To catch you up in the Point Center Financial scandal, half of the defendants who'd accused the bankrupt development finance company's founder Dan Harkey of fraud have dismissed themselves from the case. Those hanging on have accused Harkey of shielding funds so they may never collect. Meanwhile, he ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 22, 10:23 A.M.: State Senator Tom Harman (R-Huntington Beach) has contacted yours truly with proof that the veteran Orange County politician can take a place in the long line of folks who just don't share my sense of humor. This is evident in his emailed rewrite of the jokey headline to ... More >>
A group of Orange County seniors, physicians, mental health professionals and community service workers want to send a message to state Sen. Tom Harman (R-Huntington Beach) this morning about looming state budget cuts they believe imperil California's healthcare safety net.But the group's demonst ... More >>
Is that you Tom Harman?The San Francisco Chronicle supplied excellent news this weekend.There is hope after all that this state's inept or corrupt (or, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, a combination of both) politicians and bureaucrats aren't entirely immune from accountability.And what's the cause of ... More >>
Presumably non-gay State Sen. Tom HarmanThe California Supreme Court yesterday agreed to analyze whether Proposition 8 proponents have standing to appeal a federal judge's ruling that lifted the ban on same-sex marriages in the Golden State--a legal detour that could delay an appellate decision o ... More >>
Harman: pro-zealot?We learned this year that Orange County state Senator Tom Harman shamelessly used personal connections in the local district attorney's office in a plot to steal the weighty if deceitful ballot designation "prosecutor" in his campaign to win the Republican Party primary for Cal ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] At a press conference meant to refute that of the DA who fired him, Spitzer ends up making his old boss' point for him
[Moxley Confidential] More than $1,000 per day? What?
Van Tran, Tom Harman, Allan Mansoor: Dumb, dumber, and dumbest. Is Mansoor the Egyptian version of Alfred E. Neuman?Okay, okay, okay: I'll bite. After constant requests yesterday by my jefe to, how shall we say, opine on the news that Costa Mesa passed a resolution this week deeming itself a "Rul ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioState attorney general wannabe John Eastman's Kodak moment at the California Republican Assembly convention in Buena Park last month.The two Orange County Republicans who want to be California's next attorney general lost their respective ballot-designation disputes-- ... More >>
Tom HarmanIn hopes of generating much-need campaign cash for his run to become California's next attorney general, Huntington Beach state Assemblyman Tom Harman made an "urgent plea" for contributions on Monday, according to an Internet-based news website.Chris Rizo of LegalNewsLine.com reports t ... More >>
Van Tran, Tom Harman and Allan Mansoor--together at last.If state Sen. Tom Harman (R-Huntington Beach), Assemblyman Van Tran (R-Costa Mesa) and Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor get hit by a reckless driver as they pull into South Coast Plaza later this morning, do not expect them or their insurance ... More >>
With apologies to Orange County Register sports genius Randy Youngman, notes, quotes and observations from yesterday’s sojourn to Sacramento, where I received a Latino Spirit Award (honoring Latinos who have made a positive contribution to California) from the California Latino Legislative Caucus: ... 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 >>
Give us your tired and your poor
Republican activists engage in right-wing circle jerk on the Net
Diane Harkey and Tom Harman are both running for the 35th District Senate seat. Harkey is the Republican's Republican, toeing the party line in her Dana Pointed way, while Harman has the misfortune of being a from-all-appearances honest politician in Huntington Beach (unlikely enough) as well as a f ... More >>
Another law the Fullerton-based California Rifle and Pistol Association sponsors, and had introduced by Assemblyman Tom Harman (R-Huntington Beach) would allow those brought up on non-violent weapons charges to enter a "pre-trial diversion program," like traffic school for minor vehicle law offender ... More >>
March 1 - March 7
Why are these men smiling?
Now with an abundance of caution!
One mans campaign to save a wetland
And other tales of hilarity from election night
Did a smear campaign force Republican ''caveman'' out of key Assembly race?