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Building/Construction Trades Demand Diamond’s Removal from DPOC Leadership

Greg Diamond (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

TheLiberalOC has obtained a letter from the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council to Henry Vandermeir of the Democratic Party of Orange County that unless Greg Diamond, a lawyer and candidate for District Attorney, isn’t removed from Diamond’s Vice Chair of the DPOC North leadership post, the union will immediately withdraw all support of…

PayanX gets endorsement from NewSantaAna

Pedroza after

  The New Santa Ana blog is probably the biggest critic of Payan X, the free early morning get-in-shape bootcamp run by Marc Payan.  The blog has previous cited noise complaints, asked questions about insurance and has been critical in general because two Santa Ana council members the blog is exceptionally critical of – David Benavides and Michele Martinez…

Moreno Jr./Bruno Shooting Fallout

Police firing on protesters in Anaheim (Screen Capture Ustream @ timcast)

This post is not a defense of Lucille Kring’s statements that offended so many.  There are no backsies here and while Kring has apologized and redacted her offensive comments in the wake of Robert Moreno Jr.’s shooting death, it’s worth noting that, pending a final investigation, it appears the Anaheim Police Department conducted themselves professionally in…

GOP Donor Backing AAA’s SB 994 Behind Efforts to Deny Democrats Supermajority Status

Assemblyman Jose Solorio

When you think AAA, you think emergency road service and maps for the family vacation (although Garmin and Google Maps have pretty much put an end to that). But in reality, AAA is is an insurance company. Last week, it unveiled legislation, SB 994, billed as the “AAA Insurance Data Grab Bill” by its opponents, that would allow insurance companies to access data from automobiles.

CATER to Sue City of Anaheim Again

Greg Diamond (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

Greg Diamond, DPOC vice chair for the North County District, candidate for district attorney, OJ blogger and CATER lawyer, sent a notice to the Anaheim City Council of CATER’s intention to sue the city of Anaheim. Here’s the document: March 25, 2014, 4:45 p.m. (email address redacted) Councilmembers and Staff, City of Anaheim: Two weeks ago,…

Solorio Drives Ties Local Job Creation to New RSCCD Construction Projects

Jose Solorio

RSCCD trustee and Democratic candidate for SD-34 Jose Solorio today announced that he drove an effort approved Monday by the Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) Board of Trustees that will create thousands of local jobs while improving education facilities at Santa Ana College. From the press release:  “The agreement requires 66 percent of all…