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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…

ESPN drops Hank Williams Jr. Song from Monday Night Football for Hitler Comments

The conventional wisdom is that when there is the inevitable comparision to Hilter, of anyone, you’ve lost the argument.  ESPN announced that because country singer Hank Williams Jr.’s comparison of President Obama to Hilter and his subsequent explanation of his comments warranted a replacement of the singer’s “Are You Ready for Some Football?” song from…

Voices From Street Corners (Vol. 24): Odds & Ends

Fall Leaves

Fall has finally arrived in South County and the rains are here.  It is a beautiful scene indeed!! As I reflected upon the past three months, the most momentus time for me was the Great Blackout. I wrote about it a few weeks back to reflect upon the day and the potential aftermath. Although some…

Recall Effort of Tustin Mayor Amante: Close but no Cigar

Recall Amante

The Recall Amante Committee has announced that it was unsuccessful in collecting the minimum number of signatures needed to recall Tustin Mayor Jerry Amante by Tuesday’s deadline.  The committee was several hundred signatures short of the more than 7,000 required.  “Recalls are difficult at best and as a truly grassroots organization, raising money and sustaining…