Dan Chmielewski

Agran Goes Out on a High Note

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About 250 people attended a farewell reception for outgoing Irvine Council member Larry Agran Tuesday night at Irvine City Hall.  Running mates Melissa Fox and Mary Ann Gaido also attended and it was actually a pretty upbeat affair as the trio thanked supporters and hugged friends. This is actually the second time Agran has left…

Will Irvine’s Republican Majority Do Away with Community Partnership Funds?

Irvine City Council (l-r) Beth Krom, Jeffrey Lalloway, Steven Choi (Mayor), Christina Shea, Larry Agran

In Larry Agran’s last city council meeting, there was opposition to charities Agran wished to offer Community Partnership Funds.  Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway said Agran’s awards would have left incoming council member Lynn Schott will limited options to make her own awards — likely to very conservative causes.  Each member of the city council…

A Commie Girl Wedding

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OC’s loss is Montana’s gain; Rebecca Schoenkopf, perhaps the best columnist ever at OC Weekly and now the editor of Wonkette.com, tied the knot this past Thanksgiving weekend in Montana.  She and her new husband, Andrew Clark, will also welcome a new baby in 2015. We’re delighted for her news, her outside wedding in the…

Santa Ana’s Selective Disclosure Forms

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Back in October, Santa Ana Planning Commissioner Phil Bacerra was in the blogsphere a lot about his “refusal” to provide retroactive disclosure forms for any meetings he may have had with people who had business before the City of Santa Ana’s Planning Commission.  We’ve documented before, it’s likely that applying a policy retroactively was an…