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County and Deputies Contract Talks Reach Impasse

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As of 4 pm Friday, contract talks between the County of Orange and the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs have reached an impasse. Deputies had until then to accept the county’s last, best and final offer, on a new contract after almost two years of talks. THeir answer was no thanks

United Unions Call for Diamond’s Removal from DPOC Leadership Post

Greg Diamond (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

Two independent sources tell TheLiberalOC that at Wednesday’s special Executive Board meeting of the OC Labor Fed, that all 90-plus unions represented by the LaborFed united with the 20-plus Building Trade unions in demanding that the Democratic Party of Orange County remove Greg Diamond from his North OC Vice Chair post or organized labor will withhold support of Democratic…

Irvine’s Chinese Community Angry with Republican Council Majority

Choi at Truman dinner with anti-Pelosi sign (credit TheLiberalOC.com)

  The fallout from last week’s Irvine City Council meeting and Friendship city has begun to burn stronger.  The City of Irvine was sent a letter from Irvine resident W. Jia, a professor at Chapman University, criticizing the council majority for politicizing a friendship city opportunity with a city in China.  Irvine Pakistani residents complained about…

Republican-Led Red-Baiting Lives on in Irvine

Allan Bartlett

  Twitter is a marvelous tool for some — 140 characters to demonstrate a complete lack of tolerance, demagoguery and good old-fashioned McCarthyism all directed by conservative Irvine city commissioners and senior officials in the Republican Party in the wake of last week’s city council meeting in which there was an effort to expand Irvine’s…