Tag Archive for Voice of OC

Galloway issues Statement on Anaheim City Employees Contract

Voice of OC reporter Adam Elmahrek published this story about “generous” contracts provided to Anaheim city employees last month which promised the city’s general employees union with no layoffs, no outsourcing of city services, a stop to furloughs, and a lump sum payment of $2,200 to every employee who took furlough days as the city worked through…

Ballot Initiative in Anaheim Nearing Signature Target

TheLiberalOC has learned that organizers of a petition drive to halt a $158 million giveaway to two hotels in Anaheim have overcome incredible odds and are close to achieving the necessary number of signatures to place an initative on the ballot in November.  Late last month, the group seeking to stop the giveaway was told…

Voice of OC Exposes Pay-to-Play Culture in Anaheim

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Adam Elmahrek has delivered an intriguing expose of the influence that former Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle still maintains in the city. In some cases discovered by Elmahrek, it appears that Pringle has danced precariously on the line that prohibited him from lobbying city officials within the year after he left his elected position.

It’s Accurate But It’s Not True”

I’m a sucker for movies about media and journalism.  Citizen Kane, The Philadephia Story, All The President’s Men, The Paper..all excellent flicks. In 1981, Paul Neuman and Sally Field starred in “Absence of Malice,” which did a decent job of teaching the public about what constitutes libel and defamation around a weak cloak and dagger…

Campaign Filings for 69th AD Have Juilo Perez in the Fundraising Lead

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Campaign reports filed yesterday in the 69th Assembly district race for the period between January 1st through March 17th give Labor activist Julio Perez a lead of about $17,633 in fundraising over his closest challenger. For the last filing period, Perez raised $68,070.84. His closest competitor, Santa Ana Council member Michele Martinez, raised $50,438.04 according to her report…

Campaign Watchdog Grindle Questions Martinez Contribution

Hat tip to the Voice of OC, as campaign finance watchdog Shirley Grindle has called into question a campaign donation made to Santa Ana Council member Michele Martinez’s Assembly campaign.  The contribution, from a vendor awarded a contract by the city of Santa Ana, came after Martinez voted to award the vendor a city contract. …