Monthly Archives: May 2015

Irvine Apartment Complex Posts Racist “Keep it Down” Sign

The property managers at Toscana Apartments in Irvine posted a sign for their residents that’s easily one of the most racist things to pop up in Irvine in years.  The sign warned “African American” residents to keep the noise down between 10PM and 7PM. Here’s what they posted from Jezebel.com: Nothing to see here, just…

GOP Pivots on Strength of Kang’s Candidacy; Ling Ling Chang Jumps into SD-29

The California Republican Party has cried “Uncle” with today’s announcement that State Rep Ling Ling Chang, in the assembly just six months, will challenge Sukhee Kang for the State Senate seat in SD-29.  The previous announced Republican candidate, Tim Shaw from LaHabra, will instead run for Chang’s assembly seat. While we were working on confirming this…

DFOC hosts fundraiser for Savary for Congress

Dr. Suzanne Joyce Savary is a retired Associate Professor of Management Communication at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and has been CEO of her own Management Consulting Firm, specializing in turnarounds for companies paralyzed by resistance to change. Sue is the founding President of the Newport Beach Women’s Democratic…

Senator Elizabeth Warren isn’t running for President

I collected a couple of “Elizabeth Warren for President” buttons at the California Democratic Party convention two weekends ago, but her “candidacy is something that’s not going to happen.  In one of the more definitive statements to date, Senator Warren has made it clear she’s not a candidate for president in 2016 because “I already…

Irvine’s Republicans Keep Moving Backwards

The Irvine Republican Council majority did two things last night — they repealed the city’s Living Wage ordinance and they eliminated the city’s already cheaper than cheap Business Tax license fee of $51 per business.  The Voice of OC does a nice job of summarizing the meeting here. It was a big night for Mayor Pro…

Myths about Minimum Wage Leading into Irvine’s Living Wage Repeal Attempt

The Irvine City Council majority will almost certainly repeal the city’s Living Wage ordinance, first installed in 2007, which required contractors for city business who won contracts in excess of $100,000 to pay workers in Orange County between $10.82/hour (with benefits) or $13/hour without benefits.  The media coverage of the act is calling out Irvine’s…