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IUSD plans public hearing on major Bond measure

The note below arrived in my mailbox from Terry Walker, IUSD Superintendent, because I’m a parent of an Irvine Unified student, not because of the blog.  Commentary in a moment: I recently wrote to you about the Irvine Unified School District’s (IUSD) plans to update our aging schools to a similar standard as our newer…

California’s Largest Union for Hospitality Workers Backs Joe Dunn for Congress

Hot off the press from the Joe Dunn for Congress campaign: Santa Ana, Calif. – UNITE HERE Local 11, which represents more than 21,000 hospitality and culinary workers throughout Southern California, has endorsed Joe Dunn for California’ 46th Congressional District, announced the Dunn campaign. “Joe has the strongest record of helping working families and our…

Mayors and City Councilmembers from across Los Angeles County Endorse Loretta Sanchez for U.S Senate

Hot off the press from the Loretta Sanchez for US Senate campaign: Over twenty more Elected Officials have chosen to endorse Loretta Sanchez, citing her community outreach, education advocacy, and national security experience February 24, 2016 – Support for Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez’s bid to replace Barbara Boxer in the United States Senate continues to grow among…

IUSD Trustee Michael Parham pulls papers for OC BoE

Hot off the press; this came in yesterday afternoon. We’re told that if Michael Parham, a Republican, isn’t elected to this seat, he won’t seek re-election to the IUSD board where he’s been a trustee since 2004.  Parham has often been rumored to be a city council candidate but has never pulled papers for a city…

Whites Only: “Parody” John Birch Society Fundraiser for OC GOP BoE Candidates Screams Racism

Certain Republicans in Orange County have distinguished themselves for posting overtly racist “humor” ever since Barack Obama was elected president in 2008.  First Dean Grose posted an image of watermelons on the White House lawn and Marilyn Davenport’s shared on a Photoshopped portrait of chimps with the president’s face superimposed over the baby chimp.  And…

Updated: Santa Ana Council Member Michele Martinez Will Launch Bid for First District Supervisor

TheLiberalOC has learned that Santa Ana Council member Michele Martinez will formally announce a big for the Orange County Board of Supervisor’s First District; a formal announcement of her candidacy is expected early this afternoon. Martinez emerged as a Democratic Party favorite after fellow Santa Ana Council Member Vince Sarmiento changed his mind about a…