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A press release from the OC District Attorney’s office of note: SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Finance Services Manager for the City of Placentia (Placentia) was arrested last night for embezzling $4.3 million from the city. Michael Minh Nguyen, 34, Irvine, is charged with 17 felony counts of misappropriation of public funds with sentencing enhancements…

Someone Jerry Brown needs to pardon


On Christmas Eve, word came down that California Governor Jerry Brown had pardoned actor Robert Downey Jr. for past drug offenses committed in the late 1990s.  It remains a Christmas eve ritual of the governor who also pardoned about 90 people mostly for minor infractions for drugs, robbery and burglary.  Next Christmas, if not sooner,…

Candidate Urges Voters to “Join Gang for a Better Irvine”

Join Gang for a Better Irvine?

Iyad Afalqa, who leads the Irvine Democratic Club, posted this sign from Republican Mayor Candidate gang Chen on Facebook this afternoon and I did a double take.  It’s obvious someone needs a political consultant. Gang Chen is the Chinese-American candidate with a mayoral platform that doesn’t seem to understand or distinguish the duties of Mayor from…

Karen Schatzle gets Anaheim Police Association Endorsement for Superior Court Judge

Karen Schatzle

The Anaheim Police Association (APA) announced their endorsement of Karen Schatzle’s campaign for Superior Court Judge today. Incorporated in 1967, the APA is the only recognized bargaining unit for the 360 men and women serving as police officers in Orange County’s largest city.   “Karen Schatzle’s strong support of the men and women in law enforcement…

Voters will decide on Orange County’s Ethics Commission

Local political watchdog Shirley Grindle addresses county supervisors in July. (Photo by: Nick Gerda/Voice of OC)

Editors note: we reached out to Shirley Grindle, OC’s political watchdog, for her thoughts on the proposed Ethics Commission ballot measure for next June; she offered her thoughts below:   For the past 10 years, I have made several attempts to convince the County Board of Supervisors to establish what is commonly referred to as…

OC’s State Elected Republicans Against Transparency of an Audit of the Great Park Non-Audit


OC’s elected Republicans are very good at two things — calling for transparency and then protecting other Republicans from anything that reveals true transparency. The Voice of OC offers this post featuring a letter from all of Orange County’s Republican State Senators and State Assembly elected urging Assemblyman Mike Gibson, who chairs the Joint Legislative…