Dan Chmielewski

Eminent Domain Protection Passes in Irvine

The Irvine City Council took steps to protect private property owners from having their property seized. The ordinance, which was proposed before the election in a special council meeting NOT attended by Christina Shea or Steve Choi when the council voted to oppose Prop. 90, was approved by the council Tuesday night.  It prohibits the city…

Irvine City Council ceremonies set for Dec. 12

  Got this in the email today; I will likely attend with my kids if I can free myself and there’s not too much homework that night.   Come to the Official Swearing In Ceremony For Mayor Beth Krom and Councimember Sukhee Kang Tuesday, December 12, 2006 Irvine Civic Center Forand(corner of Harvard and Alton) Reception…

Shelton Out to Pasture?

Subscribers of the Orange County Business Journal might have missed a small tidbit in Rick Reiff’s column, but Reiff is reporting on a rumor that Register editorial cartoonist Mike Shelton is taking the buyout and will freelance for the paper.  Which means, Democrats will still bear the brint of Shelton’s conservative values once in awhile but he…

Krom Talks to OC Metro

http://www.ocmetro.com/NEW_SITE/current_issue/executive_wing.php Nice interview with Irvine’s re-elected Mayor.    I had a fun email exchange with Frank Mickadeit on this race; that his column on John Duong scared away other candidates.

The Flash Retort

I was a little surprised by the length and breadth of Norberto Santana’s story of the County’s investigation of fellow LiberalOC blogger Chris Prevatt.  The memo was served up to Prevatt in late October, so my first question is just how freakin’ long does it take to figure out the guy didn’t post an entry…

The Return of B-1 Bob?

I was driving up to LA this morning and listening to Al Franken’s AirAmerica program on KTLK.  First off, the rumors that Franken’s last show on AirAmerica is December 8 is only partially true; he’s off to Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq for USO shows for our troops (what, no Coulter, no Hannity?). Plus, if Franken…

from Today’s LA Times, a word from Michael Moore

This is too good not to post in its entirety. It is available on the web here. Michael Moore’s pledge The liberal filmmaker extends an olive branch to disheartened conservatives. By Michael Moore MICHAEL MOORE directed the Oscar-winning documentary “Bowling for Columbine” and “Fahrenheit 9/11.” His next film, “Sicko,” will be released this summer. November…