Monthly Archives: February 2015

So who IS Louise Stewardson, write in candidate for SD-37?

TheLiberalOC contacted Louise Stewardson, a Democratic write-in candidate for State Senate in SD-37, to find out more about her.  Louise conducted an email interview with us about her candidacy and to clear up some misperceptions that are out there in the blogsphere. Who is Louise Stewardson? I’m a registered nurse and small business owner. I…

VOC: More Troubles for Miguel Pulido

In last November’s campaign for Mayor, surrogates for Miguel Pulido made a major campaign issue of a 30 second Facebook photo that his challenger, council member Roman Reyna, posed for photos with two old friends — one of whom allegedly had ties to a Latino gang.  The Santa Ana Police Officer’s Association suggested in mail…

Getting the Last Word in on Breast Cancer

I meant to post this much earlier, but Sunday’s Los Angeles Times carried one of the most powerful Op-Eds you’ll ever read.  Former Times staffer Laurie Becklund’s final piece about her breast cancer diagnosis that claimed her life on February 8.  Becklund built her reputation at the Times for her coverage of exposing Salvadoran death squads…

Where Will the Angels Go? LA NFL Deals Show Many Options

The Angels and the city of Anaheim aren’t talking.  The Memorandums of Understanding on a proposed parking lot development deal that could finance major renovations or a new stadium is long dead.  All along, our friends at CATER, many of whom haven’t been to a game at the Big A in years, have a mantra:…

Irvine State of the City Spoiler: Library, Library, Library

The 2015 State of the City Address in Irvine is all about Choi’s proposed $200 million plus massive library at the Great Park.  It’s a virtual rewrite of his 2013 State of the City address and for two years, not a lot of progress on it. Choi’s Sunday guest column in the OC Register declares…

Wagner accused of coordinating mailers with IEs

Longshot State Senate candidate Naz Namazi issued perhaps the worst press release I’ve ever seen over the weekend, but we’re writing about it because it calls attention to State Rep. Don Wagner.  Namazi’s release has no real headline and isn’t written in standard news release style, but sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.…