| November 13, 2017
An “anonymous” $50,000 donation to the county to improve an archery range at Mile Square Park is sparking debate over whether government agencies should keep donors’ names secret and whether it could become a way for people with business before the county to secretly curry favor with the elected officials who make decisions.
| August 26, 2011
Decision follows a raucous meeting that includes tough questions
from new board members and accusations from activists.
| August 23, 2011
Amidst a statewide review of fair operations, the newest member
on the Orange County Fair Board presses for a citizen transparency
| July 16, 2011
State Department of General Services announces that Gov. Jerry
Brown does not want to sell the fairgrounds to Facilities
Management West, thus ending a years-long saga.
| July 6, 2011
Decision means that Facilities Management West’s last play in
its bid to purchase the Fairgrounds is to petition the Supreme
| July 1, 2011
Gov. Jerry Brown puts Nick Berardino, general manager of the
Orange County Employees Association, on the mostly Republican
| June 8, 2011
Court says process to sell fairgrounds was fatally flawed and
“cannot go forward.”
| May 10, 2011
Legislative hearing on Wednesday puts former foes on same sides,
opposing the sale of the Fairgrounds.
| May 9, 2011
State senator calls for cancellation of fairgrounds sale as
appellate court hearing nears.
| February 23, 2011
Former State Senator Dick Ackerman contacted legislators on OC
Fairgrounds issues days before a critical vote. This information is
not in the District Attorney’s investigative report on the