Elisabeth Brown, president of Laguna Greenbelt argues that the Orange County Board of Supervisors should not take action on the controversial West Alton Project until related legal matters are resolved. Supervisors are scheduled Tuesday to vote on the matter.
Former State Senator and Lobbyist Dick Ackerman takes issue with allegations forwarded by former OC Fair Board Member David Padilla about the role of Congressional Candidate, Scott Baugh, in the failed effort to privatize the OC Fairgrounds, saying Baugh had no role and Padilla has his facts wrong.
A history of inaction, combined with short sightedness on behalf of county leadership has exacerbated the growing homeless crisis in Orange County, argues Michael Lopez, who takes a deeper look at what homelessness looks like, along with some solutions to consider and missteps to avoid. Lopez argues it all begins with holding leadership accountable.
Jeanne Baran, an Irvine resident, argues voters shouldn’t give a free pass to the development community. Baran stresses that developers and the city council need to be held accountable, arguing Voting No on Measure D protects citizen rights to petition their government.
David Padilla, former OC Fair board member reminds the public of the individuals, including Congressional Candidate Scott Baugh, that were involved in the failed attempted effort to privatized the OC Fairgrounds.
Robyn MacNair supports arts education in the Santa Ana Unified School District, arguing it adds to a well-rounded education by increasing critical thinking, problem-solving skills, improved test scores and higher attendance rates.
This Memorial Day, Voice of OC highlights two local residents awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor – Marine Lance Corporal Kenneth L. Worley (Vietnam) and Navy Petty Officer Michael A. Monsoor (Iraq), who both sacrificed their lives for their country.
Nick Berardino, a longtime union activist in Orange County, OC Fair Board member and U.S. Marine Vietnam combat veteran, writes that Irvine voters should endorse Measure B to create a veterans cemetery at a Strawberry fields site near the 405 and 5 freeway interchanges.