Heather Irene Justus

My blogging here is not an endorsement of any other opinion but my own. I'm no longer new to blogging, I've been writing locally and nationally since 2007 starting here at the Liberal OC. I was born in New York and grew up in Huntington Beach, CA and currently live in Aliso Viejo. I graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in English and Film and eventually may go back to school, but I'm still figuring out what I want to be when I grow up. Until then, I work and write and try to do something useful here in the OC by using the word to point out the things that make me frustrated. It's a daily struggle. Issues that peak my interest the most are environmental (yes, I don't just 'believe" in climate change, I listen to all those whacky scientists), gender and body issues (women deserve equal pay, I'm a feminist too, crazy) to the continuing widening economic gap we are not enjoying here in the US (which ties to education, stagnant wages and debt). So many issues, but those are the top three right now. I am an unabashed corgi lover, nerd and all around strange girl. I am lucky enough to be raising a wonderful daughter as well and enjoying being unmarried.

Clinton’s Lead in Pennsylvania narrowing…

Of course the media is still going to run with the “double digit” win by Clinton even though it stands at 9.2 points as I type.  I guess that 10 just wasn’t so “solid”.  So the Pennsylvania finish is now clearly closer than was reported on election night, and it could end up even closer. The…

Writing a check for $400 is not considered a tax?

That’s what Capistrano Unified School District is asking parents to do, pay $400 out of their pockets to try to keep from having to lay off hundreds of teachers in their district.  This is not considered a tax in of itself? South Orange County families are being urged to donate $400 per student to save…

PCH Still closed because of too much shit…

Not something that you want to read about over the breakfast coffee but you can’t ignore 20,000 plus gallons of raw sewage spilling across PCH in Laguna Beach. The spill happened yesterday afternoon and forced the closure of the road. According to the Register there was at one point, fifty gallons a minute of raw…

Dean wants Superdelegates to decide…NOW!

An increasingly firm Howard Dean told CNN again Thursday that he needs superdelegates to say who they’re for – and “I need them to say who they’re for starting now.”“We cannot give up two or three months of active campaigning and healing time,” the Democratic National Committee Chairman told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “We’ve got to…