Two recent public-safety incidents under investigation

PHOTO: Soka Public Safety Director Craig Lee in his office on February 27. During this semester, two events concerning public safety have had that effect: a man accused of a lethal hit-and-run was arrested on campus, and someone entered students’ rooms and rearranged their belongings without permission. The Pearl reached out to Director of Residential … Continue reading Two recent public-safety incidents under investigation

Local woman protests against Aliso Viejo city council partisanship

By Julian Nazar Following the November midterm elections, the Aliso Viejo City Council convened on November 9 for its bi-monthly meeting. At this meeting, similar to others, both local individuals and businesses were recognized for their outstanding service to the community. In this case, Kaylin Maddox, a graduate from St. Mary’s School, was awarded a … Continue reading Local woman protests against Aliso Viejo city council partisanship

Local Author Ties it All Together in New Book

Soka University featured in a chapter of Ties That Bind, by local author Suzanne Chun, the wife of Aliso Viejo city councilman and Soka Bistro frequenter Ross Chun, recently published a book Ties That Bind: Tales of Love, Family, and Friendship which contains several short nonfiction stories that represent some of her most treasured memories. … Continue reading Local Author Ties it All Together in New Book

A Conversation with Newly-Elected City Councilwoman Tiffany Ackley

Tiffany Ackley didn’t expect to go into politics. After receiving her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law, she decided to become an environmental attorney. Since then, she has advocated for stronger environmental standards on behalf of Orange County Cities and Water Districts. Nine years ago, she decided to move with … Continue reading A Conversation with Newly-Elected City Councilwoman Tiffany Ackley