Monthly Archives: July 2015

Conservatives Attack Church Leaders for Opposing Irvine’s Living Wage Repeal

Pastor Paul Tellstrom of Irvine has been getting what he calls “love letters” from conservatives in Irvine who object to his opposition of the conservative Irvine city council’s repeal of the city’s “Living wage” ordinance.  And he’s sharing the letters on Facebook. Here’s one: Dear Pastor Tellstrom: Does the Irvine United Congregational Church pay $15.00…

Electing Millionaires or Billionaires as President

  The folks at Personal Capital, an outfit that helps people ascertain their assets and net worth, has examined the 2016 presidential candidate field based on the candidate’s net worth.  It’s highly likely the final two nominees for the two major parties will be millionaires.  The infographic above cuts to the chase. From Personal Capital’s…

OC Religious Leaders Shame Irvine GOP Council Majority on Living Wage Repeal

One Irvine City Council meeting removed from voting to add “In God We Trust,” about 20 religious leaders from across Orange County have chimed in with a letter asking the City Council to reinstate the city’s longstanding Living Wage ordinance that was repealed earlier this summer. Two of the council members — Christina Shea and…

Some Stumbles out of the gate for CD-46

  Former State Senator Lou Correa seems to be having some trouble finding his footing in the early weeks of his Congressional campaign.  We received the above flyer via email (and the graphic wouldn’t save as a picture for me so I printed it and took a snap) and the news is great — Congresswoman…

Sanchez announces Congressional Endorsements for US Senate Seat

Between a positive fundraising report and the announcement below of Congressional colleagues backing her for the US Senate seat, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez’s US Senate bid has regained its footing and is gaining significant ground on California AG Kamala Harris. Here’s the announcement; the only non-surprise is the endorsement from Loretta’s sister, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (sister’s…

Will new UCI Professor John Campbell use “Atlas Shrugged” as a textbook?

The University of California-Irvine (UCI) today announced that former Congressman John Campbell (R-Irvine) has been named visiting professor in UCI’s school of social science.  And yes, I laughed too because my first question is “will John Campbell teach courses in running for office without actually campaigning” or “Being named ‘Legislator of the Year’ by the…