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Happy New Year

HappyNewYear

As we close the books on 2014 and look ahead to 2015, TheLiberalOC would like to thank our readers for another terrific year. Happy New Year everyone.

IPSF Donation Deadline is Near

Nasim Pedrad, an IUSD graduate and former SNL actress poses with IPSF CEO Neda Eaton at the 2010 IPSF Gala

Tomorrow is the last day of 2014 and the Irvine Public Schools Foundation is less than 10 percent away of a critical fundraising goal of $1.3 million by the end of December which is matched dollar for dollar by the City of Irvine.  IUSD schools remain funded below state averages so parents and friends of…

Hope?

Pope Francis

Some reasons for hope in 2015. Is Pope Francis leading a new moral majority – is truth, justice, compassion making a comeback? David Atkins gives us some hope in his Washington Monthly column:

Santa Ana’s Sliding Scale on Disclosure Forms

Sean H. Mill

The Santa Ana City Council takes great pains to paint itself as running a city government that’s open and transparent.  And the city, at it’s December 16 meeting, voted to not re-appoint Planning Commissioner Phil Bacerra on the grounds he hadn’t disclosed –in writing — all of his ex-parte communications that Bacerra had previously reported verbally…