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Nah, Chriss Street’s not distracted.

There has been a great deal of discussion about the issue of the County investing about 14% of its portfolio, $837 million, in high-risk Structured Investment Vehicles, (SIV) the largest such investment of any local government entity in California. So what are SIV’s? From Wikipedia: A structured investment vehicle (SIV) is a fund which borrows money by…

Is Race An Issue For Measure D Opponents?

This February voters in Santa Ana will have an opportunity to decide on a controversial ballot proposition that would extend the number of four year terms for city councilmembers from 2 to 3.  The proposition known as Measure D has brought together a small, but vocal, faction of voters led by Councilmember Michele Martinez.  For…

No Mo’ Toll Road to Trestles: We Win

  In the words of Congressman Ken Calvert, “thanks to Reps. Susan Davis and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), a toll road project that has been years in the making has been set back indefinitely.”  Look at what I found this morning at JOMO Blog! I see a lovely epitaph to “Foothill-South”, the now dead effort to…

Live from Santa Ana: Sean H. Mill joins TheLiberalOC

In case you haven’t noticed yet, Sean H. Mill has joined the LiberalOC Blog Team. Sean joins us after blogging for Orange Juice blog for longer than I think he cares to admit. Never to let a liberal blogger go without a platform, we gladly accepted Sean’s request to join us. It is still a…

Tuesday BOS Meeting: Can anyone say Street Fight?!

The gloves are coming off in the feud between Treasurer Chriss Street and Supervisor John Moorlach. Start snapping your fingers because this may be as good as the West Side Story fight scene. Today, Street went on the offensive against Supervisor Moorlach and Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) General Manager Nick Berardino in an opinion piece in the…