June 12, 2017

Orange County

Voice of OC: Investigating OC Law Enforcement: Orange County’s DA and Sheriff Are Under Rare Scrutiny

The Appeals Court Justices unanimously ruled in agreement that both the D.A and Sheriffs have repeatedly violated the constitutional rights of the defendants by soliciting information, and using it against them.


LA Times: The Josh Newman recall effort is all about retaliation

The signature-gathering effort to recall Newman, as the president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. candidly admitted in an op-ed for the Orange County Register, is really about “political retaliation,” not a legislative reversal.


Voice of OC: Anaheim says no time card fraud by police chief, deputy chief

Jarret Young, the police captain who wrote a memo reporting the issues, raised concerns about conflicts of interest for Moisa, the investigator, to ABC7 in October 2016, citing the firm’s frequent work with the Anaheim Police Department.


Daily Pilot: Orange County’s first modern streetcar plans to be the future of transit on track

Following the tracks of other public modern streetcar systems in Portland, Ore., Seattle and Salt Lake City, the transit project — which officials hope will be ready for operation in 2020 — will run on electric wires powered by four traction power substations.


OC Register: Costa Mesa homebuying jumps 16% to start 2017

How did the local residential real estate market start the year? Using CoreLogic data, we compared homebuying patterns from January to March from this year and 2016. Sales in Costa Mesa rose as 243 residences sold in the past 12 months vs. 209 a year ago.


Daily Pilot: Trash contractor gives Huntington a $300,000 credit after charging too much for recycling

Republic, formerly Rainbow Environmental Services, charged Huntington Beach ratepayers a $3 monthly recycling fee while providing Fountain Valley senior citizens a discounted rate of $2.70, Huntington Beach City Attorney Michael Gates said.



San Francisco Chronicle: John Chiang kicks off campaign with swipe at Newsom

Chiang isn’t exactly a household name, despite having been elected to statewide office three times — twice as state controller and once as treasurer. And if a recent Berkeley IGS Poll is any indication, Chiang has a very steep climb ahead of him — with only 5 percent of the voters on his bandwagon.

Publication Date: June 12, 2017