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Choi Seeks to Change Great Park Board

If new Irvine Mayor Steven Choi has his way, the Orange County Great Park would become the Irvine Great Park.  Now that Republicans have control of the Irvine City Council, Choi wants to eliminate the at-large members of the Board and make it consist of only members of the Irvine City Council than therefore turn…

House Democrats Pull Country Back From Fiscal Cliff

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Last night the House of Representatives took to the floor to respond to the bi-partisan legislation, overwhelmingly approved by the Senate, to pull the country back from the edge of the fiscal cliff. The 112th Congress, unlike Wile E. Coyote, didn’t look down after House Republicans let the country walk over the edge for almost 24 hours.

Goodbye 2012

As we stand on the edge of the fiscal cliff, waiting to see if the Republicans in Congress choose to walk back from the edge with Democrats or jump—pulling us all over into an economic abyss, I want to recall with you some of the highlights of 2012.

Santa Ana Poised to Make a Management Change?

Former Santa Ana City Manager Chief Paul Walters (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

After two hours of discussion in a closed session meeting the Santa Ana City Council took no reportable action related to the performance reviews of City Manager Paul Walters and City Attorney Sonia Carvalho. Apparently, two hours wasn’t enough time, and additional discussions are scheduled for early next year.

What did you Give this Christmas?

Christmas is over and despite what Fox News says, there is no “war” on Christmas (if there was, it would be against retail stores putting out Christmas decorations before Halloween is over. I’ve found I take far more joy from giving gifts than receiving them.  This year, we gave gifts of basic necessities to a…