The California State Senate removed Republican Sen. Janet Nguyen from its chambers Thursday after she made statements critical of the late Democratic Sen. Tom Hayden during a portion of the meeting typically reserved for memorializing constituents.
In a letter Thursday to city officials, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced they were triggering a 90-day period to cancel the contract, in reaction to decisions by the council to reduce the number of detainees who could be housed there.
Sheriff Sandra Hutchens explains the exact role the Orange County Sheriff’s Department plays when it comes to enforcing immigration. She is clear that immigration law is the responsibility of the federal government and not the Sheriff’s Department.
Mayor Tom Tait and Chief Raul Quezada said they were “disturbed” by video footage of an altercation between an off duty cop and a group of teens, and pledged to do a “fair” and “impartial” investigation into the incident.
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Steve Craig Named Chairman of New Majority Orange County
Orange County, CA – Today New Majority California announced the election of Steve Craig to serve as chairman of its Orange County Chapter. Craig has been a New Majority member for five years and has served on the group’s Board of Directors since 2015. He serves as President and CEO of Craig Realty Group in Newport Beach.
Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and a city board responsible for hearing public grievances will address the controversy created by a confrontation between an off-duty Los Angeles police officer, who apparently fired his gun, and a group of teens that led to a demonstration by more than 200 people and the arrest of 23.
In a unanimous vote Wednesday, the City Council told city staff to work with nonprofits and law schools and develop a plan to provide lawyers for Santa Ana residents who are at risk of deportation but can’t afford an attorney.
With new revenue from a recent sales tax increase starting in April, council members hired two police officers, and plan to add part-time code enforcement workers and other services aimed at helping the homeless.
Members of the public raised concerns about a shortage of housing options for homeless people, a troubling county economic future, and alleged improprieties by supervisors in choosing a major airport contractor.