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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…

Tan Nguyen Running For Congress Again?

We have learned that someone named Tan Nguyen has pull paperwork to run for Congress in the 47th Congressional District. Tan Nguyen was the unsuccessful Republican challenger to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez for in 2006. Nguyen is currently facing trial in federal court for misleading investigators regarding intimidating letters sent out to Latino voters by his campaign.

The Future of Voting in California

Kim Alexander, Executive Director of the California Voter Foundation, spoke in Sacramento Monday at a hearing held by Secretary of State Debra Bowen on the Future of Voting in California. A transcript of Alexander’s remarks follow. What do you envision as the future of voting in California?  The Secretary of State is still accepting public…