Resnick: The Legacy of Rancho Santiago Community College District’s Raul Rodriguez

Dr. Barry Resnick, a professor of counseling in his 38th year as a faculty member in the Rancho Santiago Community College District, writes that abuses of power by Chancellor Raul Rodriguez created the conditions for unionization of faculty with the California Teachers Association and has now energized staff to challenge the status quo.

Santana: Lessons in Leadership over President’s Holiday

Judge David O Carter this week demonstrated real leadership on combating homelessness by getting out into the field and challenging county officials to focus public resources on meeting immediate needs of riverbed residents. Yet will this rare focus last? Could receivership of federal and state funds coming into the County of Orange be on the horizon?

Santana: Lincoln’s Birthday Offers A Challenge to Add Your Voice

Today as many enjoy a day off thanks to President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, Voice of OC Publisher Norberto Santana Jr. reflects on Lincoln’s Gettysburg address – a short, 272-word Oped that changed the meaning of freedom and offers a challenge to all of us to stay involved in our civic life.

Boisot: Status of Citizen Lawsuit Against OC Animal Shelter

Dr. Saskia Boisot spotlights the Sharon Logan versus Orange County Animal Care lawsuit in a three part series updating where things stand today. Part 3 examines what has been done during the monitoring period and where the lawsuit stands today.

Aly: When Hateful Rhetoric Engulfs a Tent in Flames

Mohammed Aly, a local attorney and founder of Orange County Poverty Alleviation Coalition, challenges Orange County Supervisors on their rhetoric toward the homeless, questioning whether recent statements by Supervisors Chairman Andrew Do and Supervisors Todd Spitzer have actually fueled violence against homeless individuals.