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Updated: Santa Ana Council Member Michele Martinez Will Launch Bid for First District Supervisor


TheLiberalOC has learned that Santa Ana Council member Michele Martinez will formally announce a big for the Orange County Board of Supervisor’s First District; a formal announcement of her candidacy is expected early this afternoon. Martinez emerged as a Democratic Party favorite after fellow Santa Ana Council Member Vince Sarmiento changed his mind about a…

A Stronger Democratic Party Emerges from the State Convention

Sharon Quirk-Silva

Any gathering of the Democratic Party always resembles a family reunion.  There’s a lot of joy at seeing your friends and there’s always some little incident that takes place that distracts from the bigger picture, but thanks to our photographer Lou Delgado, you can enjoy these pictures of this weekend’s festivities. The photos accompanying the…

Two Wrongs make a Right? The Logic of Sean Mill


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”…

Santa Ana’s Sliding Scale on Disclosure Forms

Sean H. Mill

The Santa Ana City Council takes great pains to paint itself as running a city government that’s open and transparent.  And the city, at it’s December 16 meeting, voted to not re-appoint Planning Commissioner Phil Bacerra on the grounds he hadn’t disclosed –in writing — all of his ex-parte communications that Bacerra had previously reported verbally…

Senator Correa pulls papers for possible mayoral run

Senator Lou Correa, (Photo:Lou Delgado)

Ending weeks of speculation, Senator Lou Correa has pulled papers to run for Mayor of Santa Ana. Earlier last month, City councilman Roman Renya entered the race, followed by Mayor Miguel Pulido. Rumours have been swirling in Santa Ana political circles the Pulido might retire after more tha 20 years as Mayor.

Sarmiento Announces Endorsements for Re-Election Bid

Working Families Line Up in Support of Councilman Vincent Sarmiento for Re-election in Santa Ana City Council. Santa Ana, California – Councilman Vincent Sarmiento receives the backing of working families for his re-election to represent Santa Ana’s Ward -1. “We are proud to endorse Councilman Sarmiento for re-election. Councilman Sarmiento has a proven record of delivering…

Endorsements Continue to Rack Up for Benavides

Orange County’s “First Responders” Back David Benavides for Mayor Earns Support of Police, Sheriffs and Firefighters Based on No-Nonsense Attitude Toward Public Safety   Santa Ana, CA– Applauding his commitment to public safety throughout his career in public service, the Orange County Coalition of Police and Sheriffs (OC COPS) and the Orange County Professional Firefighters…