Bastone: Minutes Matter

Peter Bastone, a South Orange County resident and Past President and Chief Executive Officer of Mission Hospital and Regional Trauma Center, argues that a vibrant toll road system could save lives by improving access throughout South Orange County, especially in medical emergencies.

Our Region Lost a Guidestar

With the passing of Ross Johnson yesterday, our region lost a profoundly important visionary. Elected in 1978 to the State Assembly, he quickly made it known that he was interested in helping to establish a State Park in the hills above Yorba Linda and east of Brea.

Reiff: Law Prof Mainero Says He’d Love to be DA but Hates the Politics

Chapman University Law Professor and former Orange County supervisor chief of staff Mario Mainero discusses the controversies enveloping the county District Attorney’s office. The discord has fueled an election challenge to incumbent Tony Rackauckas from Supervisor Todd Spitzer. But many observers are pushing for an “outsider” to enter the race. Is Mainero the answer? He discusses the state of justice in OC and whether he’ll run for DA.

OCGOP Applauds Court Order Suspending Unlawful Recall Changes

Republican Party of Orange County Chairman Fred M. Whitaker released the following statement after an appellate court suspended the Democrats’ unlawful and politically driven attempt to save Senator Josh Newman from being recalled by his constituents.

Syed: Making Sense of Senseless Mayhem

Shakeel Syed, executive director of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development, writes that while we all should condemn the mayhem and the loss of life this weekend in Virginia, we also need to open our eyes to the racism in America that fuels this kind of hate.