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What Do YOU Think About Anaheim’s Affordable Housing Problem?

“This is to show our strength, to give us a voice so the council will listen to us,” said Jaime Ramirez, an unemployed auto parts distributor from Anaheim who joined the march [for affordable housing]. There was a rally near Angel Stadium yesterday organized by a coalition of community groups, churches and unions, aimed to…

“Stroud”ing The Issues

Glen Stroud, patriarch of Santa Ana’s angry couple, has sent a letter to Mayor Miguel Pulido and members of the Santa Ana City Council demanding my removal from the city’s Planning Commission. The centerpiece of Stroud’s demand is my January 16th post here on the Liberal OC in regards to the $1.5 million gentrification plan…

Sunday Read: On South Carolina

“The polls were all over the place, so I was prepared for anything,” the Santa Ana resident said, then noted neither of the two Democratic frontrunners has been able to pull ahead yet. “Voters everywhere — Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina … and soon, Florida and California … everybody is deciding for themselves. It’s not…

Greg Haidl Gets Out of Jail

Greg Haidl is no longer behind bars.  This story in the OC Register details the terms of his early release from jail.  So he now needs to Register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.  Lock up your liquor cabinets and hide your daughters.  When Rep. Todd Spitzer refers to Liberals as…

The Once and Future Governor

I frequently have opportunities to be introduced to big-name politicians, but I generally demur. I don’t figure these folks will ever remember me, so what’s the point? I made an exception, though, the first time I had a chance to meet America’s first rock-star politician, California Attorney General and former (perhaps future?) Governor Jerry Brown.…

From the Frozen Tundra

I’m in St. Paul at the moment where is a balmy 5 below zero with a wind chill on minus 14; It’s not weather. It’s an emergency condition and I keep wondering why FEMA hasn’t shown up to get these people out. CityVibes is the Twin Cities version of OC Weekly (no “Ask a Mexican”…

Chuck’s Running

State Rep. Chuck DeVore has thrown his hate into the ring for the 70th assembly district. He made the announcement at the CRP meeting, er SNAFU, this week. Chuck was the group’s legislator of the year on a record of Hemp reform and an withdrawn proposal to build more Nukes (what are the standards for…