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My Mom by Molly Jane Quirk

Sharon Quirk-Silva

A note from the editor: This is an opinion column from Molly Jane Quirk about her mom Sharon Quirk-Silva, a candidate for AD-65: When I was 14 years old my Mom approached our family with the idea to run for Fullerton City Council. I’ll be the first to admit that, as your then-stereotypical teenager, I was…

My Irvine Ballot


I’m posting this so friends stop calling me at night during the dinner hour.  I am a AD-68 central Committee member-elect for the DPOC and I don’t take office until January.  Even so, this post reflects what my ballot looks like for local elections in Irvine.  This isn’t an endorsement post.  But this is who…

Chema and Newgent Fail Domain Name Test in Irvine


Republicans Dale Cheema, who is a candidate for Irvine City Council, and Mark Newgent a candidate for the Irvine Unified School bard, have both failed a basic test of running for office in the Internet age — both did not protect their own names from being hijacked by political operatives. If you go to or, you will discover…

DPOC Chair: Irvine’s *Real* Education Team

Henry Vandermeir addresses the DPOC Central Committee during officer elections January 14, 2013. (Photo: Lou Delgado)

You may have seen political signs in Irvine claiming that the Republican slate of Wagner, Shea and Kuo is Irvine’s “Education Team.”  Nothing could be further from the truth! Republican candidate for Mayor Donald Wagner once forced Irvine Valley College to cut its ties to the American Library Association, contending that the organization, which had…

San Diego Catholic Church Bulletin says “if you vote for Democrats, you’re going to Hell”


  The San Diego Union Tribune ran this hysterical story about a church bulletin for a San Diego-based Catholic Church that says if you vote for Democrats, you’re going to hell.  The church, the Immaculate Conception Church in Old Town, will host a polling station next Tuesday and they doubled down on their political activity this…