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Is Steven Choi the Odd Man Out for Irvine City Council?

What do IUSD Trustees Carolyn McInerney, Sharon Wallin and Sue Kuwabara all have in common (besides the fact that none of them have kids in Irvine schools anymore, but I regress)? They all served with Steven Choi on the School Board.  But each of them have all endorsed Margie Wakeham for City Council. With three seats open…

Edgardo Reynoso Loses Defamation Suit in Court

Back on May 30th during the primary season, the former manager of Hoa Van Tran’s failed campaign for County Supervisor Edgardo Reynoso, filed a lawsuit against former campaign workers Misha Houser and Courtney Rychel for defamation.  The Liberal OC was barranged with complaints, attacks and challenges to report updates to the case from pro-Hoa Van…

Join OCYD in Making Change Happen This Weekend!

There’s some really exciting stuff happening this weekend. Why not take part in it? Here’s what’s going on. Dear TheLiberalOC.com Reader, If you didn’t watch the Republican National Convention last week then you didn’t miss much. Republicans spent the last eight years screwing things up and are now trying to get credit for acknowledging that…

The Daily Palin: Media Double Standard

(quick Sarah, wrap that old fish in paper and call it “change”) The LA Times’ Tim Rutten had a terrific column yesterday about the double standard being applied by McCain’s PR people when it comes to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. My favorite parts: McCain’s campaign manager, Rick Davis, deserved full marks for chutzpah, for example, when…

A No on Prop 8 Push by the Episcopal Church

I caught this on the evening news last night and provided this post from an LA Times sotry about it.  But church leaders California’s six most senior Episcopal bishops unanimously declared their opposition to Proposition 8, a ballot measure that cals for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage that’s on the statewide November ballot. The…

Shea’s Republican Support Ends at the Checkbook

I tooled over to Christina Shea’s “Shea for Mayor” website (which still has a reference to “Keep Irvine Great” isn’t that cool she’s still using the slogan of the opposition slate, but what’s a little plagiarism among friends, right?). I wanted to see who was endorsing her run for Mayor this time around.   Her…