Santana: Anaheim Skirts Police Accountability

Following harassment of a Voice of OC reporter earlier this year, Anaheim’s Police Chief Jorge Cisneros has apologized for the “impact” of the action. Yet due to a state law that shields discussion of police blunders, there’s little that Anaheim’s top cop can say to the public about how missteps are handled. That should say a lot about the future of police relations and funding in California.

Naudé: Defending California’s Beaches and Coastal Businesses

Paul Naudé, President of Surf Industry Manufacturers Association Environmental Fund, writes about the importance of protecting the beaches that power Orange County’s economy and recent state legislation seeking to block new onshore oil infrastructure.

Santana: Welcome to Purple County

On Election Day, President Trump drove unprecedented voter turnout in Orange County, nearly 65 percent of registered voters visited the polls. That hasn’t been seen during a midterm election in Orange County since the 1970s. The results don’t bode well for the GOP but there’s a deeper message here for incumbents: Engage the public or peril.