Editorial Staff

Business groups dominate list of legislative donors

From a article by Chase Davis, money and politics reporter at California Watch: Business groups have given more money to California legislative campaigns over the last three years than private citizens and labor unions combined, according to a study released yesterday by Berkeley-based MAPLight.org…. According to the study, business groups accounted for more than 47…

We had a bad bug. We think we’re better now.

Many of you may have noticed that we have had a few problems with a nasty bug that has been going around affecting WordPress based blogs. The bug hit us, Orange Juice and thousands of others around the world. We believe that we have corrected the problem but we do advise all of our users…

Sorry! We had some technical difficulties this morning

Earlier this morning we had some technical difficulties with TheLiberalOC site. For a period of time, visitors to our website may have been redirected to a phony virus protection website. This problem was due to a security vulnerability in our blog software WordPress. We have since corrected the problem. We just want to apologize for…

CUSD Strike Concludes

“It is the courage and determination of CUEA members on the picket lines and the thousands of supportive district parents and community members that resulted in the tentative contract agreement with the CUSD Board of Education,” said CUEA President Vicki Soderberg.

OC Supes Strip Street of investment powers

County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to revoke Orange County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector Chriss Street’s authority to invest county funds. Supervisors said that while Street has done a good job as treasurer, the move was needed to prevent the public and investors from losing confidence in the county’s investment pool until Street’s term ends on Jan. 3, 2011.

California needs a majority vote budget – and you can help

From the California Democratic Party’s web site at http://www.cadem.org Teachers, firefighters and nurses have launched a petition drive to put a majority vote budget on the ballot in November. Their measure changes the vote requirement to pass a budget from two-thirds to a simple majority and penalizes legislators for failing to do their most important…