Briceño: Celebrating Workers’ Accomplishments on May Day

Ada Briceño, Co-President of UNITE HERE Local 11 in Orange County, writes that May Day is a historic day for the labor movement. She notes that much has been accomplished but there is more to do in OC to ensure equal treatment for all workers.

Pauly: ACC-OC EXPOSED Is Your City a Dues Paying Member?

Deborah Pauly, an elected member of the OC Republican Party and former Villa Park Councilwoman, writes about the lobbyists and consultants that are able to influence elected officials, with taxpayer dollars, all facilitated by the Association of California Cities – Orange County.

Mosko: Finally, a Bill in Congress to Fix Climate Crisis

With just a dozen years left to address climate change before impacts become disastrous, Sarah Mosko writes that Orange County faces real flooding and water table threats, noting that residents should support new bipartisan legislation in Congress to address the climate crisis.

Paterno: OC is Ground Zero in the College Bribery Scandal

Susan Paterno, a Professor of English at Chapman University who heads up their journalism program, writes about the recent bribery scandal that has plagued higher education, arguing that media should also focus attention on the challenges facing the majority of kids who are seeking high quality, affordable, publicly funded degrees.

Francke: Sunshine Week, Your Right to Know

Terry Francke, the General Counsel for Cal Aware writes about Sunshine Week, an annual national celebration of America’s popular access to government records and information. Francke outlines how people can take action to make their communities more open, offering ten ways you can advance your rights to know, speak, write and publish about issues that matter—where you live.