Orange County – Local

Local Orange County Political News

QuachGate: Incident Personnel Costs $1,943

Yesterday I received a partial response to the public records requests I filed related to Andy Quach’s DUI accident and arrest on August 2, 2009. I say partial response because out of more than a dozen items requested, I have the answers to two. I asked what the personnel costs in terms of time and…

Celebrating 3 Years of Drinking Liberally in Santa Ana

Three years ago, on August 17th to be exact, Mike Lawson hosted the first gathering in Orange County for Drinking Liberally. We met at Memphis at the Santora in Santa Ana for what Mike hoped would be a regular weekly gathering place for Orange County Liberals. It’s wasn’t so much about drinking, rather it was about…

In a New York Minute…Everything Can Change

With apologies to Don Henley, the dynamics of the 2010 US Senate election campaigns have changed in a New York Minute for State Rep. Chuck DeVore. DeVore now has a primary to worry about in his Quixotic bid to replace Senator Barbara Boxer.  Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina has taken steps to declare her candidacy…

QuachGate: Stonewalled By Westminster City Attorney?

On the one hand, I really do have empathy for the staff at Westminster City Hall, and Police Department. They have a difficult job dealing with the drama that is Andy Quach, Tyler Diep, and their Godfather Van Tran. They have been hit with dozens of public records requests and have had to send most…

Sheriff Hutchens Implements Management Layoffs

Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens announced after the Board of Supervisors cut the Sheriff’s Department by $28 million that she would be laying off two Assistant Sheriff’s and five Captains to meet the budget shortfall. Her management team learned yesterday who at the top was getting chopped. Assistant Sheriff’s Jack Anderson and  J.B. Davis will…

Westminster Councilman Tyler Diep “Unplugged”

The Orange County Register was first up with this story HERE. TheLiberalOC has also obtained a copy of the recording of Westminster Councilman Tyler Diep’s attempts to intervene on behalf of the Citryst Restaurant on February 6, 2009 (actually the early morning of February 7th). In the recordings below first you will hear Councilman Diep calling…