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Recusal Reasons: Tait’s Firm has Billed County for More than $600K to Date

Mayor Tom Tait, Anaheim (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

The Voice of OC ran a story last week about the friendship between Anaheim Council member Kris Murray and Carrie Nocella, who handles government relations for Disney.  AnaheimBlog addressed the post with details that both women were friends before Murray was elected to the city council and their sons attend the same elementary school. But that’s…

Two Wrongs make a Right? The Logic of Sean Mill

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As children, we’re taught “two wrongs don’t make a right.” Santa Ana Planning Commissioner Sean Mill apparently never received this lesson in kindergarten. Instead, he insisted, last night at a Santa Ana Planning Commission meeting, that his prejudicial remarks against a Vietnamese blogger that he was either “raped by pirates” or had “Agent Orange exposure”…

Diamond’s in the Rough

Greg Diamond (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

The Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Orange County will consider removing Greg Diamond as North County Vice Chair at the committee’s meeting next Monday, the LiberalOC has learned.  If a quorum of voters is present and two-thirds vote to expel Diamond from the position, he’s out. The effort to remove Diamond reached a…

United Unions Call for Diamond’s Removal from DPOC Leadership Post

Greg Diamond (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

Two independent sources tell TheLiberalOC that at Wednesday’s special Executive Board meeting of the OC Labor Fed, that all 90-plus unions represented by the LaborFed united with the 20-plus Building Trade unions in demanding that the Democratic Party of Orange County remove Greg Diamond from his North OC Vice Chair post or organized labor will withhold support of Democratic…

Moreno Jr./Bruno Shooting Fallout

Police firing on protesters in Anaheim (Screen Capture Ustream @ timcast)

This post is not a defense of Lucille Kring’s statements that offended so many.  There are no backsies here and while Kring has apologized and redacted her offensive comments in the wake of Robert Moreno Jr.’s shooting death, it’s worth noting that, pending a final investigation, it appears the Anaheim Police Department conducted themselves professionally in…

Spoiler Alert on the OJ’s Paul Lucas Story

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After reading Parts I and II of Vern Nelson’s epic “Paul Lucas is Our Hero” series, I wasn’t sure if I was reading a political blog or watching a drama on the Hallmark Channel.  Nelson’s posts paint a story of good vs. evil, or right vs. wrong, of justice vs. injustice, and promises a happy…