Dan Chmielewski

Agran’s Deposition set for Friday the 13th

Larry Agran

Former Irvine council member Larry Argan will sit down for his deposition into the Great Park forensic audit and investigation tomorrow with Anthony R. Taylor, the private attorney conducting the investigation into the Great Park.  Agran missed a deposition last month because he had asked for questions in writing so he could prepare for the interview…

Liberals are Meh when it comes to Presidential Head Explosions in Cinema

Bush Head on a Stick

Hat tip to Wonkette for this story about gleeful conservative World Net Daily movies reviewers cheering as President Obama’s head explodes to the soundtrack of Ode to Joy during the recently released movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”  Do you remember Liberals being outraged…yes outraged at the positively disrespectful tone of this movie’s depiction of Obama,…

Two Wrongs make a Right? The Logic of Sean Mill

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As children, we’re taught “two wrongs don’t make a right.” Santa Ana Planning Commissioner Sean Mill apparently never received this lesson in kindergarten. Instead, he insisted, last night at a Santa Ana Planning Commission meeting, that his prejudicial remarks against a Vietnamese blogger that he was either “raped by pirates” or had “Agent Orange exposure”…

Keep the Solar Decathlon in Irvine

solar decathlon

The annual South by Southwest Conference, or SXSW, kicks off later this week in Austin, TX and its a major technology and cultural event that brings in hundreds of millions of dollars to Austin’s economy every year.  In 2013, the Solar Decathlon came to Orange County on the heels of what the Department of Energy…

Strike 2 for CATER on Angels/Brown Act Case

Greg Diamond

As reported in AnaheimBlog yesterday, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility (or CATER) was dealt another blow in Superior Court as the judge sent the plantiff back to rework their complaint a second time and to keep it under 12 pages. Here’s the entire ruling: with some bolding for emphasis: The operative pleading herein,…

Has more Toxic Waste been uncovered at Irvine’s Fifth High School Construction Site

Irvine HS Sites vs. Former El Toro Superfund Site

Hat trip to Irvine Community News & Views for this story that documents evidence that dangerous toxic waste has been uncovered during the construction of Irvine’s new Portola High School in the city’s Northeast corridor near the Musick Jail site. The piece, written by Harvey Liss, carefully documents the materials discovered through a series of…

Meltdown in Millville: The Lies and Hypocrisy of Sean Mill

Sean H. Mill

Usually, Santa Ana Planning Commission meetings are boring events.  Permits are debated and approved, commissioners wrap the meetings with non controversial commentary and the meeting is adjourned.  Except for last week’s meeting when acting chair Sean H. Mill used his time for commissioner communications to launch a series of comments that included bouts of paranoia,…