Campaign Spending Takes a Complex Route in Irvine

More than a dozen political action committees have spent hundreds of thousands to keep the Irvine Republican council majority in power. The Great Park Neighborhoods developer is responsible for a large portion.


Mr. Mayor, What Are You Looking At?

Frustration over Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido’s constant cell phone use and the City Council’s general lack of attention during meetings may be finally coming to a head.


Tax Collector Moves to Seize Pulido Family Business

The attempted eminent domain of Ace Muffler in the 1980s gave Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido a cause célèbre and launched his political career. Now, the government is again threatening to seize the business.