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OCTA Offering Free Bus Rides to Help Ring in New Year
Extended service hours will provide residents a safe ride home for the 15th year
ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is making it safe and convenient for people to celebrate the New Year by offering free bus rides from 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31 to 2:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Sunday, Jan. 1.
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the nation's leading journalism funder, has chosen Voice of OC to join a select group of nonprofit newsrooms across the country eligible for a month-long matching grant challenge.
It took a surprise meeting during a holiday week with nearly half of the City Council absent, but Mayor Miguel Pulido was able to engineer -- at least temporarily - the ouster of City Manager David Cavazos. Residents and community activists cried foul.
Having failed in a previous attempt, Mayor Miguel Pulido called a special City Council meeting for Wednesday to vote on whether to put City Manager David Cavazos on leave. Cavazos' three supporters on council are out of town.
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OCGOP STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF FORMER CALIFORNIA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR HONORABLE ED REINECKE
ORANGE COUNTY – Republican Party of Orange County Chairman Fred M. Whitaker released the following statement upon the passing of Former California Lieutenant Governor Honorable Ed Reinecke:
"As we mourn the passing of Former Lieutenant Governor Honorable Ed Reinecke, I encourage all Californians to honor his legacy and remember the impact he had on our state and nation," said Chairman Fred M. Whitaker. "Former Lieutenant Governor Reinecke's commitment to public service was unparalleled. Before serving under the leadership of then Governor Ronald Reagan, Lieutenant Governor Reinecke faithfully represented the people of California's 27th Congressional District and served our nation honorably in the United States Navy during World War II." "Lieutenant Governor Reinecke and his family also played an integral role in building the California Republican Party. He was Chairman of the State Party in the early 1980s and his son Tom Reinecke, an Orange County attorney, was Second Vice Chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County from the early to mid 1990s. Lieutenant Governor Reinecke remained active over the years, attending the unveiling of President Reagan's statue in Mile Square Park last year and regularly attending the Aliso Viejo Republican Women's meetings."
While many challenges remain, 2016 will go down as a year in which Orange County officials finally began to address one of the county's most shameful realities -- its ever-increasing homeless population.
In 2016, Voice of OC delved into how corporations spend to influence public policy, the ways in which politicians pull the levers of government to stay in power, and how they use their public offices for private gain.