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So who IS Louise Stewardson, write in candidate for SD-37?

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TheLiberalOC contacted Louise Stewardson, a Democratic write-in candidate for State Senate in SD-37, to find out more about her.  Louise conducted an email interview with us about her candidacy and to clear up some misperceptions that are out there in the blogsphere. Who is Louise Stewardson? I’m a registered nurse and small business owner. I…

VOC: More Troubles for Miguel Pulido

District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and Mayor Pulido sit together at the mayor's table at the state of the city address. (Photo by: Adam Elmahrek/Voice of OC).

In last November’s campaign for Mayor, surrogates for Miguel Pulido made a major campaign issue of a 30 second Facebook photo that his challenger, council member Roman Reyna, posed for photos with two old friends — one of whom allegedly had ties to a Latino gang.  The Santa Ana Police Officer’s Association suggested in mail…

Getting the Last Word in on Breast Cancer

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I meant to post this much earlier, but Sunday’s Los Angeles Times carried one of the most powerful Op-Eds you’ll ever read.  Former Times staffer Laurie Becklund’s final piece about her breast cancer diagnosis that claimed her life on February 8.  Becklund built her reputation at the Times for her coverage of exposing Salvadoran death squads…

Wagner accused of coordinating mailers with IEs

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Longshot State Senate candidate Naz Namazi issued perhaps the worst press release I’ve ever seen over the weekend, but we’re writing about it because it calls attention to State Rep. Don Wagner.  Namazi’s release has no real headline and isn’t written in standard news release style, but sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.…