Tag Archive for Huntington Beach

Public Employee Unions and Management: Working together to solve budget problems

City leaders agreed to cut about $4.5 million from city departments and unions in an effort to close a budget gap for this fiscal year. The cuts approved Monday night included suspending a police department physical fitness program, using police helicopters less, having firefighters forego raises for the next 18 months, and increasing employees’ contribution to retirement funds. No full-time city staff members were laid off.

Repeal Prop 8 Campaign UPDATE

First off, let’s start with some bad news. It now looks like the California Supreme Court will take its time on the Prop 8 lawsuits. This means we likely won’t immediately know the immediate fate of marriage equality in The Golden State. However, here’s the good news. Considering that the court has asked Attorney General…

CA-46: Just Because Dana Surfs Doesn’t Make Him Awesome

In case you missed it, OC Register surfing columnist Corky Carroll tried to navigate the political world yesterday. Specifically, the world-famous surfer gave a ringing endorsement of Dana. Why? Well, because he’s “cool” to be around with and he can ride waves. Wow. But what about protecting beaches like Trestles? What about keeping the ocean…

Stop the Drilling, Save the Coast!

Hey, everyone! Check out this important message from Environment California. Let’s save our coast! 🙂 Hi TheLiberalOC.com Reader, President Bush announced on Monday that he is lifting the executive order that bans oil and gas drilling on the outer continental shelf — but it’s not too late to protect our coasts. Take action. Call on…

Netroots Nation Update

Here’s the latest word from the street on Netroots Nation, and our great OC Democrats that are attending. Both Steve Young and Debbie Cook are in Austin now, and both seem to be getting a great reception from the crowd. It seems to me that progressive grassroots activists from all over the country are now taking a…

BREAKING: Debbie Cook Outraises Dana Rohrabacher in CA-46!

UPDATE: Total Buzz also has it up! “We’re really building momentum by talking about the issues and values that people across the district share. Our communities want a member of Congress who will fight for better education and healthcare for our children, who will fight to make sure our veterans have the healthcare and benefits…

FYI: Location Change for HB Drinking Liberally

This is FYI for all of you in West County who enjoy HB Drinking Liberally. Please remember that we’ve moved for the summer. Here’s the lowdown on what’s happening. CHANGE OF LOCATION: Oggi’s at the corner of Main and Yorktown Drinking Liberally Huntington Beach Thursday, July 3rd, 2008: 7:00pm Location Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Co.…