The Santa Ana Fiestas Patrias Parade is set for today, Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014, at 4 pm. It is being televised by the Santa Ana Unified School District’s TV channel 31, which is available on Time Warner Cable and AT&T U-verse.
Why would the parade be televised? Simple. Elected officials are allowed to ride in this parade. Their political opponents are not. The SAUSD is televising the parade in order to promote SAUSD Trustee John Palacio, who is running for reelection. I will be surprised if his fellow SAUSD candidate and ally, Valery Amezcua, is not in the car with him. Continue reading