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Irvine City Council will discuss unanticipated site soil contamination at Portola High Site

Council member Beth Krom wants the I’s dotted and T’s crossed when it comes to the chain of communications in regards to new findings of soil contaminates at the site of Irvine’s new Portola High School currently under construction.  The recent discovery of petroleum hydrocarbons and naphthaline, a known cancer causing agent typically found in…

The case for Sukhee Kang in SD-29

While the news of Sukhee Kang’s candidacy for SD-29 broke last week might be old (I was out of town on business all last week; sorry readers), I hope to shed a little light on his announcement. Kang led Irvine through the toughest years of the Bush-recession as Mayor.  The city of Irvine used a…

Irvine Council Majority Running Scared of Possible State Probe

TheLiberalOC has learned the City of Irvine has directed the city’s lobbyist to do everything possible to persuade a State Legislative audit committee from investigating the conduct of the city’s two-person audit sub-committee and the investigators of a $1.3 million “audit” that cherry-picked witnesses and demanded private business records of Great Park contractors other clients.…

Krom offers Rebuttal to Shea on Great Park Investigation

  Irvine council member Beth Krom offered a stinging rebuttal to her council colleague Christina Shea on the editorial pages of the Orange County Register on Sunday.  While not the same placement or treatment as the Shea piece, it’s the Register after all, Krom made solid points throughout her column. You can read it here…

Forde & Mollrich Offer Rebuttal to Great Park Investigation for State Investigation of Audit Subcommittee

We received this news release from Forde & Mollrich over the weekend and are publishing it in advance of Wednesday’s meeting in Sacramento where a State Assembly Subcommittee will decide whether or not to investigate what amounts to a taxpayer-funded partisan witch hunt over the Great Park. The Republican Majority used sole source contracts and…