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Norberto Santana, Jr., Publisher

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  • Santana: Commie Hunting in Westminster

    City Council members in Westminster adopt an ominous resolution encouraging all residents of Westminster to raise their voices against individuals who fit the profile of an “aider and abettor” of the communist government in Vietnam.

  • Santana: Death of OC Auditor Controller Underscores Why Public Access to Elected Officials’ Calendars Matters

    After having his department largely defunded last year because of an active watchdog approach, it now seems that deceased Orange County Auditor Controller Eric Woolery was transitioning his life to Kansas. Orange County taxpayers had a right to know that Woolery was super-commuting to his local office from out of state and might be transitioning to a new life. Access to an official public calendar would have allowed for that kind of accountability, something that County of Orange officials keep fighting.

  • Santana: Angels-Anaheim Negotiations Enter Final Stretch

    Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in October start closed-door negotiations on a new stadium development plan. The Angels enter the negotiations up against a Dec. 31 deadline that forces them to either opt out of their lease or stay under current terms until 2029. Is it the beginning of the end for Angels in Anaheim? Or the end of the beginning for a new lease terms between the city and the team?

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  • Fields: America Belongs to Every Citizen

    Eugene Fields, Communications Manager for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA), writes that Constitution Day, September 17, recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. No American should be told to “go back.”

  • 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.