Rodríguez: Santa Ana Unified School District Approach on District Security Officers Jeopardizes Student Safety

Rigo Rodríguez, who is a Governing Board Member for the Santa Ana Unified School District, questions implementation of a district plan to shift 25 of 38 District Security Officers (DSOs) from their middle schools and high schools to other sites, urging cooperation, just as labor leaders meet today with school district officials on the shift.

Berardino: Heroes Hall Veterans Museum Honors More Heroes

Two new members are inducted to the beautiful Walk of Honor at Heroes Hall Museum at the Orange County Fairgrounds. In addition, a plaque will be erected to honor those killed in 1965 when U.S. Air Force C-135 aircraft crashed into Loma Ridge after leaving El Toro Marine Corps Air Station.

Reiff: Ila Borders’ Baseball (and Life) Odyssey

Rick kicks off a new baseball season with ’90’s pitching phenom Ila Borders, only woman in modern times to win a game in professional ball. She discusses the struggles of being a sports pioneer, and the secret she hid until now. Rick also talks with Jean Hastings Ardell, Ila’s co-author on their new book, “Making My Pitch”; original Los Angeles Angel and “one-hit wonder” Dan Ardell and Whittier College professor and prolific National Anthem singer Joe Price.

Reiff: Immigrants Crime-Prone? Cop, Criminologist Say It Ain’t So

University of California, Irvine criminologist Charis Kubrin and retired Anaheim police captain Joe Vargas discuss and debate the uptick in crime rates and the causes. They examine the impacts of gangs, immigration and sanctuary cities, and problems with prisoner rehabilitation programs.

Kanne: Will County Supervisors Gamble on Public Safety For Esperanza Hills?

Yorba Linda resident Bob Kanne challenges county supervisors on the latest plan before them on Tuesday for developing the Esperanza Hills tract, questioning whether only one road access in the plan adequately covers public safety needs. Kanne argues Tuesday’s vote will be a good indicator of whether county supervisors have absorbed lessons learned from the 2008 Freeway Complex Fire.

Turner: It’s Time for Districts in Santa Ana

Clara Turner argues it’s time to put a measure on the ballot in Santa Ana proposing district-based elections in place of the city’s current system, in which city council members are elected at-large (voted upon by the entire city) but must live in a specific district.

Reiff: Are Police Backing Off?

Retired Anaheim police Capt. Joe Vargas and Charis Kubrin, a UC Irvine criminologist, discuss rising crime rates with Rick Reiff on Inside OC this week, broadcast on PBS So Cal, KDOC-TV and Cox 3.