User-Friendly Government: Which OC Cities are Most Transparent Online

Survey finds Orange County’s most transparent cities online include Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Irvine, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, San Clemente, Santa Ana, Tustin, Westminster and Yorba Linda. Least transparent cities include Aliso Viejo, Buena Park, Fountain Valley, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Juan Capistrano, Stanton, Villa Park, Cypress and Laguna Woods.

Universities More Rigorously Reporting Sexual Assaults on Campuses

The number of sexual assault cases reported on college campuses in Orange County has risen over the last three years. Chapman University and California State University, Fullerton, have seen double the number of incidents reported while University of California, Irvine, numbers fluctuated over that period. 

Huntington Beach City Council to Select New Mayor

Huntington Beach doesn’t elect a mayor and instead rotates the position between the seven council members. Typically, a mayor pro tempore elevates to mayor after a one-year term, according to the Huntington Beach City Council Manual. The mayor pro tem frequently steps in for the mayor throughout events in the City of Huntington Beach, said Semeta. Semeta added she would come in prepared already have practiced for the position.