Tag Archive for Miguel Pulido

Thoughts on 10 Years

Claudio-Gallegos-Alberto-Torrico[1]

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…

The Cancer in the DPOC – Stage 2

Greg Diamond with his mouth open

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

District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and Mayor Pulido sit together at the mayor's table at the state of the city address. (Photo by: Adam Elmahrek/Voice of OC).

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

Sean H. Mill

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…