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Celebrating Change! Happy New Year 2009

2008 brought an unprecedented number of visitors to TheLiberalOC. We are glad that you our readers hve responded by continuing to come back. Whether we were talking about the Presidential Primary, the First District Supervisor’s election, the County pension lawsuit, the Board of Supervisor’s remodel of their lobby, or the unprecedented voter turnout in Orange…

Cheer for a Day Helps Bring Woe for a Year

The OCR has reported that Anaheim has paid for its Rose parade float with Convention Center funds meant to promote tourism to the tune of $150,000*. Is this really responsible stewardship when your city is facing a budget loss of millions? As a former candidate, I must say that it’s pretty irresponsible for such a…

Time for Jon Fleischman to Make a Statement on Mike Carona

While so many of us thought Jon Flieschman of the Flash Report and formerly a flack for the Sheriff’s Office would be called to testify as a defense witness in the Mike Carona trial (excuse me, the indicted for corruption, the resigned and disgraced former sheriff who routinely wore his Christian faith on his sleeve…

$326,000 to unlock a couple doors?

We were curious what the violation was that the Santa Ana Fire Department cited the county for in January 2007 that required spending $326,000 to fix. To get to the bottom of things we asked for a copy of the letter the Fire Department sent to the county regarding their January 22, 2007 inspection of the Hall…

Irvine Benefits from Progressive Leadership

In a recent OC Watchdog column, the City of Irvine is not quite in the financial dire straights that Christina Shea and Steven Choi (or Stephen Smith of the dead-in-the-water Irvine Tattler) would have you believe. Some excerpts: Irvine, unlike the U.S. government, is sitting on a pretty pot of money that promises to allow…

Conservatives Blame Republicans for Woes

Over the weekend in the OC Register’s Letters pages and in today’s Los Angeles Times local/California section are two distinct pieces that try to set a bottom or a baseline for conservative politics in California and nationally. The first is a extraordinarily long Letter to the Editor in the Register by Fritz Mehrtens of Irvine. …