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With all her baggage, should Janet Nguyen even be running for SD34?


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From the OC Political Blog

The heat’s still on.  First District County Supervisor Janet Nguyen, the Orange County GOP’s Local Elected Official of the Year, has been fingered AGAIN by the union-funded Voice of OC for conspiring with two CalOptima Board members to ignore a Federal audit critical of their leadership:  CalOptima Leaders Shelved Critical Audit.  Tracy Wood reports:

The move killed a chance to fix at least some potential problems as much as a year before federal auditors discovered one of CalOptima’s programs posed a “serious threat to the health and safety” of participants.  According to meeting records and emails, Nguyen and CalOptima board Vice Chairman Lee Penrose, who is president and CEO of St. Jude Hospital in Fullerton, put off making a decision on which firm to hire. County Health Care Agency Director Mark Refowitz, who became board chairman during the process, didn’t act to ensure that the work was done.

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MUZEO to host a reception for the AUHSD Color and Light student art exhibition on 4/21

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The MUZEO is hosting the 14th Annual Anaheim Union High School District Student Art and Photography Exhibit, Color and Light, with a free reception that starts on Monday, April 21, 2014, from 4:40 pm – 8:40 pm at 241 South Anaheim Blvd., in Anaheim.  You may attend a reception and view artwork at 4:40 p.m.  The program begins at 6:00 p.m.

The exhibit will feature photography, drawings, paintings and 3D design.  This exhibit will be available through May 4. Read more…

 
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City Council – Apr 22, 2014

Published on April 18, 2014 by in News

The agenda for City Council dated Tuesday, 22 April 2014 has been published. Access it here:
http://anaheim.granicus.com/AgendaViewer.php?view_id=2&event_id=474

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Workshop: City Efforts at Combating and Preventing Homelessness – Apr 22, 2014

Published on April 18, 2014 by in News

The agenda for Workshop: City Efforts at Combating and Preventing Homelessness dated Tuesday, 22 April 2014 has been published. Access it here:
http://anaheim.granicus.com/AgendaViewer.php?view_id=2&event_id=473

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Anaheim to participate in national candle lighting memorial for all fallen U.S. soldiers

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Media contact: Ruth Ruiz, (714) 765-5060 office, (714) 420-7797 mobile

ANAHEIM TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL CANDLE LIGHTING MEMORIAL FOR ALL FALLEN U.S. SOLDIERS

ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 17, 2014) Honoring our U.S. Military men and women is a priority for the City of Anaheim, and this year the City will participate in the National Candle Lighting Memorial on Saturday, May 17. The candle lighting will take place from 1-2 p.m. at the Anaheim Veterans Monument located at the corner of Anaheim Blvd. and Broadway. All are welcome to attend anytime during the hour to pay respects to all fallen military members. A brief program will take place at 1:30 p.m.

“Our brave military men and women have selflessly protected our country since the time of our Founding Fathers, and it is fitting and right they are forever remembered,” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. Read more…

 
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2014 Newport Beach Film Festival

Published on April 17, 2014 by in News

By kbrandenburger

Newport Beach Film Festival April 24 through May 1
Posted April 17, 2014 by Shayna Marks

Lights, camera, action! It’s that time of year when Hollywood cruises down the 405 straight into Orange County for the annual Newport Beach Film Festival. This star-studded event is much more than just parties and red carpets; it’s a unique opportunity to see some of the best cinematic works of art from the past year.

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Where to Watch the Anaheim Ducks’ Playoff Games in Orange County

Published on April 16, 2014 by in News

By kbrandenburger

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Posted April 16, 2014 by Evan McNerney
The Anaheim Ducks, finishing as the top seed in the Western Conference, set a franchise record with 116 regular season points and 26 come-from-behind wins. Wednesday night the team will commence the 2014 playoffs against the Dallas Stars. This is will mark the third time that Anaheim has faced Dallas in the postseason.

Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars First-Round Schedule

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Quick Tips: Where to Watch the Anaheim Ducks’ Playoff Games

Published on April 16, 2014 by in News

By kbrandenburger

Anaheim Ducks Playoff game
Posted April 16, 2014 by Evan McNerney
The Anaheim Ducks, finishing as the top seed in the Western Conference, set a franchise record with 116 regular season points and 26 come-from-behind wins. Wednesday night the team will commence the 2014 playoffs against the Dallas Stars. This is will mark the third time that Anaheim has faced Dallas in the postseason.

Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars First-Round Schedule

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Parolee convicted of human trafficking and pimping a 15-year-old girl in Anaheim

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Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release, Case # 14HF0868: April 15, 2014

PAROLEE CONVICTED OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND PIMPING OF 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL

SANTA ANA – A parolee was convicted today of the human trafficking of a 15-year-old girl after bringing her from Los Angeles County to Orange County to engage in prostitution. Kenny Ray Mann, 25, Compton, pleaded guilty to one felony count of human trafficking and one felony count of conspiracy to commit pimping. He has a 2008 prior strike conviction and prior prison conviction for robbery, for which he is on parole. He was sentenced to five years formal probation and 12 years in state prison suspended pending successful completion of probation.

Mann is a pimp/human trafficker who exploits women and/or children for financial gain. Read more…

 
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Bookeeper from Anaheim charged with embezzling over $1.4M from two law firms

Published on April 15, 2014 by in News

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Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release, Case # 14HF0868: April 15, 2014

BOOKKEEPER CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLING OVER $1.4 MILLION FROM TWO LAW FIRMS AND ISSUING UNAUTHORIZED CHECKS TO HUSBAND

NEWPORT BEACH – A bookkeeper faces charges for embezzling over $1.4 million from two law firms and issuing unauthorized checks to her husband. Shawna Renee Barretto, 39, Anaheim, was charged in March 2014 with 22 felony counts of computer access fraud, 21 felony counts of falsifying records, seven felony counts of grand theft, two felony counts of identity theft, one felony count of theft from elder, with sentencing enhancements for aggravated white collar crime over $100,000, aggravated white collar crime over $500,000, property damage or loss over $65,000, property loss over $200,000, property damage over $1.3 million, money laundering over $50,000, and money laundering over $150,000. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of 32 years in state prison. Read more…

 
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