Monthly Archives: January 2015

A New Appeal for Irvine Library Opposition Gives Lalloway a Free Pass

Another day and another email from the mysterious group, “Irvine Villages for Fiscal Responsibility” but the same message — Irvine Mayor Steven Choi plans to waste up to $150 million of taxpayer money on a huge library that only he seems to want and it’s everyone on the council’s fault — expect for Mayor Pro…

Supervisor’s Race is Too Close to Call

Two votes.  That’s what separates former state senator Lou Correa from Andrew Do in the race to replace Do’s boss, Janet Nguyen, in the first district supervisor’s race. County Supervisor First District, Short Term Completed Precincts: 101 of 101   Vote Count Percentage ANDREW DO 16,202 39.0% LOU CORREA 16,200 39.0% CHRIS PHAN 6,765 16.3%…

OC Weekly Death Watch: the Paper is For Sale

Move over OC Register.  Aaron Kushner’s local paper is not the only local media outlet in distress.  The OC Weekly is up for sale according to this post on the paper’s Navel Gazing site. Here’s the press release about the outfit hired to sell the paper: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray Engaged to Explore Options…

Group Forms to Oppose Choi’s Library Legacy Project

In his first state of the city address in 2013, Mayor Steven Choi outlined an ambitious plan to build a great public library at the Great Park and in two years since the idea was first proposed, the project has generated a lot of busy work for city staff and there hasn’t been a lot…

Today is Election Day in the First District

Today is Election Day in central Orange County to replace First District Supervisor Janet Nguyen who in December moved on to Sacramento as the 34th District State Senator. The election is likely to be a very low turnout election, around 20 percent of registered voters. Polls will be open, in the district which stretches from Santa Ana westward into Garden Grove, Westminster, Midway City, and Fountain Valley, from 7 am to 8 pm.