Tag Archive for Miguel Pulido

Thoughts on 10 Years

Editor’s note: Former blogger Claudio Gallegos sent this column in on Tuesday, but it went to my Spam folder so I missed it.  Here it is. Wow! Has it been 10 years already? I only wrote for Liberal OC for a short time, a year and a half. But I am honored to have contributed…

Gang War Declared in Irvine; Chen Threatens Council with Recall

Irvine mayoral candidate Gang Chen, still upset about the Irvine City Council’s refusal to vote for the Veteran’s Cemetery and Memorial landswap that would enrich FivePoint by hundreds of millions of dollars, has written every member of the Irvine City Council — except Christina Shea — threatening to recall the four who didn’t back Shea’s…

The Cancer in the DPOC – Stage 2

It’s not often you get to read the political equivalent of a suicide note, but I was astonished to read this comment from serial Democratic candidate and OJ blogger Greg Diamond in a post on the Orange Juice blog from last week.  The comment was left on July 31, and my business trip really didn’t…

Santa Ana Council Member Michele Martinez Elected NALEO President

Michele Martinez

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) elected Santa Ana Councilmember Michele Martinez as its new President following the 32nd NALEO Annual Conference which took place this past weekend in Las Vegas. NALEO is the non-partisan leadership organization of the nation’s more than 6,000 Latino elected and appointed officials. Elected to serve…

VOC: More Troubles for Miguel Pulido

In last November’s campaign for Mayor, surrogates for Miguel Pulido made a major campaign issue of a 30 second Facebook photo that his challenger, council member Roman Reyna, posed for photos with two old friends — one of whom allegedly had ties to a Latino gang.  The Santa Ana Police Officer’s Association suggested in mail…

Santa Ana’s Sliding Scale on Disclosure Forms

The Santa Ana City Council takes great pains to paint itself as running a city government that’s open and transparent.  And the city, at it’s December 16 meeting, voted to not re-appoint Planning Commissioner Phil Bacerra on the grounds he hadn’t disclosed –in writing — all of his ex-parte communications that Bacerra had previously reported verbally…