Coastkeeper: Don’t Let Our Coastline Fall Victim to Politics and Corporate Greed

Garry Brown writes that the California Coastal Commission Executive Director Dr. Charles Lester stands in the way of a number of highly lucrative coastal development projects, warning that corporate interests are trying to seize control of the commission and thus control of California's coast. Brown argues that only the public can stop them.

Orange County Coastkeeper Joins Fight to Keep California Coastline Undeveloped

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. MEDIA ALERT
February 5, 2016
Contact: Lauren Zerweck, lauren@gomixte.com, 619-315-1905
Orange County Coastkeeper Joins Fight to Keep California Coastline Undeveloped

Coastkeeper’s executive director available to comment on Coastal Commission’s possibly destructive change in leadership
WHAT: A behind-the-scenes effort to fire the Coastal Commission’s Executive Director Dr. Charles Lester will culminate in a public hearing to discuss his possible termination. Orange County Coastkeeper, along with advocates statewide, know that Dr. Lester’s leadership is an important piece of ensuring that our coastline does not turn into the west coast Miami Beach.

Trichloroethylene Detected in Indoor Air Samples at Santa Ana Site

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. Trichloroethylene Detected in Indoor Air Samples at Santa Ana Site
(Santa Ana) – Information provided by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) indicates that several chemicals have been detected in soil, groundwater and in air at 1224 E. Pomona St. in the City of Santa Ana.

Former Treasurer for Youth Soccer Club Organization Convicted of Embezzling and Laundering Over $174,000

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
PRESS RELEASE
TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Case #16NF0293
Date: February 5, 2016
FORMER TREASURER FOR YOUTH SOCCER CLUB ORGANIZATION CONVICTED OF EMBEZZLING AND LAUNDERING OVER $174,000
FULLERTON, Calif. – A former treasurer for a youth soccer club organization was convicted and sentenced today for embezzling and laundering over $174,000 from the organization.

Man Convicted of Illegally Reimbursing Campaign Contributors Over $13,000

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
PRESS RELEASE
TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Case # 15CM11398
Date: February 5, 2016
MAN CONVICTED OF ILLEGALLY REIMBURSING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTORS OVER $13,000
SANTA ANA, Calif. - A man was convicted and sentenced today for illegally reimbursing contributors for Janet Nguyen's 2012 Orange County Board of Supervisors election campaign.

Grindle: Local Candidates Need to Respect Campaign Finance Rules

OC Campaign Finance Watchdog Shirley Grindle argues that local candidates for office - such as in this week's North Orange County Community College District - need to respect campaign finance rules, noting that some candidates are failing to disclosure contributions.

Santiago Canyon College to Hold Lorenzo A. Ramirez Sculpture Installation Ceremony on February 11

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. For Immediate Release
February 4, 2016
Contact:  Judy Iannaccone                                                                           Director, Public Affairs                                                                         Phone:     (714) 480-7503E-mail:   iannaccone_judy@rsccd.edu
Santiago Canyon College to Hold Lorenzo A. Ramirez Sculpture Installation Ceremony on February 11
(Orange, CA)— Santiago Canyon College (SCC) will host a sculpture installation and naming ceremony for the Lorenzo A. Ramirez Library on the campus, Thursday, February 11, 2016. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. in Strenger Plaza, in front of the library.

OUSD Board Member Wayland Endorses Andrea Yamasaki for Vacant Trustee Area One Seat

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 5, 2016
Contact: ANDREA YAMASAKI
yamasaki4ousdschools@gmail.com
OUSD BOARD MEMBER WAYLAND ENDORSES ANDREA YAMASAKI FOR VACANT TRUSTEE AREA ONE SEAT TO BE FILLED BY VOTERS IN MARCH 1ST 2016 ALL MAIL SPECIAL ELECTION
ORANGE — Though he didn’t vote to appoint Community Volunteer Andrea Yamasaki to a vacated school board seat last September, an Orange Unified School District (OUSD) Board of Trustees Member is now endorsing her and urging voters to join him in voting for her in the upcoming All Mail Special Election to be held March 1, 2016 to fill that seat. Trustee Area 6 incumbent Mark Wayland said that he regrets his vote to provisionally appoint Greg Salas to the vacant OUSD Trustee Area One seat – an appointment terminated just 38 days later through a petition drive that gathered more than 3,600 signatures from outraged OUSD voters to force the Special Election.

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