Tag Archive for Beth Krom

Nick Anas to step down from DPOC Position

Nick Anas

Nick Anas, the executive director of the DPOC, will step down from this post at the beginning of the new year to accept a position in the private sector here in Orange County, the LiberalOC has learned. Nick was a mainstay in the OCYD organization and a key member of Beth Krom’s congressional team in…

Agran Goes Out on a High Note

Agran Gaido Fox reception December 2014

About 250 people attended a farewell reception for outgoing Irvine Council member Larry Agran Tuesday night at Irvine City Hall.  Running mates Melissa Fox and Mary Ann Gaido also attended and it was actually a pretty upbeat affair as the trio thanked supporters and hugged friends. This is actually the second time Agran has left…

Will Irvine’s Republican Majority Do Away with Community Partnership Funds?

Irvine City Council (l-r) Beth Krom, Jeffrey Lalloway, Steven Choi (Mayor), Christina Shea, Larry Agran

In Larry Agran’s last city council meeting, there was opposition to charities Agran wished to offer Community Partnership Funds.  Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway said Agran’s awards would have left incoming council member Lynn Schott will limited options to make her own awards — likely to very conservative causes.  Each member of the city council…

A Letter from Beth Krom to Irvine Voters

Councilmember Beth Krom welcomes Pelosi.

I’ve known Beth Krom long before I ever got involved in political blogging; it all started when she came to speak to my cub scout pack about the plans for the Great Park just after she and Larry Agran led the fight to stop the airport.  If you’ve been a homeowner in Irvine prior to…

Register Editorial Pages endorse First Democrat for 2014 Election – Sharon Wallin for IUSD Trustee

Sharon Wallin, second from right, was endorsed for re-election to the IUSD board by the OC Register.

The Orange County Register’s editorial pages remain in complete denial of the county’s purple hue.  In 2012, they endorsed exactly one Democrat — Orange Mayor Tita Smith, whom we’ve heard but never confirmed, failed to vote for President Obama in 2012, which would certainly explain the Register’s endorsement.  In today’s edition’s, they endorse Sharon Wallin…

The Cancer in OC’s Democratic Party

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It’s become increasingly apparent that Orange Juice blogger Greg Diamond’s “advocacy” on political matters is hurting the Democratic Party in Orange County and our candidates more than helping it.  His combative style, bullying tactics with those he disagrees with, and demands for attention in OC’s news media are a distraction at worst and a detriment at best when…