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FivePoint Pitches Veteran’s Cemetery in San Juan Capistrano Instead of the Great Park

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Last Friday, the City of Irvine’s Ad Hoc Committee for a Veteran’s Cemetery and Memorial held its first meeting 90 days after discussions at the Irvine City Council meeting in March about placing a final resting place for OC’s veteran’s at The Great Park.  The only Democrat on the committee is State Rep Sharon Quirk-Silva (for the…

Solorio attacks Nguyen over tainted campaign contributors

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On Monday, Community College District trustee Jose Solorio challenged his opponent for State Senate, Supervisor Janet Nguyen, to “return contributions with connections to possible corrupt activities.” Solorio’s call for the return of contributions follows a report in OC Weekly, “Little Saigon Politicians Linked To Alleged Police-Tied Loan Sharking Operation.”

UCI Grads “Zot” up HOPE from Obama’s Address

President Barack Obama waves to the UC Irvine graduating class of 2014 while flanked by UC President Janet Napolitano, at left, and Chancellor Michael Drake during the 2014 commencement ceremony at Angel Stadium.
MINDY SCHAUER, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

And today’s Congress, though, is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence about climate change. They will tell you it is a hoax, or a fad. One member of Congress actually says the world is cooling. There was one member of Congress who mentioned a theory involving “dinosaur flatulence” – which I won’t get into.

Diamond gets the Bronze

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It’s been a tough couple of months for OJ blogger Greg Diamond.  The Democratic Party of Orange County ousts him from his vice chair’s role by a margin of 70 percent.  County voters beat that margin with more than 73 percent of the county’s voters selecting Tony Rackauckas over Diamond in the June primary and…