Anaheim’s ‘Outside Agitators’?

Just after 5 p.m. on Aug. 1, fewer than a dozen protesters from Los Angeles-based activist group By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) gathered on Anna Drive in front of the colorfully decorated Manuel… Continue reading

Welcome to Anaheimistan

On July 29, several groups gathered in front of the Anaheim Police Department to demonstrate against a recent spate of police shootings including Occupy Oakland, Los Angeles and San Diego. Theresa Smith, who… Continue reading

Anaheim Protests Over Police Killings Spark Unrest

What started out as a peaceful protest in front of Anaheim City Hall on Tuesday escalated to city-wide unrest as crowds swelled up to 1,000 in the streets into the night. Over a… Continue reading

Anaheim’s Cruzaders

On the afternoon of Dec. 11, 2009, the Anaheim Police Department received a tip that an armed parolee was roaming the back streets of Anaheim’s working-class Loara neighborhood. At the same time, Caesar… Continue reading

Disabled Woman, Victim of Predatory Loans Evicted from Cypress Home

Teri Royal, a disabled woman and former business owner, was locked out from her property in Cypress yesterday under court-ordered foreclosure proceedings. Orange County Sheriff Department deputies stood downstairs of the two-story house as about a half-dozen… Continue reading

The Billionaire’s Club: OC Mitt Romney fundraiser unites Occupiers and Tea Partiers

Late on the afternoon of June 1, a small group gathered in front of Newport Beach’s infamous Balboa Bay Club, the longtime gathering place for Orange County’s old money. Dressed in smart suits… Continue reading

Is the Anaheim City Council the Next Target for Recall Over Police Abuse?

As Fullerton residents anxiously awaited their City Council recall results on Tuesday night, a group of about a dozen protesters gathered at an Anaheim City Council meeting. The protesters were family members of Caesar Cruz, Justin Hertl, Joe Whitehouse and Martin Angel Hernandez; all shot to… Continue reading

Project Cambodia

In January, I traveled with a group of California State University Fullerton (CSUF) journalism students to Cambodia to report on a medical mission. We stayed for two weeks to document the volunteer work… Continue reading

A refugee in exile

While in state prison, Kosal Khiev jumped out of bed from a terrible nightmare. The 32-year-old former Santa Ana resident woke up in the middle of the night, washed his face and looked… Continue reading

SQE ends hunger strike

Students for Quality Education (SQE) ended their hunger strike after 10 consecutive days. According to a SQE press release, the 12 students ended their deliberate starvation after media coverage led to California lawmakers… Continue reading

CSU Chancellor Reed rejects hunger strikers’ demands

Students for Quality Education (SQE) hunger strikers and their supporters met Friday with Chancellor Charles B. Reed, General Counsel Christine Helwick and Systemwide Police Chief Nate Johnson in Long Beach. SQE started a… Continue reading