Monthly Archives: December 2017

Happy New Year

One quarter of the Trump term is in the books and it’s our New Year’s wish that mid-term elections provide solid Democratic majorities to the House and the Senate with all of the obstruction and investigative powers Congress yielded during the Obama administration. Our wishes for the New Year: Democrats retain supermajority control of the…

Consider Paying Your Property Taxes Before the New Year

From the OC Tax Collector’s office: The new federal legislation relating to the deductibility of State and Local Taxes (SALT) greatly scales back how much state and local taxes can be deducted on federal income taxes in 2018. Under the 2017 federal law, the SALT deduction is unlimited. In the new legislation, taxpayers can only…

Wishing you the Merriest of the Christmas Season

TheLiberalOC wishes our readers a blessed holiday season regardless of your faith or traditions.  I point to the Christmas truce of WWI as evidence how opposing sides can table disagreements for a common celebration of peace and goodwill towards all. Blessings be with you and peace to you for the New Year — Dan Chmielewski…

Instead of Loretta’s Annual Holiday Card, This Update

As the year comes to a close I wanted once again to thank you for all of your support for the Senate and this past year in particular. People ask, “What are you doing now?” Yes, it is true I sold a tv drama series to NBC and am working on the pilot for the…

Will Linda Ackerman Make a Run for Irvine City Council?

Linda Ackerman, the wife of former State Senator Dick Ackerman who now runs a non-profit called “Irvine Cares” that does the bidding of big developers in town, is pondering a possible run for Irvine City Council in 2018 according to two sources — one Democrat and one Republican – who spoke to TheLiberalOC on the…

Congressmember Lou Correa is backing Ashleigh Aitken for Anaheim Mayor

Anaheim, CA—Congressmember Lou Correa, who has also served Anaheim neighborhoods in the California State Assembly, State Senate, and as an Orange County Supervisor, announced he is endorsing Ashleigh Aitken for Anaheim Mayor. “Ashleigh is tough, but fair and will work hard in our neighborhoods to find solutions that help grow our middle class and local…