The early election results are proving that Santa Ana is not a liberal city. Although Democrats make up about 55% of our electorate they don’t get behind overly liberal candidates. Consider what just happened in the November General Election: Continue reading
Is she finished already? Has U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez tanked her campaign for the U.S. Senate – when she let out what has been deemed a racist Native American ‘war cry’ over the weekend, at the Democratic Convention in Anaheim?
After Saturday’s gaffe, the congresswoman sprinted past a reporter asking her if she wanted to take back the ‘war cry’ gesture. Waving her hands in the air, she cried, “We don’t have time today. Sorry,” according to CNN.
This wasn’t Sanchez’ first gaffe since she started pondering running against the State Attorney General, Kamala Harris, for the Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer. In April Sanchez criticized Harris for her inability to speak Spanish, according to the Sacramento Bee. Continue reading
Monday, March 10, 2014
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SACRAMENTO – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced a package of legislation to help local school districts and communities address California’s elementary school truancy crisis. Each year, an estimated one million elementary school students are truant and 250,000 elementary school students miss 18 or more school days at a cost of $1.4 billion in lost funds to California school districts. Continue reading
Thursday, October 10, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO — Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today filed a lawsuit against Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (CCI) and its subsidiaries that operate Everest, Heald and WyoTech colleges for false and predatory advertising, intentional misrepresentations to students, securities fraud and unlawful use of military seals in advertisements.
The complaint alleges that CCI intentionally targeted low-income, vulnerable Californians through deceptive and false advertisements and aggressive marketing campaigns that misrepresented job placement rates and school programs. CCI deployed these advertisements through persistent internet, telemarketing and television ad campaigns. The complaint further alleges that Corinthian executives knowingly misrepresented job placement rates to investors and accrediting agencies, which harmed students, investors and taxpayers. Continue reading
SHERIFF-CORONER DEPARTMENT, COUNTY OF ORANGE, CALIFORNIA
MEDIA ADVISORY, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Jim Amormino, (714) 647-7042, Gail Krause, (714) 647-1840
Orange County Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony
Law enforcement officers representing 40 Orange County agencies pay tribute to our fallen officers.
TUSTIN, CA – (May 24, 2013) – Charged with protecting those they serve, police officers put themselves in harm’s way to enforce the law. Unfortunately, some officers pay the ultimate price, laying down their own life in valiant service of others. In honor of these fallen heroes, the Sheriff’s Advisory Council and the Orange County Chiefs’ of Police and Sheriff’s Association (OCCPSA) have constructed a new Orange County Peace Officer’s Memorial Monument at the Regional Training Facility in Tustin. Continue reading
California’s Attorney General, Kamala Harris, wrote a legal brief regarding local municipal term limits that should have a considerable bearing on tomorrow’s hearing regarding Santa Ana Park and Rec Commissioner Max Madrid’s lawsuit to compel the Santa Ana City Clerk to issue nomination papers to Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez.
In the brief, which is dated July 17, 2012, Harris concludes that “a term served on a town council that was served prior to the effective date of a local initative term-limit ordinance may not be counted against that term limit by that ordinance.” Continue reading
Press Release: June 02, 2011
For Immediate Release
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Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Top Law Enforcement Appointments
SAN FRANCISCO – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced a series of appointments to senior law enforcement positions in the Department of Justice.
Larry J. Wallace, a 25-year-veteran of law enforcement, serves as director of the Division of Law Enforcement. He is the first African-American to hold this position in the California Department of Justice. In this role, Wallace has day-to-day oversight of the department’s $238 million budget, 437 special agents, 281 criminalists, and 693 non-sworn personnel. Wallace most recently served as the deputy chief of the bureau of investigations for the San Francisco district attorney’s office. He began his law enforcement career in 1987 with the Berkeley Police Department, where he was named Officer of the Year and awarded the Medal of Valor. Wallace also worked for 10 years as a special agent with the San Francisco Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement.
Wayne J. Quint, Jr., a 29-year-veteran of law enforcement, will serve as assistant for external affairs to Director Wallace. For the past 12 years, he has served as president of the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs. Quint is the longest-serving president in the history of the California Coalition of Law Enforcement Agencies, which represents more than 40 public safety organizations and 80,000 statewide peace officers. He retired as sergeant after 29 years with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
Jerry Szymanski, who spent 37 years with the Los Angeles Police Department and retired as a commander, will serve as assistant for evidence-based law enforcement to Director Wallace. He led LAPD’s Narcotics, Commercial Crimes and Burglary-Auto Theft divisions and helped reduce crime in the city to historic low levels by setting realistic goals and objectives, using best practices and measuring results with COMPSTAT, an accountability process. Szymanski also served as second-in-command to deliver police services in the San Fernando Valley.
Christopher Cunnie, a 30-year-veteran of law enforcement and retired undersheriff of San Francisco, will serve as a special advisor for labor and law enforcement to Attorney General Harris. Cunnie, who has 17 years of experience as a patrol officer with the San Francisco Police Department, is a past president of the San Francisco Police Officers Association (1996-2004). Prior to serving as undersheriff, he was chief of investigations for the San Francisco district attorney’s office and director of the San Francisco Emergency Communications Department. He has received two Medals of Valor and the Labor Lifetime Achievement award from the Golden Badge Foundation.
Suzy Loftus is a veteran prosecutor who specialized in domestic violence, elder abuse and firearms cases in the San Francisco district attorney’s office and served on the San Francisco district attorney’s executive staff. In her current role, Loftus serves as a special assistant attorney general, working on criminal law issues and public safety policy, as well as serving as the office’s primary liaison to local, state and federal law enforcement offices.
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