Dan Chmielewski

Fukushima, Godzilla and Chuck DeVore

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I miss Chuck DeVore sometimes.  I really do.  Chuck was OC’s biggest walking, talking billboard for the benefits of nuclear energy, often promoting it as clean energy (with a toxic for millennia waste byproduct).  Chuck made some public statements after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima Nuclear Facility in Japan saying it was the…

Great Park Auditor delivers one unnecessary subpoena

Christina Shea

We’ve said all along, the forensic audit for the Great Park is a taxpayer-funded political witch hunt orchestrated by Council Republicans and today’s OC Register offers more proof. The public affairs firm of Forde & Mollrich was subpoenaed for records that they have already provided the city of Irvine and the Great Park Corp.  But…

Is Janet Nguyen Violating the Baugh Manifesto?

Supervisor Janet Nguyen (Campaign photo)

The SD-34 race is heating up and Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen may have run afowl of the Baugh Manifesto, where Republican candidates for office are not allowed to accept contributions from public employee unions.  Nguyen has accepted public union PAC money; on May 2, Nguyen’s campaign reported a $4,000 donation from the Santa Ana and Orange County…

Angels Talk to FivePoint as Stadium Appraisal Released

Angels Stadium

The Los Angeles Times reports that representatives from the Los Angeles Angels met with representatives of FivePoint, the developer of Irvine’s Great Park, on a possible stadium site for the Angels near the El Toro Y.  Of course, both sides are saying nothing other than a meeting took place, but the LA Times has more…