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Perspectives on Iowa

The Iowa caucuses are behind us and the real winner from the event is clearly President Obama.  It’s the first contest of this election year and with the New Hampshire Primary close behind, it’s far too early for certain Republican challengers to throw in the towel.  Iowa and New Hampshire are both small states.  Iowa…

Stories of the Year – 2011

Leprechaun Mayor Gary Monahan

Well, 2011 is just about behind us and a presidential election year is just ahead – time flies.  Let’s look back at some of the 2011 stories we covered here in no particular order.  We can debate which one is the top story but it’s pretty subjective.  Please feel free to include your own in…

Birthday Wishes to Irvine’s Beth Krom

Beth Krom

The LiberalOC would like to extend warm birthday wishes for Irvine City Council member Beth Krom.  I met Beth about 10 years ago when she was in her first term as a city council member when she came to speak to my cub scouts about the Great Park.  Like me, Beth is from Upstate New…

Wish in 2012 with a Great Night at the Great Park

Great Park 2012

In the spirit of the “First Night” celebrations around the country, you can wish in the New Year at Orange County’s Great Park Saturday night.  This free admission event ($10 for parking) is a family oriented New Year’s Eve with the countdown for 2012 on the East Coast to give the grown ups plenty of…

An In-Depth Look at Democrats Running for AD-69

AD-69, currently occupied by State Rep. Jose Solorio, is the lone assembly seat where the Democratic candidate should win in a walk. Currently, there are three declared candidates for the seat and they include, in order Tom Daly, Orange County’s clerk-recorder and former mayor of Anaheim; Michele C. Martinez, Santa Ana city council member, and Julio Perez, a labor activist from Anaheim

Choi to Run for Mayor in Irvine

Termed out Irvine City Council member Dr. Steven Choi is a candidate for mayor in the 2012 election and it brings up all sorts of fun to look forward to in the coming election cycle. Choi, who embarassed himself and the city by wearing a Photoshopped image of then Speaker Nancy Pelosi as Stalin in 2009, was the subject of voter fraud charges from former Assembly candidate Jerry Amante, then Mayor of Tustin. Choi and his entire family were registered to vote from a rented condo/apartment in Woodbridge while the city councilman was still clearly residing in a posh Woodbury home.