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Plastic Bag Ban worth fighting for.

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Update: Surfrider is asking that people who support the plastic bag ban in Huntington Beach to attend Tuesday’s HB City Council Meeting at 6 PM. During my tenure as a Huntington Beach City Councilman, I stopped counting the number of times we debated the issue of banning single-use plastic bags at 17. 17 times that…

Who Wins the Game of Drones?

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The recently completed Consumer Electronics Show just gets bigger and bigger every year with massive new convention space in the Venetian and Sands Expo spill over into the Aria, not to mention three main halls in the Las Vegas Convention Center.  You leave the show thinking all of your electronics are terrible and can’t wait…

TheLiberalOC files FPPC Complaints against Two Santa Ana Planning Commissioners

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TheLiberalOC has formally filed FPPC violation complaints against two Santa Ana Planning Commissioners — Eric Alderete and Sean Mill — for failure to disclose their financial interests and/or investments.  As evidence, that was required, we provided copies of both Commissioners’ Form 700 disclosure forms as posted on the City of Santa Ana’s website and indicated…

Kashkari Abandons Poverty as a GOP Issue

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Neel Kashkari, who has been mentioned as a contender in the race for Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat, has made a lot of noise about poverty last year, but has been silent on the issue since Election Day. And now that Kashkari has been mentioned as a possible Republican candidate for US Senate, it’s worth revisiting this…

AG Harris Announces Senate Bid

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris has announced she’s a candidate for US Senate to replace retiring Senator Barbara Boxer. Here’s the copy from an email Harris sent to the Democratic faithful: I’m excited to share with you that I’m launching my campaign to represent the people of California in the United States Senate. Your support…