The following news release went out this morning. We figure our readers will be interested in this news.
TheLiberalOC.com acquires SunnyD Blog
Acquisition to bolster coverage of Santa Ana, Anaheim, Costa Mesa for Leading Liberal Blog based in Orange County
SANTA ANA, California â€“ August 14, 2009 â€“ TheLiberalOC.com, a leading progressive political blog that challenges Orange Countyâ€™s Right-Wing Noise Machine, today announced the acquisition of the SunnyD Blog in a private transaction. The acquisition means SunnyD editor and publisher Claudio Gallegos will join TheLiberalOC blog team and augmenting the blogâ€™s coverage of politics in Santa Ana, Anaheim, and Costa Mesa with an emphasis on expanding political influence of Orange Countyâ€™s Latino community.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition was funded through private investment.
â€œWe are delighted to add Claudio Gallegos to our blog team,â€ said Chris Prevatt, publisher of TheLiberalOC.com. â€œClaudio has significant respect in the OC blogosphere and the respect of Orange Countyâ€™s political movers and shakers due to his journalistic approach to political blogging. We believe his posts will add more readers and will make our site more attractive to advertisers seeking to reach progressive Democrats in Orange County.â€
â€œI am thrilled to join TheLiberal OC and believe Sunny Dâ€™s readers will be better served by adding our voice to one of the leading political blogs in the county,â€ said Gallegos.
TheLiberalOC also announced the addition this month of Deborah White, a progressive blogger for About.com, to TheLiberalOC.com blogroll.
Orange County is home to more than 500,000 registered Democrats, tied with San Diego county and ahead of San Francisco County for the county with the most registered Democratic voters in the very Blue state of California.
TheLiberalOC provides news and opinion with a center/left point of view.
The Liberal Orange County is maintained by a group of OC liberals. The blog is focused on the liberal political world of Orange County, and spotlights the people that are fighting the good fight. The opinions expressed by individual bloggers on this site are theirs alone and individually.
TheLiberalOC.com is a 2008 Best of OC winner for â€œBest Liberal Blogâ€ and is a nominee for the JustSpottedâ€™s â€œBest Local Blogâ€ from www.just-spotted.com.
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We are looking forward to Claudio’s first post, and welcome him to the team.