The LiberalOC would like to extend warm birthday wishes for Irvine City Council member Beth Krom. I met Beth about 10 years ago when she was in her first term as a city council member when she came to speak to my cub scouts about the Great Park. Like me, Beth is from Upstate New York and has a winter birthday. And there is nothing worse than a kid who gets a new bike for their birthday only to be unable to ride it for four months waiting for the snow to melt. Beth is a leader in the community and personifies public service. We wish her the happiest of days and warm wishes for the New Year.