Grindle Questions Contribution to Martinez Campaign

Santa Ana Councilwoman Michele Martinez violated the city’s
campaign finance limits when her Assembly campaign accepted $500
from a firm shortly after voting to approve its city contract, says
watchdog Shirley Grindle.


The Two Sides of the El Centro Ouster

The son of downtown land owner Irving Chase says the Latino
nonprofit El Centro Cultural de Mexico was forced from a building
owned by Chase’s father-in-law because of neglect. El Centro
leaders say their ouster is part of a gentrification plan.

Children play on a street corner in central Santa Ana, one of the more park-poor areas in Orange County. (Photo by: Nick Gerda)

No Room To Run

Residents of Santa Ana’s Station District live in the most
park-poor ZIP code in Orange County’s second most park-poor city.
Officials say they are doing what they can to create more open
space in the area. But are they?

Second of three parts.