Tag Archive for Santa Ana

Carlos Bustamante Sentenced

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…

TheLiberalOC Files FPPC Complaint against Irvine’s Christina Shea

TheLiberalOC today filed a formal Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) complaint against Irvine City Council member Christina Shea based on her conflict of interest in serving KIA Motors a s government relations representative while also directing Irvine City Staff to expedite tasks requested by her client.  Requests by Shea to City staff were sent to…

Bustamante Convicted on Sex Charges

Former Santa Ana Council member and County of Orange manager Carols Bustamante has been convicted on several charges relating to sexual assault and grand theft of public funds.  Bustamante, a Republican, was once considered the OC GOP’s leading Latino elected official. from the OC Register: As part of a plea deal with prosecutors, Carlos Bustamante…

Register’s Chapter 11 should be no cause for Joy at OC Weekly

Most everyone enjoyed that extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning but OC Weekly editor-in-chief Gustavo Arellano put out this story at 5:17 AM with much glee under the standing column of OC Register Death Watch.  From the piece: “Yesterday, multiple, trustworthy sources who requested anonymity told me the Register’s parent company planned to file…

CD-46 Candidates: District Support Tells a Different Story

The candidates seeking to replace Loretta Sanchez in CD-46 held their first debate on Saturday after having released financial disclosure statements just before the weekend.  With spin abound, it’s a little hard to distinguish who raised what during the period, so we’ve broken it down and dug up these links that anyone can see. In…

California approves sweeping changes for Medical Marijuana Use

You might have missed this because it ran late Friday afternoon and appeared in Saturday’s edition of the LA Times, but Governor Jerry Brown has signed three bills that benefit California’s medical marijuana industry and provides a path forward for legalized recreational use of weed. From the story: Signing a trio of related bills Friday,…