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Judge Nelson?

Orange County Superior Court Judge Marc Kelly is being served with a recall notice today (hat tip to Matt Coker at the OC Weekly), and should the movement to remove the judge for an atrocious sentence of 20-year old  Kevin Jonas Rojano-Nieto, who sexually assaulted a three-year old girl he was related to.  The crime…

Patriot Act Section 215 Deadline Looms: are We Safer Online?

Loretta Sanchez

June 1 brings a looming deadline; section 215 of the Patriot Act, which is the National Security Agency’s sweeping surveillance program of online communications, is up for renewal.  The Patriot Act, crafted hastily in the wake of 9/11, has been renewed every time it’s come up.  There’s a new bill, the USA Freedom Act, designed to…

Irvine City Council will discuss unanticipated site soil contamination at Portola High Site

Council member Beth Krom wants the I’s dotted and T’s crossed when it comes to the chain of communications in regards to new findings of soil contaminates at the site of Irvine’s new Portola High School currently under construction.  The recent discovery of petroleum hydrocarbons and naphthaline, a known cancer causing agent typically found in…

The case for Sukhee Kang in SD-29

While the news of Sukhee Kang’s candidacy for SD-29 broke last week might be old (I was out of town on business all last week; sorry readers), I hope to shed a little light on his announcement. Kang led Irvine through the toughest years of the Bush-recession as Mayor.  The city of Irvine used a…

Irvine Council Majority Running Scared of Possible State Probe

TheLiberalOC has learned the City of Irvine has directed the city’s lobbyist to do everything possible to persuade a State Legislative audit committee from investigating the conduct of the city’s two-person audit sub-committee and the investigators of a $1.3 million “audit” that cherry-picked witnesses and demanded private business records of Great Park contractors other clients.…