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OC’s State Elected Republicans Against Transparency of an Audit of the Great Park Non-Audit

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OC’s elected Republicans are very good at two things — calling for transparency and then protecting other Republicans from anything that reveals true transparency. The Voice of OC offers this post featuring a letter from all of Orange County’s Republican State Senators and State Assembly elected urging Assemblyman Mike Gibson, who chairs the Joint Legislative…

Council member Christina Shea tries to Censor Irvine Community News & Views

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After the last election, Irvine Republicans openly chortled about the Irvine Community News & Views, asking when this publication that was originally a slate mailer/newspaper, would publish again.  To their astonishment, Irvine Community News & News is still publishing and attracting advertisers. It’s also easier to find in Irvine than OC Weekly is.  But now…

Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Comes to OC June 18

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Former Secretary of State and US Senator officially launched her candidacy for President in New York City this weekend to huge crowds and less than a week later, she’s bringing her campaign to Orange County. Irvine Council member Beth Krom offered this letter about the June 18 event in Newport Beach. I know that, like…

Commie Girl is a Commie Mommy

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Our warmest congratulations to Rebecca Schoenkopf and her husband Andrew Clark of the birth of their daughter, Donna Rose Clark.  Rebecca, still known best as Commie Girl when she wrote her column of OC Weekly, is now the editor of the snarky and funny Wonkette blog. Donna Rose kept hear parents waiting; Rebecca went into…

Irvine City Council Repeals Living Wage; Schott and Shea Defend Decision as Adhering to Christian Values

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As expected, the Irvine City Council’s Republican majority repealed the City’s nation-leading and longstanding Living Wage ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting.  Speaker after speaker, including two pastors, begged the council to keep the existing policy in place to no avail.  The Living Wage ordinance was repealed on a straight party line vote 3-1 (with Mayor Pro…