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QuachGate: It’s A Bloomin Onion

Most good stories have a main component. You pull back one layer, only to find another. Call me crazy, but I think I may have stumbled on to a Bloomin Onion with this whole Andy Quach DUI story. At first glance, the story of Andy Quach falling asleep at the wheel of his Mercedes S550 on Saturday night, mowing…

County Managers will still get their raises

The Orange County Register’s Jennifer Muir reported yesterday (Managers will get pay raises — eventually) that the Orange County Manager’s Association and County negotiators (also managers)  agreed to formalize their agreement to postpone their scheduled pay increases, but not give them up all together. Looks like Tom Mauk was only blustering when he was touting for the…

Santa Ana Council decides on Graffiti and Trolley’s

We mentioned yesterday that the City of Santa Ana was considering a new graffiti ordinance and the approval of a contract for the development of a trolley in Santa Ana. I was unable to be at the meeting but the OC Register has the full reports below: Santa Ana puts parents on hook for graffiti:…

QuachGate News Flash

TheLiberalOC has learned that someone with the same name as Westminster City Councilman Andy Tuan Ngoc Quach, has been cited for three moving violations since 2004. The first citation occurred on January 18, 2004 for driving at an unsafe speed and without proof of insurance in Santa Ana. The insurance charge was dismissed and Quach…

Auto Dealers Ending Their Cash for (Political) Clunkers Program

The nation’s largest auto dealers association has apparently decided to end its long standing participation in the Cash for (Political) Clunkers program. An historically dependable source of income for Republicans in the House and Senate, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has long contributed about twice as much to Republican election campaigns than to Democrats.…

On the Agenda at Santa Ana Council Tonight

There are a couple of items that might be of interest to our readers from Santa Ana being considered by their City Council tonight. The Council is scheduled to consider a new graffiti ordinance that will add tough new penalties for taggers, and their parents. The Council will also consider awarding of a $6 million contract for…

QuachGate: Driving Into Power

Okay, the story of Andy Quach, member of the infamous “Gang of Seven” Viet politicos led by Van Tran, falling asleep at the wheel got me wondering. Is there more to this story than a simple case of Driving Under the Influence? I have heard that at some point Quach was paid by Assemblyman Tran to…