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The Trader Joe’s Encounter, Part II: The Lie

So on to Part II of my Sunday night encounter with Dr. No.  I asked Irvine Republican Mayoral candidate Steven Choi about a flyer promoting his candidacy that was dropped off at my door.  The flyer contained a cheap photocopied story on an OC Register story written by Thomas Martinez that reported on an inaccurate…

Krom Responds to LA Times article on Great Park

Irvine council member Beth Krom sent us this op-ed posted in response to an LA Times story about the Great Park.  We’re posting it here with links to the original story.  Regardless of your opinion of the Park and it’s progress, if you were an Irvine homeowner 10 years ago, your home’s values are higher…

It’s Not All About the Swing-States

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If you watch the cable news channels you may have gotten the impression that the only place where voters matter is in the swing-states. At times it seems the two presidential candidates are running for President of Virginwiscoflohiowa. While that election is getting all the attention, there are some important votes in California that could swing the balance of political power away from middle-class Californians for years to come.

The Trader Joe’s Encounter – Part I

Some last minute shopping sent me to Trader Joe’s in Irvine’s Woodbury shopping center Sunday evening and I noticed a couple of Steven Choi signs close to the door.  And as the clerk was scanning my purchases, I turned and saw Dr. No himself greeting departing customers and offering door hangers and a smile as…

Dan Choi stumps for Jay Chen

Our troops and military veterans risk their lives whenever our nation needs them.   Many fought long and hard for the right to serve with dignity and equality in the military.  These same soldiers were subject to the discrimination of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), and I celebrate the repeal of a policy that forced…