The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) Special Prosecutions Unit announced that it has debunked the false information put out by the Fair Punishment Project (FPP), a newly formed group affiliated with Harvard Law School, when it fact-checked the report as part of the Unit’s conviction integrity function. The public is being misled about the record and the integrity of the prosecutors in the OCDA.
Assembly Bill 1459 (AB 1459) by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) was signed into law, by Governor Jerry Brown. AB 1459 would clarify that all killings in which the victim was a peace officer engaged in the performance of his or her duties, are considered first degree murder for purposes of the gravity of the offense and the support of survivors.
The ACLU of Southern California today sent a letter to Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and other officials charging that immigration detainees in the county are illegally being denied access to personal documents that could help them win asylum and other deportation cases.
Poseidon Water, and its Canadian-owned parent company Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, have spent millions trying lobbying for approval of a new desalination plant in Huntington Beach. The billion dollar facility would be the twin of a Carlsbad plant Poseidon built in December 2015, which has been plagued with problems since its opening.
Public input is being sought on draft plans released this week that will guide the management of valuable wildlife and habitat on the Orange County Transportation Authority’s open space properties in the Aliso Canyon Preserve in Laguna Beach and Hayashi Preserve in Brea.
XQ Institute announced Círculos High School as the newest addition to the cohort of XQ schools, as part of the organization’s mission to rethink and redesign high school. The Santa Ana Unified School District high school will be awarded $2.5 million over the next five years. With an innovative and visionary proposal, the school will join the cohort of XQ schools as a key driver for change, making high school more relevant, engaging and effective for every student, everywhere.
On Aug. 25, OC Fair & Event Center will officially unveil Table of Dignity, the newly renovated agricultural workers memorial. The public art piece commemorates the contributions of agricultural workers to the growth and prosperity of Orange County.