Ventura, Henderson and Tarallo: To the Executive Administration at Chapman University

On January 13, John Eastman retired from Chapman University unscathed, after being put under fire for his involvement at the Capitol insurrection. President Daniele Struppa stated that Eastman’s retirement closed a “challenging chapter” for Chapman, but the university’s students think otherwise. In this open letter to the university executive administration, students from the Chapman Activist Coalition argue that Eastman is just one blip in the longstanding history of racism and inequality at Chapman University.

Kriz: Twenty Four People Died “Without Fixed Abode” in OC in December

Twenty four people died “without fixed abode” in OC in December, for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis like the year before. Yes, we may have been lucky. The December death toll among the homeless is almost always high in OC because of rain and we had almost none this year. Still progress in opening new homeless shelters is being made and the OC BOS may be signaling that it’s ready take-on this problem with the commitment needed to finally bring it to resolution.

Tillou: Supporting Small Business in Orange, a More Balanced Approach to STRs

Short Term Rentals (STRs) operate across an astonishing 220+ countries worldwide but are, by design, small and local home-based businesses. They provide affordable lodgings for visitors and generate revenue for homeowners and cities through tourism and tax dollars – all increasingly important as we look toward a post pandemic economic recovery.

Resnick: SchoolsFirst…Democracy Last

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union is the largest financial institution in Orange County. Credit unions are known as cooperatives – democratic organizations owned and controlled by its members. The board members of SchoolsFirst seem to believe they are exempt from the democratic process.