Orange County Corruption Scandal
City officials are also moving to keep emails for two years now, instead of the 90-day window that’s currently in place and require staff to use government devices for city business.
“I appreciate having solid local news coverage and taking on entrenched interests that have evaded accountability. ”
The former councilman had a controversial tenure in public office, known as a staunch advocate of Disneyland resort interests and the controversial and ill-fated attempt to sell off Angel Stadium.
The 14,102 acre state park includes nearly 90 miles of trails and open space allowing visitors an outlet from urbanization in California’s natural wilderness.
A new controversial program that could push mentally ill and disabled residents into court-mandated programs is being run by a former prosecutor with a history of violating defendants’ civil rights.
Voters in Anaheim will decide Tuesday whether to increase the minimum wage for hotel and event workers amid strikes and the continued fallout from public corruption.
As Surf City politicians have been considering asking voters to implement voter ID laws, the Golden State’s top cop warned against the move on Thursday.
The Orange County Housing Authority will be closing its application window for residents to be put on the waitlist for a federally funded rent subsidy program.
Huntington Beach is the latest city to increase restrictions on e-bikes, while Irvine studies how many accidents are going on in town.
The council voted to reshuffle what the city is paying for, increasing the cost by about $20,000 for a total yearly amount of roughly $390,000.
In his retirement letter, Police Chief David Valentin said his tenure should be an example to city officials to stand up against police union interests.
County supervisors didn’t ask any questions about where the equipment ended up, and the sheriff’s department didn’t respond to questions on how $2 million in inventory disappeared.
DAILY: As of Thursday, Jan. 19: 1,515 new weekly cases, a 10.4% 7-day positivity rate, 23 new deaths (7,765 total) and 248 hospitalizations with 28 in ICU, per OC Health Care Agency data.
VACCINES: As of the most recent vaccine data through Monday, Jan. 23, 2,365,942 people are fully vaccinated and 225,350 people have at least one dose, according to the OC Health Care Agency. The agency shows 1,445,113 residents have a booster dose.
Aitken joins the AFI Board of Trustees along with Pamela Abdy, CEO of Warner Bros. Pictures Group and Ariana DeBose, an Academy Award® winning actress.
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