Kriz: Homeless Deaths on the Streets of OC Continues

Fr. Dennis Kriz, Pastor at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Fullerton, writes that as the homeless continue to die on the street
many in public office across the County and in our cities simply don’t consider the situation to be urgent.

Sanchez: Keep Willowick Golf Course as Parkland

Marlha Sanchez, longtime resident of Santa Ana, writes that city officials are ignoring residents need for more parkland by supporting the sale of a public golf course in favor of special interests.

Sayre: Questions For Irvine City Council Vacancy Applicants

Long time Irvine resident Susan Sayre is asking City Council applicants if they would act to reduce special interest influence, act to amend the Irvine City Charter and move to district representation and require the Irvine Community Land Trust to adhere to the provisions of Irvine’s Sunshine Ordinance.

Briceño: Celebrating Workers’ Accomplishments on May Day

Ada Briceño, Co-President of UNITE HERE Local 11 in Orange County, writes that May Day is a historic day for the labor movement. She notes that much has been accomplished but there is more to do in OC to ensure equal treatment for all workers.

Resnick: Will the RSCCD Trustees Keep the Community in the Dark Again?

Dr. Barry Resnick, a professor of counseling in his 39th year as a faculty member in the Rancho Santiago Community College District, writes that the trustees of the Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) are about to make a decision that can begin to move the District forward after almost a decade of dysfunction, embarrassment and a lack of direction. Interviews will begin later this week between the four finalists for the RSCCD chancellor position.

Harden: The Challenge of Being Black at Chapman University

Olivia Harden, a student at Chapman and Features Editor of The Panther Newspaper, writes that being Black at Chapman can be traumatic and has only been exacerbated by the refusal of Chapman’s President to remove a racially charged poster of the film Birth of a Nation, at the Dodge School of Film. A vote Monday by the faculty will consider whether to call for a change.

Pauly: ACC-OC EXPOSED Is Your City a Dues Paying Member?

Deborah Pauly, an elected member of the OC Republican Party and former Villa Park Councilwoman, writes about the lobbyists and consultants that are able to influence elected officials, with taxpayer dollars, all facilitated by the Association of California Cities – Orange County.