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Some Favorites from 2010

only one more photo to go until our happy ending (c) 2010 The Liberal OC

In July of 2010 TheLiberalOC was named Best Political Blog by the Orange County Press Club. We are humbled by the recognition we received and look forward to providing the best political coverage possible in the coming year.

The Scariest Bloggers in the OC-2010 edition

  It’s Halloween, so for our annual Trick or Treat, we present our picks for the scariest bloggers in the OC blogsphere with tongue firmly planted in cheek.  Let us know if there’s anyone we missed. Bloggers 10.  Claudio Gallegos, The LiberalOC — from disrupting the NUFF forum to insisting that if he saw Miguel…

Campaign Fire Drill in Santa Ana

My phone rang several times over the weekend when residents of Santa Ana called to report that fire trucks were driving around the city with signs promoting the campaigns of Mayor Miguel Pulido, Councilman Sal Tinajero, and Assemblyman Jose Solorio. The callers were upset that while the fire truck has no decals to identify the fire agency and appears to be decommissioned and no longer in service; the intent is clear to those neighbors just getting a quick look that on duty Santa Ana firefighters and a working fire unit is driving their neighborhoods in support of three local candidates for public office.

Tinajero Hit Site Goes Live

Ward 6 Santa Ana Councilman Sal Tinajero is the target of a new website that criticizes him for what critics call his support of a tax hike and his “lax” public safety record since being elected.  Tinajero is the only council member up for re-election facing opponents in next month’s election. One reason for bringing…

Is Michelle Martinez Buying Positive Blog Coverage?

We’ve spent the past few days reviewing the financial reports of various candidates for office throughout Orange County.  And something on Michelle Martinez, an unopposed candidate for re-election for Santa Ana City Council, jumped out at us.  Michelle paid $385 to Pedroza and Associates for “campaign consulting.”  This is interesting because Pedroza and Associates, run…