Dan Chmielewski


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What Does Shea Want Irvine Residents’ Email Addresses For?

At last week’s Irvine City Council meeting, the LiberalOC has learned that mayoral candidate and city councilor Christina Shea asked for and received tens of thousands of email addresses the City has acquired from Irvine citizens.  Shea used a public records act to get access to these email addresses from Irvine residents who signed up…

In Defense of Jane Fonda

Mike Spence at RedCounty and the Flash Report had his panties in a bunch last week over Gov. Schwarzenegger’s decision to induct actress Jane Fonda into the California Hall of Fame. Mike wrote soem choice words about Ms. Fonda and he got most of his facts wrong.

Todd Gallinger responds to Irvine Tattler over Smear Attempt

The Irvine Tattler, a pro-Shea/Choi website that doesn’t allow readers to comment directly to correct obvious mistakes or disagree with a story, ran a private email from local lawyer Todd Gallinger, the treasurer for the “Yes on Measure H” organization in Irvine.  Gallinger wrote to Tattler editor Stephen Smith in a attempt to correct the record…

Mayor Ackerman in Irvine?

We got a tip Wednesday morning and a second tip Wednesday afternoon alerting us that State Senator Dick Ackerman had decided to run for Mayor in Irvine once his term in the State Senate is complete.  I called the Senator’s Tustin office Thursday morning, and the person answering the phone said, “It’s the first I’ve…

Gila’s DPOC Statement

As eloquent as Misha Houser was in communicating the conditions for her inside Hoa Van Tran’s campaign for First District Supervisor, our own Gila Jones made a powerful impact as well. Here is her statement from Tuesday: Many allegations have been made about things going on in Hoa Van Tran’s supervisorial campaign. Many of these…

Scott McClellan’s book burns Bush Administration

Former Bush administration press secretary Scott McClellan, a former pupil of Irvine Mayor Beth Krom when she was a student teacher, has a new book coming out about his time at the White House and it has former colleagues in an uproar. Bush press secretary Dana Perino issued the following statement:  “Scott, we now know, is disgruntled about…

The Other Casualty at DPOC Last Night

Last night’s DPOC meeting was not a death knell for the party and nor was it a shining moment of leadership. The party’s decision to allow Hoa Van Tran to retain the party’s endorsement is not quite a victory for the campaign, but more of a stay of execution when the voters have their say…