Dan Chmielewski

And just like that, Lou Correa announces for Congress

State Senator Lou Correra in the VIP suite with his LiberalOC sticker (c)2009, TheLiberalOC.com

Former state senator Lou Correa, fresh off an announcement he has joined the staff at CSU Fullerton, took minutes after Congresswoman Sanchez’s announcement to launch his bid for her long coveted seat for Congress. From Correa’s website: Lou Correa Announces his candidacy for U.S. Congress, 46th C.D. Today, Lou Correa, State Senator (Ret), announced his…

Harris announces OC Endorsements for Senate

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California AG and US Senate candidate Kamala Harris has announced a handful of Orange County Democratic endorsements leading up to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez’s anticipated announcement and this weekend’s Democratic Party convention. Laguna Beach Councilwoman Toni Iseman, Huntington Beach Mayor Jill Hardy; Fullerton Councilwoman Jan Flory; La Palma Councilman Steve Shanahan; Laguna Woods Mayor Cynthia Conners; Buena…

Loretta Sanchez to launch Senate Bid Thursday

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Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez will formally announce her bid for US Senate tomorrow according to the Hill. Sanchez will announce her candidacy at the Santa Ana Train Station a day before the California Democratic Party Convention gets underway in Anaheim this weekend. From the story: Sanchez will announce her bid during a press conference at the…

Irvine Council Majority to spend more Taxpayer dollars on Political Witch hunt

Irvine City Council (l-r) Beth Krom, Jeffrey Lalloway, Steven Choi (Mayor), Christina Shea, Larry Agran

Tuesday afternoon (a 3:30 pm start), the Republican Irvine city council majority will convene to approve what’s expected to be hundreds of thousands of dollars for Aleshire and Wynder, the investigators of the Great Park don’t-call-it-a-forensic-audit to pursue tolling agreements from Great Park contractors targeted in their investigation. The city council will approve a budget…

Requiescat in Pace, Eileen Algaze

Eileen Algaze (right) makes a point with Re/Code's Walt Mossberg  (left) in February 2015 in Dana Point

This morning, my heart is heavy with thoughts of my friend Eileen Algaze, who passed away Saturday night after a long battle with cancer.  And even though I miss my friend, I’m heartened to know she left this mortal coil surrounded by her family and, with great courage, defied cancer to truly live each day…