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FPPC Poised to Fine Fullerton Developer Tony Bushala Over 2012 Mailer

The Fair Political Practices Commission will decide next week whether to fine Fullerton developer Tony Bushala, the former blogger for Friends for Fullerton’s Future, $2,000 over irregularities in a political mail issued in the 2012 election designed to hurt Fullerton City Council member Jan Flory. In the meeting next week, the Commission will review what really is…

Melissa Fox announces new bid for Irvine City Council

Irvine city commissioner Melissa Fox has announced that’s she’s a candidate for Irvine City Council.  Here’s her letter to supporters that came out this morning: I am running for Irvine City Council. I love Irvine. Our beautiful parks, our thriving communities, our small businesses, our first-rate schools, our dedicated and professional police department and low…

Bao Backs Bernie for President

Hot off the press: Garden Grove, CA – On the day of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation Presidential Primary Election, Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen has officially announced his endorsement of Bernie Sanders.   Nguyen, who is running an insurgent campaign for Congress against two better known and more centrist Democrats, released the following statement:  “It’s going to…

OC ADAs Endorse Correa for Congress in CD-46

Former State Senator Lou Correa snags the endorsement of the Assistant District Attorneys Civic Action Committee in the race for CD-46.  Here’s the press release:   SANTA ANA, CA— Continuing to lock up important public safety support as he campaigns to represent California’s 46th Congressional District seat, today former State Senator Lou Correa won a…

FPPC Confirms an Investigation of Irvine Council Member Christina Shea

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has informed TheLiberalOC is investigating Irvine Council member Christina Shea. A February 5, 2016 letter to us states: “…The Enforcement Division of the Fair Political Practices Commission will investigate the allegation(s), under the jurisdiction of the Commission, of the sworn compliant you submitted in the above-referenced matter.  You will…

US Census Data and Anaheim Demographer’s Analysis Reveal City Has No Latino Majority District in People’s Map

An analysis of census data in Anaheim concludes that none of the districts drawn by “The People’s Map” have a CVAP Latino majority. Anaheim Councilmember Jordan Brandman was vilified for suggesting there were problems with The People’s Map and was steamrolled by a huge public outcry in which the Anaheim City Council adopted the map…