Tag Archive for Santa Ana

Blind Faith – CA Budget Bill Makes Records Disclosure Voluntary

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The investigative reporting that exposed the government impropriety on the part of the officials of the City of Bell would not be possible if legislation passed as part of the state budget is signed into law. Because these laws place a mandated cost on to local entities, legislators and the governor, are trying to prevent local agencies from demanding reimbursement from the state for their compliance by making all of its provisions voluntary.

Where would you have them sleep?

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A recent OC Register Editorial asserts that the Homeless Persons Bill of Rights and Fairness Act is “misguided compassion towards the homeless.” To their horror the Bill would grant the homeless new rights in California, including sleeping on sidewalks.

Santa Ana: Chivas Deal is Dead

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Every so often, I’ll venture over to Santa Ana Sentinel, run by Santa Ana artist and part-time Santa Ana College instructor Omar Avalos who pens a blog about Chivas USA for Soccer Newsday. Recently, he’s noted increased marketing of the Los Angeles Galaxy in Santa Ana which he attributes to the city’s flirtations with Chivas…

Non Elected Government Officials Having a Bad Day

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The Voice of OC broke two stories yesterday that the County of Orange officially fired Alisa Drakodaidis, Orange County deputy CEO, yesterday and Jill Arthur, an assistant city manager for the City of Santa Ana , has been placed on leave pending an investigation into her alleged behavior following an automobile accident.