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Irvine Community Land Trust Surrenders Accountability to Public; Gaido Denied a New Term

Marianne Gaido, a former Irvine city council member, mayoral candidate and co-author of the city’s master plan, was denied a new term on the Irvine Community Land Trust at the organization’s meeting last Monday.  The Land Trust is an important organization that works with the City of Irvine to develop homes for people of modest…

Abazajian garners endorsements from Min, Ali in Irvine, and Senate candidate DeLeon

Kev Abazajian, a physicist at UC-Irvine who finished a strong second in the Democrats of Greater Irvine straw poll last month, has earned powerful endorsements from former CDP and DPOC-endorsed Congressional candidate Dave Min and Community activist Anila Ali. In addition, Abazajian and Farrah Khan, who is endorsed by the DPOC, have earned the endorsement…

OCYD announces 2018 endorsements

The Orange County Young Democrats have announced their endorsements for the 2018 election cycle.  Here’s the list: Governor, Gavin Newsom Lieutenant Governor, Ed Hernandez & Eleni Kounalakis Attorney General, Xavier Becerra Secretary of State, Alex Padilla Treasurer, Fiona Ma Controller, Betty Yee Insurance Commissioner, Ricardo Lara Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond United States Senator,…

FiveThirtyEight.com predicts a Blue Wave sweeps OC

After the 2016 election and the inaccurate poll numbers coming out of the various swing states the day before showing Hillary Clinton winning, I swore off Nate Silver and FiveThirtyEight.com.  But no one out there aggregates poll data like he does, and if he is to be believed this time, Orange County goes completely blue…

Remembering 9/11/2001

Take a moment and bow your head out of respect to the victims, First Responders, and their families today.  And remember our armed forces who died or were wounded in the two wars to follow, (one of which remains) and their families.  We have come so far in 17 years but still have a long…

Ed Pope Makes His Case for Irvine Mayor

Off the press from Ed Pope, Democratic mayoral candidate in Irvine: Last spring, developer FivePoint littered our City with signs saying we weren’t “real” veterans in an attempt to discredit our “NO on B” effort.  Now, that I’m running for Mayor of Irvine, they’ve launched a new set of attacks. This multi-billion-dollar developer is trying…