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Norberto Santana, Jr., Publisher

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  • Santana: Brea’s Private Water Woes

    Brea City Treasurer Rick Rios along with Brea resident activist and downtown developer Dwight Manley keep pressing uncomfortable questions about the city’s main water wholesaler, Cal Domestic Water. Their probe, which has already drawn a DA review and state sanctions over past dealings, may soon be headed to OC Superior Court.

  • Santana: Fishing Comes Back to Irvine Lake

    A defunct but popular Orange County fishing spot comes back to life on Saturday, Aug. 17 after Supervisor Don Wagner – who is up for re-election next year, successfully leads negotiations with two neighboring water districts to re-open Irvine Lake, which has been shut down since 2016.

  • Santana: When Sheriff’s Deputies Take the Fifth

    Sheriff Don Barnes has set what is apparently a new standard at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, enforcing administrative discipline against deputies who plead Fifth Amendment protections. The OC Deputy Sheriff’s union is taking Barnes to court, saying it’s unconstitutional. But legal experts sought out by Voice of OC argue Barnes is right on.

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  • Gilio-Whitaker & Robles: When is Genocide Over in San Juan Capistrano?

    Acjachemen tribal member Rebecca Robles and Dina Gilio-Whitaker of the Colville Confederated Tribes call on the San Juan City Council to approve a cultural park on a longtime city open space near J. Serra High School. The land is that is all that's left from the Acjachemen people’s beloved village site in San Juan Capistrano.

  • Kriz: Homeless Deaths in OC Reach 113 For 2019

    Fr. Dennis Kriz, Pastor at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, provides the July count for those who died on our streets "without fixed abode," aka homeless. The fifteen people who died last month brings the total of people who died "without fixed abode" in Orange County to 113 since January 1, 2019.

  • Vu and Huynh: LGBT Center of OC Needs to Engage in Dialogue

    Stevie Vu and Victoria Huynh reiterate an invitation for a community dialogue with the LGBT Center of Orange County.