Monthly Archives: April 2010

An Update on our Lawsuit against Art Pedroza

A lot of people have been asking where things are with TheLiberalOC’s lawsuit against Orange Juice Blog publisher Art Pedroza.  It’s a question I get every time I attend a Drinking Liberally event and people I have never met in Santa Ana eagerly come to shake my hand and express gratitude to me about filing…

California Professional Firefighters Endorse Phu Nguyen for 68th State Assembly

Fountain Valley, CA – The California Professional Firefighters (CPF) has endorsed  Phu Nguyen for 68th State Assembly District.  Lou Paulson, President of the CPF stated,   “Phu Nguyen’s commitment to public safety and his deep roots in the Orange County community make him the right choice. He has earned the support of front line firefighters, and…

AB-32 is not the Jobs Killer opponents say it is

We had the experience of personally meeting Jon Fleischman yesterday at a fundraiser for the USA Men’s and Women’s Olympic Volleyball teams at Morton’s Steak House in Anaheim.  And while this experience did little to change my perception of Mr. Fleischman, it did call to mind a post he placed on the FlashReport about what a…

35 Years Ago, South Vietnam Fell to Communist Rule

Among Vietnamese refugees in the United States and in many other countries, the week of April 30 is referred to as Black April and is used as a time of commemoration of the fall of Saigon. . The event is approached from different perspectives, with arguments that the date was a sign of American abandonment , or as a memorial of the war and mass exodus as a whole.

Has the OC Sheriff’s Race Narrowed?

UPDATED: A new poll from Lewis Consulting shows that incumbent Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens is locked in a dead heat with challenger Bill Hunt, a retired sheriff deputy. Hutchens polled at 21 percent, followed closely by Hunt at 20 percent in a sampling of 400 voters taken between April 23-26.

Oil Spill Grows to Twice the Size of Maryland Due to Lack of Safety Controls

The nonprofit environmental group SkyTruth warned that the growing disaster “could soon surpass the sorry benchmark 20 years ago set by the 11 million gallon Exxon Valdez spill.”
Environmentalists say the oil is likely to hit the delta and a series of barrier islands that have still not fully recovered from hurricane Katrina six years ago and which are home to more than 400 species.
BP was at the forefront of recent lobbying of the US government against stronger safety controls for offshore drilling.

Speaker Perez and Asm. Solorio to hold State Budget Forum in OC

California continues to face unprecedented budget challenges. Legislators need your input in this process in order to make tough choices on what to fund, what to cut, and where to find the needed revenues. This is an unprecedented opportunity for you to be engaged in the state budget process within our representative democratic framework.