Santa Ana is getting lots of attention recently with national planning awards and profiles in the LA and NY Times. But resident Luis Sarmiento argues media often misses the point behind all the good vibes and progress: resident-led development is what is transforming Santa Ana. A Community Land Trust is the next big concept, Sarmiento notes.
Federal officials Thursday lifted year-long sanctions against CalOptima, the county’s health plan that covers roughly 700,000 low income and disabled children and adults.
Plan pushed by Supervisor Janet Nguyen would give the county and
the health care industry more control over the county’s
$1.3-billion health program for the poor.
The planning process in both cities is too heavily influenced by
out-of-town developers and needs to be more inclusive, says report
by an Orange County-based public policy advocacy group.
Like his predecessor, Gov. Jerry Brown is targeting centers that
serve the state’s 37,000 adults who have no one to care for them
during the day. Many would be left with few, if any,
The county’s neediest will receive fewer services and pay more
for those they do get if governor’s budget proposal becomes
Last year’s worldwide pandemic is followed by a mild start to
the flu season and concerns that people will skip vaccinations.
Health Care Agency seeks $4.9 million in federal and state funds
to train health workers for disasters.
County supervisors approve leases of flood control land that
will allow for more access to the river trail.
As landmark healthcare reform begins its journey from the
drawing board to reality in the U.S., Orange County Supervisor John
Moorlach could play a big role in its implementation here.
These are two findings of a new report that the Orange County
Board of Supervisors will discuss Tuesday.