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OC Sheriff Candidates Narrowed to Two

Acting Sheriff Jack Anderson is out of the running to replace retired Sheriff Mike Carona who resigned earlier this year to fight federal corruption indictments. Today the Orange County Board of Supervisors cut the list of final candidates down to former LA Sheriff’s Department division chief and Santa Ana Chief Paul Walters. Peggy Lowe over…

Happy Election Day! How Was Your Voting?

Have you voted yet? If not, you still have until 8:00 PM tonight. Go over to www.ocvote.com to see where your polling place is. But if you already have voted, what was your experience? Was the polling place busy? Were all the machines working? Or did you do what I did, which was vote by…

Hoa Tran’s Campaign Manager “Allegedly” Files Suit

Orange Juice Blog and Red County/OCBlog are reporting that Hoa Van Tran campaign manager Edgardo Reynoso has filed suit against two former staffers and “10” Does for Defamation in an unlimited civil lawsuit. Well, he hasn’t actually filed shit as of (9:00 am today). The papers are unsigned by the attorney of record and have…

The Real Republicans of Orange County… And Why We Should Defeat Them

“Typically in Republican primaries and typically in Orange County, the candidates are going to be pretty close together philosophically, so it makes it more challenging to indicate differences between the candidates that can convince voters they should vote for you and not the other guy.” – Dick Ackerman, Soon-to-be-termed-out State Senate Minority Leader (R-Irvine) I…

What Does Shea Want Irvine Residents’ Email Addresses For?

At last week’s Irvine City Council meeting, the LiberalOC has learned that mayoral candidate and city councilor Christina Shea asked for and received tens of thousands of email addresses the City has acquired from Irvine citizens.  Shea used a public records act to get access to these email addresses from Irvine residents who signed up…

Grindle Files Complaint Against Assemblyman Tran

Peggy Lowe over at The OCRegister’s Total Buzz is reporting: Grindle files complaint against Van Tran OC’s campaign finance watchdog Shirley Grindle has filed a formal complaint with the DA and the state attorney general’s office claiming that Assemblyman Van Tran’s campaign donation to Dina Nguyen was, in fact, an in-kind contribution and not an…

County Supervisors: Gas prices? Let them eat cake.

Norberto Santana over at the Orange County Register reported yesterday about the proposed increase in car allowance and free gas that County elected officials and senior executive managers receive as part of ther benefit package. In an environment where the county is redcing needed staff, closing needed facilities, and avoiding the purchase of needed equipment, they…