| September 20, 2011
New attention to medical issues in Orange County schools.
Grocery strike averted.
Sex scandal involving Santa Ana Councilman
Carlos Bustamante expands.
State Fair Political Practices Commission allows
Kinde Durkee clients to return to regular donors for campaign cash.
The latest in the
Irvine 11 case.
Julio Perez kicks off campaign for state Assembly. — THE EDITORS
| September 19, 2011
Needy veterans received help this weekend at Orange County’s first “
The roots of Santa Ana’s
budget mess can in large part be traced to deals politicians made with public safety unions in the 1990s.
Grocery strike could be
OC Register takes a deeper look at
public safety disability claims come under focus in upcoming City Council study session.
Costa Mesa requests for proposals make their way to council agenda.
slush funds for high school football continues, with renewed focus on San Clemente coach. — THE EDITORS
| September 16, 2011
Santa Ana Councilman
Carlos Bustamante placed on administrative leave following allegations of sexual harassment.
State Sen. Ted Lieu discusses how
Kinde Durkee didn’t deposit donations.
Loretta Sanchez introduces legislation to change Orange County pension benefits for public employees.
Irvine 11 nears end with closing arguments. — THE EDITORS
| September 15, 2011
Kinde Durkee’s alleged
massive embezzlement did more to the local Democratic Party than drain the campaign coffers of prominent office holders.
State Sen. Lou Correa’s potential
supervisor’s campaign may have been affected by alleged Durkee embezzlement.
San Juan Councilman Derek Reeve boasts at a public meeting that he named his dog “Muhammad.”
Anaheim residents upset over what they say are
broken promises about a new library and park renovations.
OC Register does Q&A with presidential candidate Michelle Bachman on immigration.
Metropolitan Water District pensions and 401Ks come under fire. — THE EDITORS
| September 14, 2011
approve hiring outside law firm to explore suing Sacramento over lost $48 million. OC Register’s take.
approves home development around the Great Park and experiences a rare break in the Democratic council majority.
CalAware targets Aliso Viejo’s ad-hoc committees.
Register reports that indicted Democratic treasurer Kinde Durkee’s clients
might face hurdles in recovering their money. Register also reports on state’s Board of Accountancy taking action against Durkee and allegations that she also robbed Irvine Mayor Suhkee Kang. — THE EDITORS
| September 13, 2011
outsources work to city building officials’ firm.
The list of victims of
Democratic treasurer Kinde Durkee expands to include Rep. Susan Davis of San Diego.
legacy of 9/11 includes lucrative pensions for police and firefighters. — THE EDITORS
| September 12, 2011
Those who bore witness to a recent City Council vote in Irvine saw a rarity — a member of the council’s Democratic majority
break ranks and vote with the Republicans on a key issue.
Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s campaign funds “
nearly wiped out” due to actions by prominent Democratic party treasurer now under federal indictment. More OC Register coverage here.
Legislative session in Sacramento ends without success for OC county officials seeking to regain
$48 million in lost tax revenue due to the recent state budget battle. — THE EDITORS
| September 9, 2011
Sheriff-coroner responds to a lawyer’s accusations, saying results of the Kelly Thomas autopsy are
Kelly Thomas supporters picket OC district attorney’s office.
ACLU sues supervisors over
Legislation to restore
$48 million in funding to OC county government passes first major hurdle in waning moments of Sacramento session.
Rick Perry draws 1,000 supporters in Corona del Mar.
Costa Mesa reorganizes city departments.
OC Fair Board draws criticism for lack of public comment. — THE EDITORS
| September 8, 2011
The attorney for Kelly Thomas’ family released medical documents he says proves that Thomas died of head trauma suffered during a beating by Fullerton police and threatens to go over the DA’s head. Also, the OC Register’s take.
How is it that
Claudia Alvarez was able to vote for her own punishment?
Reactions to the
federal indictment of prominent Democratic Treasurer Kinde Durkee.
Opening statements begin in the
Irvine 11 case against Muslim students at UCI.
Last-minute legislation makes its way through the Sacramento legislative gantlet on
labor issues and football stadiums.
Huntington Beach installs charging facilities for electric cars.
Dick Cheney visits the Nixon library.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry makes an appearance at GOP rally in Corona del Mar. — THE EDITORS
| September 7, 2011
The long road for
Laura’s Law, a state law aimed at getting mentally ill people off the street.
Supervisors approve final version of
new political boundaries. Latinos and some others still unhappy. Here is the OC Register’s take.
Santa Ana City Council votes to rebuke Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez’s rant at a previous council meeting.
Democratic campaign treasurer remains in prison pending arraignment, expected on Friday.
Costa Mesa City Council hires more law firms, talks pensions. — THE EDITORS
| September 6, 2011
Orange County supervisors, in the wake of the Kelly Thomas beating by Fullerton police, will discuss
implementing a state law aimed at getting mentally ill people off the streets.
The Santa Ana gentrification battle has had many twists and turns. Saturday it
broke into song.
In other news …
FBI arrests prominent Democratic Party treasurer.
Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act gets fundraiser in Newport Beach.
Highest state salaries tucked away in
special funds. — THE EDITORS
| September 1, 2011
Santa Ana is facing a
massive budget shortfall, but officials won’t talk about it.
Last-minute bills introduced in state Legislature’s final days.
Newport Beach area faces flooding.
Newport-Mesa school district passes $255-million budget.
OC Register launches email polling project. — THE EDITORS