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Candidate Speed Dating with the OC Young Democrats

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If you haven’t been to the OC Young Democrats candidate speed dating event, its loads of fun and a great way to talk with candidates for office seeking OCYD support. There’s such an event tonight and here are the details: MONTHLY MEETING AND MIXER  Featuring: Candidate Speed Dating Who: Orange County Young Democrats  When: Wednesday,…

Supes Plan to Boost Crony Pay

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For more than a year and a half the Orange County Board of Supervisors has been arguing with its bargaining units that it has no money for employee raises, and that the county must “live within its means.” Apparently living within their means doesn’t apply to the Supervisor’s cronies

Sources: Dr. Jose Moreno to Run for Anaheim City Council

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Four independent sources tell TheLiberalOC that Dr. Jose Moreno will run for Anaheim City Council instead of re-election to his school board seat.  We’re told a press conference will be scheduled for Friday morning, campaign photos will be shot Thursday, and one source says that Moreno will be a part of Mayor Tom Tait’s “Good…

Senator Correa pulls papers for possible mayoral run

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Ending weeks of speculation, Senator Lou Correa has pulled papers to run for Mayor of Santa Ana. Earlier last month, City councilman Roman Renya entered the race, followed by Mayor Miguel Pulido. Rumours have been swirling in Santa Ana political circles the Pulido might retire after more tha 20 years as Mayor.

40th Anniversary of Nixon Resignation is Next Week

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In a week, we’ll mark the 40th anniversary of President Richard M. Nixon’s resignation.  I remember the night like it was yesterday.  My grandfather came home from work and gave me a copy of the New York Daily News with the largest headline I’ve ever seen in a mainstream newspaper — Nixon Quits.  If you’d like…

Choi makes unsubstantiated claim about creating jobs in Irvine

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Do you think a Mayor of a mid-size city (populations of more than 150,000 to 450,000) can affect policies that led to private sector job growth?  Unless it’s a city contract, it’s doubtful.  But Irvine Mayor Steven Choi is claiming that among his accomplishments as mayor is decreasing Irvine’s low unemployment rate from 5.6 percent…