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Matt Taibbi’s Advice for OccupyWallStreet

Rolling Stone Magazine political writer Matt Taibi is a brilliant progressive journalist.  His latest book, Griftopia, is next on my reading list.  He appeared on “Countdown with Keith Olberman” and has this advice for the OccupyWallStreet crowd — a crowd accused of having no message by the right wingers who promoted the Tea Party two…

Mickadeit Gets Irvine Wrong Again

In the Thursday edition of the OC Register, columnist Frank Mickadeit’s column makes it sound like the sky is falling because Mayor Sukhee Kang cast two votes in a different direction from council member Larry Agran.  I really hate to break it to Frank, as he perpetuates this notion that Kang and Krom are Agran…

IPSF Gala is Sold Out

The second annual Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) Gala is official sold out.  The IPSF Gala is fast becoming THE event in Irvine to see and be seen and it all benefits the kids at Irvine’s outstanding public schools.  The Gala honors graduates of note from IUSD schools and this year’s line up is impressive.…

The 411 on Santa Ana’s Newest Park

Park Place

The city of Santa Ana has a teeny amount of public park space per resident compared to just about every other city in Orange County (save Stanton), so when a new park is announced, it’s a big deal especially when it is close enough for use by Willard Intermediate School students and the surrounding neighborhood.…

Concordia University drops SJC Councilman Reeve as Instructor

Irvine’s Concordia University has parted ways with conservative councilmember Derek Reeve, a part-time instructor at the University, after Patch.com reported Reeve’s blog posts featured whole passages lifted from other publications.  SJC Patch has the full story here. Reeve, who’s been in a bit of hot water for advocating that San Juan Capsitrano residents be able to…