Tag Archive for Jerry Amante

Exclusive: Lalloway won’t run for Assembly

Jeffrey Lalloway, Irvine City Councilman

TheLiberalOC has learned that Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway will not run for AD-68 if State Rep Don Wagner wins a special election for for State Senate. Lalloway cited the young age of his two daughters and desire to remain close to his family in Irvine as a principal reason.  Lalloway told TheLiberalOC Friday…

Apples & Oranges Carpetbagging?

Cecilia "Ceci" Iglesias

SAUSD trustee and failed AD-69 candidate Ceci Iglesias has filed three complaints —  one with the Orange County Registrar of Voters, one with the State Attorney General’s Office and one with the California Secretary of State’s office — all to ask for an immediate investigation of and the removal of AD-69 primary runner up Sherry…

OCTA Sues Yorba Linda Water District

Now that the election is over, we’re back to something more meaningful and the actual actions of government agencies.  After months of futile negotiations, the OCTA has decided to sue the Yorba Linda Water District for $1 million because a pipeline that’s been in place for decades needs to be moved to accommodate the OCTA’s…

OC’s Scariest Politicos

Happy Halloween!  In our tradition, we offer this year’s edition of OC’s scariest political figures.   #10, Chris Thompson, Fullerton School Board — Distrustful of government, hate unions, can’t wait for the police to investigate? Chris Thompson is your man.  Call him and he’ll hassle teenagers parking in a car on school grounds after dark,…

Amante Votes on Grand Jury Ruling Criticizing Him; Shirley Grindle says it’s the Height of Arrogance

The Tustin City Council finally met to discuss a recently Grand Jury report that faulted Tustin councilman Jerry Amante and Laguna Hills councilman Allan Songstad for using their positions of authority to unduly influence officials at Brandman University to be critical of the work of Professor Fred Smoller (more on this in a second).  With…