With the passing of Ross Johnson yesterday, our region lost a profoundly important visionary. Elected in 1978 to the State Assembly, he quickly made it known that he was interested in helping to establish a State Park in the hills above Yorba Linda and east of Brea.
Chapman University Law Professor and former Orange County supervisor chief of staff Mario Mainero discusses the controversies enveloping the county District Attorney’s office. The discord has fueled an election challenge to incumbent Tony Rackauckas from Supervisor Todd Spitzer. But many observers are pushing for an “outsider” to enter the race. Is Mainero the answer? He discusses the state of justice in OC and whether he’ll run for DA.
The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) today released the “Opioid Overdose and Death in Orange County” report. Among key findings: the rate of opioid-related emergency department (ED) visits has more than doubled since 2005.
Republican Party of Orange County Chairman Fred M. Whitaker released the following statement after an appellate court suspended the Democrats’ unlawful and politically driven attempt to save Senator Josh Newman from being recalled by his constituents.
Republican Party of Orange County Chairman Fred M. Whitaker released the following statement after it was revealed that convicted forger Josue Vizcay is working with ex-Lake Forest City Councilman Adam Nick and the Committee To Recall Lake Forest Councilman Andrew Hamilton 2017.
Shakeel Syed, executive director of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development, writes that while we all should condemn the mayhem and the loss of life this weekend in Virginia, we also need to open our eyes to the racism in America that fuels this kind of hate.
Deborah Hernandez writes that tourists from around the country who flock to Orange County’s beaches and amusement parks shouldn’t be allowed to bring in their concealed weapons. Yet that could soon change, Hernandez writes, if the U.S. Congress passes HR 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.
Newport Beach City Manager Dave Kiff offers insights into this week’s city council meeting. This week, Council members will consider various infrastructure projects from roadway improvement to a sea wall on Balboa Island.