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Carlos Bustamante Sentenced

Councilman Carlos Bustamante Arrest at Santa Ana City Hall (Image from OC DA Video)

Former Santa Ana Council member and Republican Party prodigy Carlos Bustamante was sentenced to a year in jail today. Here’s the press release from the District Attorney’s office:   ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Case # 12CF1964 Date: January 22, 2016 FORMER SANTA ANA CITY COUNCILMAN AND…

OCDA’s Investigation Clears OC Fairgrounds Sale Efforts

Orange County Fairgrounds

The Orange County District Attorney’s office has again cleared insiders who tried to sell the Orange County Fairgrounds during the state of California’s fiscal crisis more than five years ago.  This is the second such report the DA’s office has conducted in the past four years and because Michael Lubinski, a senior assistant DA well…

Tinajero’s Squishy “Leadership”

Sal Tinajero

More than a month ago, Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Sal Tinajero told the Voice of OC that “he was worried that council would look like it is helping Pulido avoid criminal charges by not releasing the report” after the Santa Ana City Council voted 6-0 in executive session to issue an ultimatum for the…

Spoiler Alert on the OJ’s Paul Lucas Story

PaulLucas

After reading Parts I and II of Vern Nelson’s epic “Paul Lucas is Our Hero” series, I wasn’t sure if I was reading a political blog or watching a drama on the Hallmark Channel.  Nelson’s posts paint a story of good vs. evil, or right vs. wrong, of justice vs. injustice, and promises a happy…

Kelly Thomas Verdict: NOT Guilty

Kelly Thomas

The Fullerton police officers charged in the death of Kelly Thomas were found Not Guilty. There LA Times has the story here: Ex-Fullerton officers found not guilty in Kelly Thomas death Los Angeles Times | January 13, 2014 | 4:04 PM Two former Fullerton police officers were found not guilty in the killing of Kelly…