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IPSF Gala is a Huge Success

  The second annual IPSF Gala was held last Saturday night at the Kia North America headquarters. The event was sold out well in advanced and is fast becoming THE event in Irvine to attend.  The event raised more than $350,000 to benefit Irvine Schools.  Enjoy the photos.  

Trips by OC Democrats You Probably Didn’t Hear About


I attended this past Saturday night’s IPSF Gala and arrived about the same time as Mayor Sukhee Kang and his wife did (and once I find my camera, I’ll post some fantastic photos). As the Mayor and his wife were walking in, Congressman John Campbell pulled into the parking lot and there was a courtesous…

Jerry Amante’s $10,000 Fib


Earlier this month, when Tustin Mayor Jerry Amante announced that “not a single signature” had been turned in for his recall, he incorrectly assumed not a single one had been gathered.  The fact was the RecallAmante committee came close to but lacked the minimum number of signatures to trigger the recall; rather than turn the…

US to Leave Iraq by Year’s End

It’s taken a while and longer than most Americans would have preferred, but the United States will be completely withdrawing all troops from Iraq by year’s end, fulfilling a campaign promise President Obama made in 2008. From this Washington Post story: The Obama administration has decided to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq by the end…

Santa Ana General Fund dips to less than $1 per resident

Santa Ana City Hall

Adam Elmahrek of The Voice of OC has looked over the wall of silence erected around City Hall to reveal a frightening image of a city in the midst of financial disaster. It is beyond puzzling how the City of Santa Ana that in June supposedly closed a $13.6-million budget gap by “borrowing money from the liability and workers’ compensation reserves,” has found itself in such a dire position.