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Obama Nails the SOTU; GOP Reaction, Meh

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From the State of the Union speech I heard, you’d hardly know the Democrats lost the Senate last fall.  President Barack Obama’s 6th State of the Union was masterful in its delivery and his message reasonated with the majority of the American people via a cool tool used by CNN. Here’s the speech in full. …

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…