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Irvine City Official Filtered Town Hall Attendees based on Race

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We wrote about the “cancelled” Town Hall at the Cypress Village Community Center where Irvine Mayor Steven Choi and Council member Lynn Schott would hear concerns from neighbors of a FivePoint development who oppose Great Park Veterans Cemetery and Memorial.  The literature and messages on the meeting seemed to indicate the Mayor and the Council member were all…

Santa Ana Council Member Michele Martinez Elected NALEO President

Michele Martinez

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) elected Santa Ana Councilmember Michele Martinez as its new President following the 32nd NALEO Annual Conference which took place this past weekend in Las Vegas. NALEO is the non-partisan leadership organization of the nation’s more than 6,000 Latino elected and appointed officials. Elected to serve…

Shea Sings the Censorship Blues Again

Christina Shea

Irvine Council member Christina Shea really needs a lesson in how the First Amendment works.  Publications that are critical of your work as a council member are not necessarily political hit pieces.  Her ongoing target is the Irvine Community News and Views, which is published regularly, has researched news stories that carry actual bylines, and…

Gun Violence is a Conservative Problem, Not a Liberal One

Sarah Palin with Assault Rifle

I meant to get to this post much sooner.  Two Saturday’s ago, the Register’s relocate Libertarian/Christian columnist Mark Landsbaum went after progressives/liberals/leftists in a big way with this column.  Here’s a taste: “Fortunately, after bullying, lying and otherwise contriving themselves into power, self-anointed progressive benefactors’ claims of a better day ahead often are recognized for…

Tait aids Garden Grove at Anaheim’s Expense

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait came out against an agreement to incentivize four-star (or four-diamond) hotel development at this week’s meeting of the Anaheim City Council even thought it was supported by a number of business leaders and labor unions, including Labor Fed leader Julio Perez.  Even Jonathan Barda, the president of the Orange County Young Democrats, came…