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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…

Full Context: What Moxley Left Out of His Beth Krom Hit Piece

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OC Weekly’s R. Scott Moxley has a hit piece on Irvine council member Beth Krom in this week’s edition.  With the exception of regular attacks on do-nothing Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, one would almost think Moxley is writing for The Flash Report these days as his work does nothing but help OC’s Republicans with headlines used in…

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…

The Skosh Monahan Boycott Ain’t Working

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I meant to get to this story earlier in the week, but Daily Pilot columnist Barbara Venezia beat me to it (you can read her column here) but there’s a boycott of Costa Mesa Council member Gary Monahan’s bar and eatery, Skosh Monahan’s, by progressive activist Chris McEvoy who organized a Facebook page to try…

Senator Boxer to Retire; Who will replace her?

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US Senator Barbara Boxer has announced that she will retire from the US Senate setting the stage for an interesting 2016 US Senate battle.  The big question is which Democrat will replace her? From the AP story: Boxer’s retirement will set off a free-for-all among California Democrats, who have been ascendant in the state for…