Hoiberg : Sanctuary For All

Santa Ana resident Jordan Hoiberg writes that Santa Ana city council members should follow their own lead on providing sanctuary for undocumented immigrants and offer the same compassion and protection to homeless members of their community.

Santana: Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Could Seek as Much as $45 Million in Public Subsidies

With Orange County supervisors poised to approve a developer to remake Dana Point Harbor this week, two different approaches appear for a public/private sector partnership to build hotels, docks and shops at the harbor. One bidder – Dana Point Partners – wants a $45 million subsidy from taxpayers while another, Dana Point Harbor Partners, seeks $20 million, both largely to fund parking garages and potential nearby street improvements.

Schlotterbeck: Friends Saved OC Harbors, Beaches and Parks

The non-profit Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks, formed twenty years ago this week in the wake of the 1994 bankruptcy, have provided a model of how active residents and citizens can engage with agencies like OC Parks on mission and funding, ultimately improving regional quality of life by protecting important natural community assets. This coming Saturday, October 14th from 5:30 – 8:30 PM, readers can join supporters celebrating at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach.

Santana: Could OC College Republicans Save the GOP?

With a car tax recall potentially on the ballot next year, four congressional races in Orange County and a campus-friendly central committee, young Republicans like UCI’s Ariana Rowlands could become a force on the local campaign scene across Orange County. Could they make the difference in 2018 for the GOP?

Brill: OC High Schools, Nowhere to Go But Up On Voter Registration 

State officials have designated the last two full weeks in April and September as High School Voter Education Weeks to encourage getting kids pre-registered to vote as early as age 16. Attorney Laura P. Brill says the recognition offers local high schools and their students an important opportunity to partner with county elections officials to promote civic education and participation on campus and foster an environment that cultivates lifelong voters and active citizens.