Mann: A Great Park without Great Gardens?

Citizens feel a sense of betrayal and a lost opportunity because botanical gardens seem to have disappeared from the Great Park. But the current city council has the chance to rectify that.

Medina: The Violence of Not Prioritizing Youth 

Abraham Medina writes that Santa Ana must break its cycle of only looking to fund one side of the ledger when it comes to public safety. City officials need a more nuanced approach that focuses more on youth investments.

Eidt: The Big Deal Nuke Canister Sell-Job Open House

Jack Eidt and Jerry Collamer take on SDGE’s plan for burying radioactive waste on the site of the former San Onofre nuclear power generating station based near San Clemente and the world class surfing beach known as Trestles.

Santana: OC Auditor Controller Leads CA Public Accountants Uprising

OC Auditor Controller Eric Woolery leads a coalition of 44 auditor controllers from across California, demanding the ability to hire their own lawyers when they detect fraud, waste or abuse from local elected officials. Action comes just as OC Supervisors are poised today to water down 1994 bankruptcy-era reform requiring public review for borrowings.