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Harriett Wieder, first woman elected as OC Supervisor, dies at 89

The Orange County Register reported Monday night that former Second District Supervisor Harriet M. Wieder has died. She was 89 years old. Wieder was elected to the Huntington Beach City Council in 1973 and became Mayor in 1976. In 1978 Wieder became the first woman elected as a Supervisor in Orange County. She served on the Board from 1979 to 1995.

Mark McGwire ponies up to using steroids

Former St. Louis Cardinals slugger and (former?) Irvine resident Mark McGwire came clean about his use of steroids during the fabulous 1998 season that saw him chase baseball’s single season home run mark with Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs.  McGwire hit 70 dingers that year in a season that helped baseball recover from the 1994…

“Toll Road Jerry” Amate Named OCTA Chairman

With Jerry Amante running for the Assembly, this OCTA board vote seems to be giving the keys of the kingdom to someone likely to be an absent chairman.  But Toll Road Jerry Amante was named chairman of the OCTA today. Read the press release below: Amante Selected As New OCTA Board Chairman  Tustin mayor will…

TheLiberalOC challenges GGUSD Trustees to come clean about Brown Act violation

TheLiberalOC has submitted a letter to the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Trustees challenging them to come clean and admit violations of California’s open meeting statutes (The Brown Act) at their December 15, 2009 organizational meeting. At the January 5, 2010 meeting of the Board, Trustee Dr. KimOanh Nguyen-Lam alleged that violations of the…

OC Deputies Facing Only 7 “possible” Layoffs -so far

While the Sheriff’s Department managers are flying to LA for Chili Cook-offs, and keeping on payroll more than 70 highly paid double-dipping management retirees; more information on the looming budget cuts facing the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) is starting to seep out. Yesterday evening an email went out to Sheriff’s deputies from their union leadership…

Vietnamese Businessman Phu Nguyen Announces Assembly Bid

“I am running because I still believe in the California Dream. My parents came to California as refugees from Vietnam with two dollars in their pocket and the dream of making a new life in this great country. They struggled and sacrificed, working long hours to build a business, but they thrived because they found opportunity. That opportunity included a great education system, infrastructure investment, support for working families, and a business community focused on common goals. Their success was linked to the success of California as it grew to the eighth largest economy in the world.”