Dan Chmielewski

Cavazos: “It’s a new Santa Ana!”

Santa Ana City Manager David Cavazos. (Photo by: Adam Elmahrek)

TheLiberalOC sat down with new Santa Ana City Manager David Cavazos this week. We’re pleased to report the city has found the right man for the job. Cavazos has been in OC roughly 100 days and already, he has become Santa Ana’s biggest cheerleader

Kelly Thomas Verdict: NOT Guilty

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The Fullerton police officers charged in the death of Kelly Thomas were found Not Guilty. There LA Times has the story here: Ex-Fullerton officers found not guilty in Kelly Thomas death Los Angeles Times | January 13, 2014 | 4:04 PM Two former Fullerton police officers were found not guilty in the killing of Kelly…

Great Park Forensic Audit; Politics Over Substance

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I’ll say this to Council member Christina Shea and Jeff Lalloway: mission accomplished. The forensic auditor delivered exactly the sort of document you wanted for the upcoming November elections. It’s loaded with the sort of editorial comment against Larry Agran you sought and charges of non-cooperation against Great Park contractors and it republished a bunch of numbers that have been covered in the multiple compliance audits already.

Next Time, Nick Should Just Slug Him

Nick Berardino, Calling it like it is. - (Photo: OCEA)

The County of Orange has filed an assault complaint against the OCEA General Manager Nick Berardino. The complaint alleges that at a negotiations session on Wednesday Berardino allegedly “verbally abused and physically threatened with violence” county negotiators.

Happy New Year

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So who said non-election years aren’t exciting.  We’re not looking back at 2013 but looking ahead to so much more. The mid-term elections that will bring about one new Congressional rep from OC and hopefully a new Democratic majority in the House.  John Campbell steps down and maybe someone can finally beat Dana Rohrabacher who…