Students wrapping up testing on their advanced studies

Again this month, I spent 14 days administering Advanced Placement examinations to ninth- through 12th-grade students at Valencia High School in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, a rewarding task I’ve enjoyed for 16 years. Successful scores on these exams can earn university credits and often allow students to bypass introductory courses at the universities… Keep Reading

Yorba Linda still benefits from grant program thought up by President Nixon

Appropriately, Richard Nixon’s boyhood home of Yorba Linda is one of 1,209 governmental jurisdictions nationwide participating this year in one of the signature ideas of Nixon’s presidential administration: the Community Development Block Grant program. Implemented on a bipartisan basis just months after Nixon left office in 1974, the block grants combined several separate federal programs… Keep Reading

Cisneros, Steel both face complaints over campaign banners

A Democratic incumbent and a front-running GOP challenger in Orange County House races are both catching heat over campaign banners displayed at recent events, with even minor potential rules violations drawing swift rebuke from critics months before the primary in these hotly contested districts. A 39th District resident recently filed an ethics complaint with federal… Keep Reading

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