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Last Build Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:41:18 +0000


OC Young Democrats: Statement Concerning Sexual Harassment Committed By Local Democratic Leaders.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:59:33 +0000

The below press release was sent to TheLiberalOC yesterday afternoon from Danielle Serbin, the chair of the Orange County Young Democrats and not their publicity chair.  From the announcement, Serbin owns the announcement and it appears this was issued by her but with the support of the full board which is her right to do…

Anaheim “Welcoming City” Recommendations Place Symbolism Over Solid Policy

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:39:53 +0000

  Earlier this month, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB54 into law making California a “sanctuary state.”  The new law takes effect in January and it limits who state and local law enforcement agencies can hold, question and transfer at the request of federal immigration authorities.  Of course, the Trump administration’s Justice Department went nuts over…

CSUF College Republicans Embrace Hate Speech as Free Speech

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:57:07 +0000

One of the joys of free speech in this country is tolerating speech you hate.  To combat speech you hate, the best solution is more speech.  But with everyone talking and screaming at each other, is any listening going on? The CSUF Republicans at Cal State Fullerton are outraged that the college’s Associated Students Inc.…


Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:47:34 +0000

  Strong Fundraising Figure Demonstrates Rouda’s Potent Force in CA-48 Contest   LAGUNA BEACH, CA — Serving as further evidence of his formidability in the race against incumbent Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and for California’s 48th Congressional District seat, today technology entrepreneur and Democrat Harley Rouda’s campaign announced that he had topped $600,000 raised for his campaign. At the end of…

Brian Forde Raises More in First Fundraising Quarter Than Any Other Candidate Challenging Mimi Walters (CA-45)

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:39:22 +0000

Former Obama Advisor raises over $400,000, posting the strongest opening fundraising quarter of any Democrat running in this closely watched “red-to-blue” race IRVINE, Calif. — Orange County native and small business owner Brian Forde announced this week that his campaign for Congress in California’s 45th congressional district has raised over $400,000 since its launch on…

Dr. Hans Keirstead Shatters CA-48 Fundraising Record While Out-Raising Primary Field With Historic Fundraising Quarter

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:36:29 +0000

      LAGUNA BEACH – Today, the Keirstead for Congress campaign announced it broke the single-quarter fundraising record for a Democrat running in CA-48 and out-raised the primary field two quarters in a row by raising $330,937.24 in quarter three of 2017.   “Along with breaking the fundraising record for Democrats in this district,…

Josh Lowenthal to run for AD-72

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:32:26 +0000

  Democrat Josh Lowenthal announced his candidacy for the 72nd Assembly seat. The 72nd District includes Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Westminster, Fountain Valley, Midway City, Rossmoor, Sunset Beach, and Los Alamitos. In 2016, Hillary Clinton carried the district by 8 percentage points.    “I’m running for Assembly because our broken political system doesn’t need the…

Gustavo out at OC Weekly

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:21:25 +0000

Gustavo Arellano has either been fired from or resigned from OC Weekly.  The Liberal OC learned his OC Weekly Twitter account was shut off the the locks to the office were changed. The Liberal OC was told Arellano resigned because he was told to lay off half the staff.  The OCWeekly Facebook page says Arellano…

Public Records, Copyright, Fair Use and a Developer’s Belief that the Irvine City Council is Not Doing “What’s Right for the City”

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:40:06 +0000

Last week, we offered a post that TheLiberalOC might be sued for releasing a voice mail and a transcript of said voice mail from a consultant to FivePoint Communities that was left on Irvine Council member Lynn Schott’s private voice mail which was released to this blog as part of a public records request. We…

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