World AIDS Day 2011 – Getting to Zero

November 30, 2011 0

December 1st is World AIDS Day, an international day of reflection to remember those who have died and those who are living with HIV or AIDS (HIV disease). World AIDS Day 2011 is about “Getting to Zero”: Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths.

Vince Sarmiento

Following Santa Ana’s Bouncing Code of Ethics Meeting

November 30, 2011 7

On Monday I wrote about the scheduled Santa Ana City Council Committee meeting regarding the review of the City Code of Ethics and Conduct. Since my post, the meeting date, time, and agenda have changed, twice. It is now scheduled for December 6th at 5:30 pm.

OC Dems struggle with finances and transparency

November 29, 2011 39

The Democratic Party of Orange County has historically lived on a razor edge of financial security. Orange County’s Democratic Party (DPOC) closed the first half of the year with just $353 in the bank after $19,552 in expenditures. Those figures provided the back-drop to an impeachment vote targeting the DPOC Treasurer Reggie Mundekis.

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Changes at OC Weekly

November 28, 2011 7

Out with the old and in with the Mexican.  A Naval Gazing post today announced the resignation of OC Weekly’s editor Ted Kissell and his […]

Rep. Barney Frank to Retire

November 28, 2011 15

Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank announced today that he will retire from Congress and not seek re-election.  Frank’s seat, in a liberal stronghold of the Western […]

Anaheim Conflict of Interest: This Time It’s Councilwoman Murray

November 28, 2011 11

Earlier this year Councilwoman Kris Murray voted on a contractor’s report from the Willdan Group, her employer, FPPC regulations make it illegal for an elected official to vote on matters which have a financial impact on their personal interests. The law is crystal clear on the matter, you cannot vote on anything that involves your employer.

Three Months After Crisis Santa Ana Code of Ethics Gets Review

November 28, 2011 2

On Wednesday night at 6 pm, in a conference room on the 8th floor of City Hall, Councilmen Tinajero and Sarmiento will meet to conduct the required Biennial Review of Santa Ana’s Code of Ethics and Conduct. Spoiler Alert, I dont think they’ll make changes.

OccupyOC Demonstrates on Black Friday Eve

November 25, 2011 3

A small group of OccupyOC protesters occupied the lines of Black Friday shoppers at South Coast Plaza last night. The protesters started out in front of Best Buy in South Coast Metro at around 10:30 pm, then marched to Old Navy and Macy’s. There were about two dozen protesters participating in the demonstration that was designed to encourage people to votes with their dollars this holiday season and buy from local businesses rather than the large corporations.