Thy grew up in Anaheim and is a graduate of Haverford College, where she studied Political Science and Mandarin Chinese. There she founded an online independent newspaper, The Clerk, and reported on administration and campus news. During a semester abroad in Shanghai, she interned for China Economic Review, a monthly magazine.
Before she joined Voice of OC full time in July 2014, Thy interned at the Santa Barbara Independent and The Orange County Register, where she reported on the city of Costa Mesa.
Dubbed OC Bus 360, the program was a response to a 30-percent decline in ridership from 2008 to 2014. But early indications are that the declines are continuing despite the program, according to a preliminary report presented to the Orange County Transportation Authority board.
City council members Tuesday did away with the policy, which had been in place for more than a decade, in response to a spate of ethics complaints filed against city officials in the run-up to last year’s election.
The state Fair Political Practices Commission is fining the campaign committee behind a ballot measure for a county ethics commission because it failed to disclose funding of a robocall call featuring Supervisor Todd Spitzer.
While a number of cities across California have loudly declared themselves sanctuaries from federal immigration authorities, in Anaheim — which is more than half Latino — officials are approaching the issue with caution.
At a recent meeting, city council members made tweaks to the city’s ban on short-term rentals that were largely in response to lawsuits filed by operators and hosting platforms. Some residents say they felt blindsided by the changes.
After a spate of officer-involved shootings in 2012 that led to protests and a night of rioting, the city set up a public safety board to keep watch over the police. Today, some residents say the board is a “joke.”