Gary Takesian, a documentary filmmaker and graphic artist living in Yorba Linda, writes about the recent deportation of Jorge Garcia, noting the collective American conscience needs a softening of the heart, standing up to the fact that breaking up decent families, regardless of their legally recognized status, serves no useful or rational purpose.
Dr. Saskia Boisot spotlights the Sharon Logan versus Orange County Animal Care lawsuit in a three part series updating where things stand today. Part 1 outlines the background leading up to the lawsuit.
Orange County Democrats confront an odd situation this Saturday in San Juan Capistrano, pondering at their pre-endorsement caucuses whether it’s better to let a host of untested candidates battle it out through June or quickly crown official challengers against a series of Republican incumbents for four key congressional races this fall.
Judge Kirk Nakamura, Orange County Superior Court’s Assistant Presiding Judge, writes to invite local residents to make a difference and join the grand jury for the next year. This year's deadline has been extended to Feb. 5.
Dr. Barry Resnick, a professor of counseling in his 38th year as a faculty member in the Rancho Santiago Community College District, writes that district leaders continue to ignore basic civil rights protections in their partnership at a Saudi technical school because women are not allowed at the facility.
As residents organize to gather signatures to put major developments to popular vote, Irvine Greater Chamber of Commerce leaders rally against the idea pondering the potential impact on housing availability and prices.
Ocean View School District Trustee John Briscoe writes that his successful public records lawsuits against the County of Orange and the City of Huntington Beach raise troubling questions about why inspectors for both jurisdictions didn't find what regional inspectors did at trash site near Oak View Elementary School.
Marching is as American as Apple pie, writes Ada Briceño, Co-President of UNITE HERE Local 11 in Orange County, noting the variety of causes she'll be supporting by marching with thousands of others in Santa Ana on Jan. 20 for the annual Women's March.
Isabel Becerra, CEO of the Coalition of Orange County Health Centers, writes that Orange County desperately needs Congress to reauthorize critical legislation funding local health care centers by Jan. 19, arguing that instability over funding threatens access to health care for Orange County's most vulnerable residents.