Voice of OC Public Records Case Postponed to Apr. 13

Judge Walter P. Schwarm indicated in a verbal tentative ruling that he was leaning toward granting portions of Voice of OC requests for public records denied by the County, including an Op-ed written by Supervisor Todd Spitzer about the incident at a Wahoos restaurant where he handcuffed an evangelist while armed.

Tim Shaw to Run for Orange County Supervisor

Long time La Habra City Councilman and former La Habra Mayor Tim Shaw confirmed today that he is running for Orange County Supervisor. He spelled out his plans in a message sent to thousands of his supporters and becomes the front runner in the race to the race to succeed Shawn Nelson as Orange County Supervisor from the 4th District.

Coastal Cabin Bill Sails Through Assembly Natural Resources Committee

Today, Assembly Bill 250 (AB 250), sponsored by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, passed out of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee with a 7-1 vote. AB 250 would help Californians of all incomes and backgrounds access the coast by increasing the supply of cabins and other lower-cost overnight accommodations.

President Trump’s Budget: A Return to Seniors Eating Dog Food?

President Trump sent his Budget Blueprint, also known as the “skinny budget,” to Congress yesterday which is focused on discretionary spending levels for fiscal year 2018. While further details will be made known in the future, the initial budget makes investments in defense programs, paid for through deep cuts to non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs, such as Meals on Wheels.

Serrano: Don’t Foreclose Santa Ana City Jail

Santa Ana’s police union argues It is foolish for city council members to cut off a jail contract with ICE. Police Union Presidet Gary Serrano argues council members should do everything possible to re-engage the federal ICE contract and honor the current lawful agreement which in place.

Fullerton Overnight Parking Bans Up for Debate

The city council has been addressing the shortage of overnight parking spaces in a series of patchwork fixes but Tuesday will kick off a citywide discussion.

Spencer Custodio / Voice of OC

Santana: Justice Often Depends on The Bare Essentials

Voice of OC again heads into court this week in a First Amendment case against the County of Orange over secret documents held by county supervisors. Yet a cutback on hours for OC court reporters by the Superior Court of Orange County last week delayed justice. Proceedings resume on Tuesday.

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Venegas: My Plan to ‘Be Bold’ for Women’s Day

Clare Venegas challenges the politics of the organizers of recent marches on International Women’s Day, asking whether a conservative women like her – pro-life, pro-family and pro-school choice – fits the brand of feminism that Women’s Day leaders embrace.

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