Dan Chmielewski

Kinslow’s Family Wasn’t Consulted on Tuesday’s Memorial Service

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Democratic activist Michael Kinslow passed away just after Christmas due to aggressive pancreatic cancer.  His friends in Orange County’s Democratic Party and the OC Labor Fed have organized a memorial for him to be held Tuesday, January 6.  An alert was sent to thousands of Democrats throughout Orange County, but the  organizers — we’re told…

IPSF Donation Deadline is Near

Nasim Pedrad, an IUSD graduate and former SNL actress poses with IPSF CEO Neda Eaton at the 2010 IPSF Gala

Tomorrow is the last day of 2014 and the Irvine Public Schools Foundation is less than 10 percent away of a critical fundraising goal of $1.3 million by the end of December which is matched dollar for dollar by the City of Irvine.  IUSD schools remain funded below state averages so parents and friends of…

Santa Ana’s Sliding Scale on Disclosure Forms

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The Santa Ana City Council takes great pains to paint itself as running a city government that’s open and transparent.  And the city, at it’s December 16 meeting, voted to not re-appoint Planning Commissioner Phil Bacerra on the grounds he hadn’t disclosed –in writing — all of his ex-parte communications that Bacerra had previously reported verbally…

There is a Santa Claus

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About 117 years ago, an 8 year old girl named Virginia wrote a letter to the New York Sun asking if her school classmates were right? Is there really no Santa Claus?   “Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus,” she wrote.  The letter was handed to Francis Pharcellus Church who pounded out…