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One Week to Go to Help Hillary Win!

Hi, everyone… Especially all you fantastic OC Hillstars for Hillary! Have you been making calls from one of the campaign offices recently? If so, the campaign has a special message for you: Thank you for the time you dedicated to phone banking in the Santa Ana “Hillary for President” campaign office. You are certainly making…

Thinking Liberally, Where have all the ADULTS gone?

Where have all the ADULTS gone? It is starting to look like the adults in government have left the playground and the children remaining have run amok. Whether it’s Moorlach, Carona, Street, Mauk, or the Santa Ana City Council, these kids are out of control. We’ve got Board of Supervisors Chairman John Moolach and his…

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.…