Our Region Lost a Guidestar

With the passing of Ross Johnson yesterday, our region lost a profoundly important visionary. Elected in 1978 to the State Assembly, he quickly made it known that he was interested in helping to establish a State Park in the hills above Yorba Linda and east of Brea.

OCGOP Applauds Court Order Suspending Unlawful Recall Changes

Republican Party of Orange County Chairman Fred M. Whitaker released the following statement after an appellate court suspended the Democrats’ unlawful and politically driven attempt to save Senator Josh Newman from being recalled by his constituents.

The Reserve Maintenance Corporation has filed a lawsuit against Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA)

From approximately April 2014 to November 2016, the TCA and Caltrans secretly negotiated and executed agreements that created a several square mile “no go” zone for the construction of the SR 241, effectively guaranteeing that the TCA would seek to construct the toll road directly through the established community of San Clemente, with devastating environmental, socioeconomic, and human impacts.

Coast District Approves Resolution to Transition to Trustee Elections by District Areas

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

July 20, 2017
NEWS RELEASE
                                                                                
COAST DISTRICT APPROVES RESOLUTION TO TRANSITION TO TRUSTEE ELECTIONS BY DISTRICT AREAS
COSTA MESA, CA – During the July 19, 2017 regularly scheduled board meeting, the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees approved Resolution 17-21, stating the intention to transition from at-large to by-trustee area elections. The District has a long history of electing trustees who are members of a minority group. In past elections, voters in all parts of the District elected all trustees at-large, although each trustee resides in a separate one of the five designated areas of the District.

As Part of National Health Care Fraud Takedown, Federal Prosecutors in Los Angeles Charge 14 Defendants in Fraud Schemes that Allegedly Cost Public Healthcare Programs nearly $150 Million

In the largest-ever health care fraud enforcement action by federal prosecutors, 14 defendants – including doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals – have been charged in the Central District of California for allegedly participating in health care fraud schemes that caused approximately $147 million in losses.