Chris Prevatt

Anaheim Union High School District Board selects new Superintendent

Michael Matsuda, AUHSD

North Orange County Community College District Trustee Michael Matsuda, and long time friend of LiberalOC, has been appointed by the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees a Superintendent for the district. Founded in 1898, the AUHSD has a student population of approximately 31,000, making it one of the largest school districts in the state.

Rackauckas draws a Democratic challenger

Greg Diamond (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

Greg Diamond, Northern Regional Vice President of the Democratic Party of Orange County, has thrown his hat into the ring to challenge Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. Diamond announced to DPOC central committee members on Monday that he would be running and on Wednesday announced his campaign at the monthly meeting of Los Amigos-OC.

Santa Ana’s Pulido under FPPC investigation

Mayor Miguel Pulido - Photo: Chris Prevatt/LiberalOC

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has opened its own investigation of Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido over a property swap that resulted in a 197,000 profit to the mayor. The FPPC is investigating possible violations by the mayor, according to a Feb. 18 letter from the agency. The possible violations include failing to report economic interests in the property, as well as the transaction itself, and Pulido’s vote on the $1.35 million contract awarded to the previous property owner.

Final Drinking Liberally Event at Memphis This Thursday

Santaora Building in Santa Ana Artists Village

As Dan wrote previously, Memphis at the Santora in Santa Ana is closing. Our favorite restaurant and bar has been the host location for our weekly Drinking Liberally gatherings since August of 2006. We will be celebrating almost 7 1/2 years of liberal conversation and fun this Thursday, February 6th. The conversation starts at 8:30 pm.

New Year Brings Inclusive Tet Parade

LBGT Tet Parade Contingent

January 31, 2014 marks the beginning of the Vietnamese New Year, the year of the Horse. Unlike last year’s parade, this year the parade organizers have decided to allow the participation of a group representing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender members of the Vietnamese community.

Fleischman in the middle of FPPC Complaint alleging illegal contributions

Jon Fleischman

A 600 page complaint filed by former Democratic Party of Orange County Chairman Frank Barbaro alleges illegal contributions that helped lead to the Republican take-over of the reigns of Irvine city government. A total of $186,000 was poured into the Irvine mayoral and City Council races by Irvine resident and Republican consultant Jon Fleischman through California Term Limits PAC, which was formed three months before the election.