Irvine Animal Care Center Changes Already Under Way After Volunteers' Complaints

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Obviously overjoyed by the changes.
An independent evaluation of Irvine Animal Care Center has only just begun, but city officials have already made some changes in the wake of allegations by shelter volunteers of inhumane treatment of pets and euthanasia of treatable animals.

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Animal Shelter Volunteers to Raise Concerns About Conditions to Irvine City Council

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City of Irvine
Adopt me!
Irvine Animal Care Center volunteers say they will attend Tuesday's Irvine City Council meeting to express their concerns about conditions at the city-run facility. Botched euthanasia procedures, putting strays down too soon and keeping dogs caged up for hours without letting them out to relieve themselves are among their concerns, and taking a hard look at the leadership of the center is among their solutions.

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Save Saddleback Formed to Fight Closure of San Clemente Medical Center's Emergency Room

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A new group is fighting the planned closure of a hospital emergency room in San Clemente.
A nonprofit has been formed to fight the planned closure of Saddleback Memorial Medical Center San Clemente's hospital bed and emergency room services, and a former district attorney has been retained to consider possible litigation to stop the move, it was announced Thursday.

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North County-Adjacent La Habra Heights Puts an Oil Fracking Ban Before Voters

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Hey, Marylanders, some folks in La Habra Heights might buy that sign off you.
As sides on both sides of the oil fracking debate solidify in North County, a North County-adjacent city council has placed a ban on drilling and fracking on the ballot.

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Ex-Buena Park Mayor Miller Oh Gets 6 Months in Jail for Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies to DMV

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Miller Oh stepped down as mayor after being convicted of five counts of perjury in May.
Former Buena Park Mayor Miller Oh was sentenced this morning to six months in jail for using a fake name and other phony information on DMV documents to avoid paying child support. Keep in mind that the 50-year-old real estate developer used his two daughters as props while campaigning for office. Such a family man!

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7 Stupefying Surprises From Tuesday's Election!

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You want hyper-local listicles, corporatistas? Well, take a huge whiff of these 7 Stupefying Surprises From Tuesday's Election!* **

*... based on uncertified results from the Orange County Registrar of Voters. **Certified results show Boa Nguyen won the Garden Grove mayor's race, so this post has been updated.

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ACLU Blasts Santa Ana City Council for Violating Free Speech Over "F the Police" Hat

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CopWatch Santa Ana
Bijan's council-stopping cap

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California sent SanTana city council members a letter reminding them the basics of free speech just ahead of this evening's meeting. It takes offense to the now infamous October 7 meltdown that occurred when Mayor-for-Life Miguel Pulido demanded a man named "Bijan" take off his "Fuck the Police" hat. When he refused, an hour-long standoff ensued between community members and cops, leading to the Don Papi canceling the city council meeting before it ever started.

"We write to express our strong concern with Santa Ana's policy and practice of restricting speech at open and public meetings of the Santa Ana City Council," the ACLU letter reads.


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Santa Ana Mayor Honored Cop Sued For Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Man

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"If only flat brim hats were illegal..."

In a prelude to city council chaos in Santa Ana over a 'Fuck the Police' hat last week, Mayor Miguel Pulido praised policemen amid jeers during a previous meeting. Santa Ana Police officer John G. Rodriguez received a service award as one of the honorees on September 2 for being on the force 25 years--almost as long as the reign of the Pulidiato itself!

"He's received two Santa Ana police department service medals of valor for actions during encounters with armed suspects," the Don Papi said, mentioning the cop's many credentials. Left out, of course, is the fact that lawsuits filed this year allege officer Rodriguez used excessive and lethal force in shooting Travis Mock, an unarmed man, in the back last year in an incident that also left another man, Jason Hallstrom, dead.


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"Shortsighted" Seal Beach Coyote Killing Plan Produces Online Petition Drive

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This graphic accompanies a Change.org petition to "Stop the Killing of California Coyotes."

The animal activist blowback to plans to systematically rid Seal Beach of coyotes is scheduled to be heard by the City Council tonight amid a new Change.org petition aimed at stopping eradication efforts.

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Irvine Mayor Steven Choi's Remarks Dismissing Chinese and Pakistani Friend Cities Resurface

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Irvine Mayor Steven Choi makes air quotes around "terrorist" during an April council meeting.

Just in time for the Nov. 4 election, Irvine Mayor Steven Choi is again being highlighted for his remarks in April dismissing the cities of Baoji, China, and Karachi, Pakistan, as potential "Friendship Cities."

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