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Agran Responds to Deposition Questioning

Larry Agran

The deposition of former Irvine Council member Larry Agran has been released and it’ll take you awhile to go through it (it’s about 300 pages); the link is here. Anthony Taylor of Aleshire & Wynder, is believed to be using this investigation as a try out to become the city’s new law firm, spends a…

Clearing the Air on the DPOC and SD-37


If you spend any amount of time reading Greg Diamond’s take on SD-37 and the DPOC, he laments the abject failure of the Party not to find a candidate to run against Don Wagner and John Moorlach and then credits himself and Nick Anas, the former executive director of the party who left for the…

The Silver Lining Behind Moorlach’s State Senate Win

Moorlach Photo

Former County Supervisor John Moorlach, outspent and outgunned, pulled off an upset victor over State Assemblyman Don Wagner in Tuesday’s special election for SD-37.  In an ideal world, Democrat Louise Stewardson would have mustered enough write in votes to win but she still managed a respectable amount to Naz Namazi who was on the ballot. …

Lalloway seeks to eliminate Irvine’s Business License Tax; How about the Hotel Improvement District Tax?

Lalloway PuppetMaster

Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway has proposed eliminating the city of Irvine’s business license tax program which amounts to $51 a year for any business in the city from giants like Broadcom to mom-and-pop shops.  The program generates just under $1 million a year but according to Lalloway, it costs $600K to administer, but…

A Write In Reminder for Tomorrow’s Elections


I almost never vote by mail, preferring instead to go to the polls to cast my ballot.  Tomorrow, I’m casting a write in ballot for SD-37 for Louise Stewardson. If you’ve never done a write in ballot before, tomorrow’s low turnout gives you the perfect opportunity to learn how.  Simply ask one of the poll…

Republicans Litter Irvine with Political Signs Against Someone Not Running

AgranAudit signs

Irvine drivers along Michelson were treated to a fresh batch of orange “AgranAudit” signs on both sides of the roadway.  These signs were allowed during last fall’s political season as Larry Agran was running for re-election.  But Agran is out of office.  There’s no city election.  And the Irvine Police report numerous calls from residents…