As might have been predicted even outside a world that created Freddy Krueger, the long reach of the late Thomas Fuentes is extending beyond the grave.The take-no-prisoners Orange County GOP chairman emeritus has a mortal emissary (Frank Mickadeit) keeping the Tio Tomas spirit alive through the Ora ... More >>
[UPDATED 1-7-2012 with notes at the end.] For seven years up to 2010, Libertarian-leaning Art Pedroza often dominated Orange County's political blogosphere by breaking news and offering biting commentary on area politicians, journalists and activists.Along the way, Pedroza picked up plenty of rea ... More >>
Hat tip to the Liberal OC's Dan Chmielewski for passing along what is either an embarrassing pickle for a self-proclaimed Orange County "Internet sales & marketing professional" and "social marketing & communications strategist," or a complete hoax.
UPDATED, APRIL 6, 11:30 A.M.: As promised, the Tustin citizens group trying to recall Mayor Jerry Amante served him with official notice at the council meeting last night. TheLiberalOC reports that although there was space for 25 signatures, 30 residents signed the form. That still leaves 6,970 s ... More >>
Just four months after the Tustin City Council unanimously voted to hire David Biggs as city manager, he's been unceremoniously sacked from the job in a 3-2 vote. So far, no explanation has emerged for why the city would fire the former Redondo Beach assistant city manager so soon, but rumors hav ... More >>
In perhaps the greatest waste of a courtroom in this county since the Rocco trial, a federal judge has sided with the Liberal OC in its lawsuit against the Orange Juice! blog. But U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter was hardly sympathetic to the Liberal OC."This case tells the story of an o ... More >>
Happy 10-10-10 to you.Weekend news highlights from various media sources include:Fred Phelps thinks he knows whyYou can thank UC Irvine researchers for this good news: The future "Big One" earthquake along the San Andreas fault will be much worse and much sooner than previously expected, accordin ... More >>
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Today, August 25, is the day that the Liberal OC blog has given Orange Juice! blog publisher Art Pedroza as a deadline to accept a settlement offer in their federal lawsuit against the blogger--or risk further legal hell.You'll remember tha ... More >>
California and immigrants have had a long, tortured history, with the Golden State being one of the few states who discriminated against EVERYONE: blacks, Mexicans, Chinese, Vietnamese, Italians--essentially everyone who wasn't of Anglo-Saxon stock, unless you were an Okie and Arkie.I was reminde ... More >>
OC Weekly continues its winning ways in 2010, following up regional and national journalism honors with 22 awards from the Orange County Press Club last night.Multiple winners included Nick Schou, R. Scott Moxley, Gustavo Arellano, Spencer Kornhaber, Vickie Chang and the Navel Gazing news blog.
Photo by John GilhooleyDevore: OC's second-least reprehensible GOPer?I was having lunch over the weekend with a pal, a Republican who will never vote for an OC Reep due to their rank hypocrisy. I, as a lefty nut, shared with him my frustrations with the Democratic Party of Orange County, the grou ... More >>
Christopher VictorioDid Steven Choi embarrass Irvine? Dan Chmielewski at the LiberalOC.com blog today blasted Irvine Councilman and state Assembly candidate Steven Choi for pinning to his back a small poster depicting U.S. House of Representative Speaker Nancy Pelosi as Stalin, the brutal Russian ... More >>
Adam Larkey/ABCDancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron, Times reporter Dawn C. Chmielewski and her partner Jonathan Roberts soak in applause. UPDATED WITH RESPONSE FROM LA TIMES VP . . . Perhaps it does not fully descend into the unethical bog like the revenue-sharing arrangement with the Stapl ... More >>
Likening it to the right-leaning Red County blog picking up Matt "Jubal" Cunningham's OCBlog.net years ago, the left-leaning The Liberal OC blog announced today the "media acquisition" of Claudio Gallegos' Sunny D blog. Adding Sunny D to the stable will "pump up" coverage of Santa Ana, Costa Mesa ... More >>
A Media Matters rundown on the key nutbars in the "birthers" movement that claims Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. includes a couple plugs of Spencer Kornhaber's "Birth of an Obsession" June 19 cover story. The media watchdogs focus in particular on Kornhaber's reporting on Orly Taitz, th ... More >>
Beth Krom Congress 2010 Facebook page(From left): Hershel, Abby, Noah, Solly and Beth Krom in 2007.From the Krom Family, via Dan Chmielewski of Madison Alexander PR, Inc., The Liberal OC blog and Navel Gazing comments section fame:
The Krom Family appreciates the outpouring of love and all the ... More >>
Don Papi Pulido in his other preferred sport: maintaining his kingdomArt Pedroza at Orange Juice! had quite the scoop last week in reporting that First District Supervisor Janet Nguyen recently allocated $170,000 to the building of a clay tennis court at Cabrillo Park in SanTana. Pedroza opined out ... More >>
Make room, Loretta Sanchez?TheLiberalOC.com reported today that serious efforts are underway to elect not just Orange County's second Democrat to Congress but also its second female Democrat. Dan Chmielewski, who runs the influential progressive blog and has undeniable insider Democratic Party conn ... More >>
Dan Chmielewski over at The Liberal OC posted that Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama will hold a $2,300-per-plate fundraiser at Newport Beach's Balboa Bay Club but doesn't mention how much of a wrench it is to the county's political cosmology. Read the above again. Barack Hussein Obama. ... More >>
Look! Up in the Sky! It's SuperFascist! Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor jumped into a phone booth, ripped off his Orange County Sheriff greens and donned something that would make him, at least outwardly, a man of substance: a fine suit, tie and shiny shoes. Yep, yesterday at a ceremony to celebrate ... More >>
According to Dan Chmielewski over at theliberaloc.com blog, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Anaheim), is scheduled to appear as a guest on "Real Time With Bill Maher" Friday at 11 p.m. on HBO.
Chmielewski wonders how many "pet the cat" jokes humorist Maher will utter. Perhaps not many ... More >>
Chris Prevatt is a local blogger, an employee of the County Health Care Agency, and a man without a computer.
The County took Prevatt's computer as part of an investigation as to whether he used county time to post a blog entry on TheLiberalOC. The post in question displayed a photoshopped image of ... More >>