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Wasteful IUSD Special Election Looks Certain

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Sources tell TheLiberalOC that petitions with nearly 2,600 signatures were turned into the Orange County Registrar of Voters meaning a special election will be held for the school board.  While the signatures need to be verified, the number far exceeds the necessary numbers needed to qualify. This means a special election that will cost in…

The Year of Unkindness in Anahem; Tait Fails to Lead

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With much fanfare last February, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait spelled out his vision for the city of Anaheim in front of a sold out Chamber of Commerce function.  The year 2013 was to be “a Year of Kindness.”  It has been anything but.  Disneyland is in Anaheim and may be the Happiest Place on Earth,…

Happy Holidays from the Galloways

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I dropped off a check for the Eli Home yesterday afternoon and the two sets of finger puppets for the kids in the name of Greg Diamond and Friends (Greg, you got the email acknowledgement I hope!). I can’t emphasize the importance of the work of the Eli Home enough.  While I waited for Lorri…

Bring Back Jeff Kramer

That's Jeff Kramer standing next to President Obama; time to bring him back

Head’s up you editorial Gods of Grand Avenue.  If you want to bolster circulation and bring a badly-needed humor infusion to Orange County, because bloggers and OC Weekly just aren’t cutting it, there is only one solution. Bring back Jeff Kramer. Kramer was a long time humor columnist for the OC Register where he did things…

The Happy Puppet(s)

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Later this afternoon (schedule permitting), I will be swinging by The Eli Home in Anaheim to drop off a check and a couple of unwrapped gifts for kids…in this case, delightful finger puppets for kids 3 to 99 years old.  The check is from me for the good work the Eli Home does and the finger…

US Commerce Secretary to address 2014 CES

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When you consider how important the consumer electronics industry is to Orange County as a creator of good jobs at good wages, it’s good to see the US government taking a bigger interest in this industry as a national jobs creator.  Companies like Broadcom, Vizio, D-Link, Toshiba, and Mitsubishi all have a large presence at CES…