The 45th Congressional District likely will see Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Irvine) face off against a Democrat in the November general election because she’s the only Republican running in the June 5 primary against four Democrats and one no party preference candidate.
Voters June 5 could give Orange County its first veterans cemetery but in the political infighting leading up to the election, some veterans fear people have lost sight of who the cemetery is about—veterans.
Exposure of a quiet lobby effort by OC Fairgrounds executives to downsize community horse stables at the 150-acre state fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, prompts community questioning about whether the OC Fairgrounds needs a performance auditor in place before the July fair.
The nation’s highest court decided April 16 it would not review the case, rejecting a petition by Westminster to appeal the 2014 decision by a federal court jury that awarded $3.4 million in damages plus attorney fees to Westminster Police Department officers Jose Flores, Ryan Reyes and Brian Perez.
Unsatisfied with secondhand information about living conditions at the riverbed, 74-year-old Judge David O. Carter, dressed in jeans and a blue sweater bearing the federal court’s seal, went to see for himself, talking to dozens of homeless people, picking up trash and recruiting volunteers.
Local worker unions are clashing over a ballot initiative in Anaheim that would raise wages to $18 an hour for employees of companies that receive city subsidies, a measure aimed at three luxury hotel projects that received over $500 million in tax rebates in 2016.
North Orange County’s 39th Congressional District has been labeled a competitive race by many pundits, but a Republican sweep still could happen because of name recognition and experience, according to UCI Congressional and Presidential elections expert Mark Petracca.
The goal, officials said, is to help homeless people move off the streets, stabilize their health issues, develop positive relationships with other community members, and save public money in hospital emergency services and other costs.