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Reality Check: $7 million and an Integrity Agreement

On Thursday December 20th, the County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA) entered into a $7 million settlement agreement with the United States Attorney and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to resolve a federal False Claims Act investigation into HCA’s billing practices. In addition to the $7 million price tag, HCA is…

Ride Free & Stay Safe Tonight With OCTA

Hey there, all you revelers! Are you planning to go out tonight to celebrate the new year? And would you like to do so safely? If so, then OCTA is here to help. If you plan to ring in the New Year safely, without driving a car, consider riding an Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)…

Our Rear-end Review

This has been a phenomenal year for us at TheLiberalOC.com. We were founded in April 2006 by Mike Lawson as a LIBERAL alternative to the Republican/Conservative blog-noise-machines of Orange County.  We ended 2006 with 5131 visitors in the month of December.  This year we will close with about 12,000 visitors in December. That’s a 140% increase in…

Getting What You Asked For

Is anyone else enjoying the collective whine about the Governor from our friends on the right? In 2003, Republicans staged a coup and successfully convinced California voters to recall Gray Davis.  On the number of choices available to Republicans were Arnold Schwarzenegger and State Senator Tom McClintock.  Democrats, largely opposed to the recall effort, were…

Time For Santa Ana To Grow Up

The city of Santa Ana is one of the largest cities in California and its leaders fancy it as a “big boy” city.  Well if that is ever really going to happen Santa Ana needs to grow up and act like one of the big boys.  Reverting back to televising only one of the city…

Sunday Read: Where Subprime Lending Began

“We did it here because you had a lot of talent,” said Jon Daurio, an alumnus of Long Beach Savings who co-founded Encore and now runs a company that buys distressed mortgage loans. “You also had the Godfathers of subprime.” You may not remember Long Beach Savings, but you now know much of the story…