Warrier: Connecting the Dots

Ruchi Warrier, resident of Irvine writes about connecting the dots in order to find solutions to end homelessness instead of just passing the buck and ignoring those in need.

Desalination deal draws criticism from groups concerned about water affordability

Orange County Water District voted 6-2 to approve terms for a new, non-binding agreement with privately-owned Poseidon Water for a Huntington Beach desalination project. If the District decides to move ahead with the deal once the plant is fully permitted, the agreement would commit Orange County ratepayers to buying Poseidon’s desalinated water for 30-35 years, while guaranteeing a significant profit for Poseidon’s investors.

Rent Control For Santa Ana? (English and Español)

Hairo Cortes, executive director for a new political action committee in Santa Ana called Chispa and Santa Ana activist Idalia Rios both talk about why city residents need to enact reasonable rent control limits, such as a 5 percent cap on rent increases as well as upcoming state and local ballot drives on the issue.

OC Animal Care Hires New Director

A new director will join OC Animal Care after a competitive nationwide recruitment to fill the high-level position. Mike Kaviani comes to OC Animal Care after most recently serving as the Director of Lifes Saving Operations for the non-profit Austin Pets Alive in Austin,Texas