treat, we present our picks for the scariest bloggers in the OC blogsphere with tongue firmly planted in cheek.  Let us know if there’s anyone we missed. Bloggers 10.  Claudio Gallegos, The LiberalOC — from disrupting the NUFF forum to insisting that if he saw Miguel…

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…

Iglesias and Tinajero endorse Art Pedroza for SAUSD Trustee

It seems that Congressional candidate Cecilia Iglesias, and Santa Ana City Councilman Sal Tinajero have a few things in common. Both of them have endorsed Art Pedroza for Santa Ana Unified School District Trustee and both of them are parents of 7 to 8 year-old male children. Art Pedroza thinks that men having sex with young boys is funny. He finds the topic so humorous that he linked unsuspecting visitors to his Orange Juice Blog to the main page of the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA).

Confessions of a Business License Fee Scofflaw

Earlier this week, our friends at the Orange Juice raked me through the coals by painting me as operating a business in Santa Ana without holding a business license.  And, that’s true.  I didn’t have a license for my office in Santa Ana.  It was an office I kept and used sparingly.  I guess I…