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A Note from The “Keeping Irvine Great” Ticket

Sukhee Kang for Mayor •  Beth Krom for Irvine City Council • Larry Agran for Irvine City Council Hello Everyone! This is Mayor Beth Krom. I am writing to let you know that Campaign 2008 is underway and we want you to be a part of it! If you are receiving this e-mail, you have…

What to do about Carlos?

Orange County CEO Tom Mauk has a problem. The problem is Carlos “Bubba BustyGump” Bustamante. The Director of OC Public Works Administration cannot seem to figure out when to keep his unfunny sexist jokes to himself. He also forgot rule #1, Never tell an off color joke to, or in earshot of a reporter. UPDATE: just got…

My day at the Courthouse…

They came from all parts to the brick and sandstone courthouse surrounded by lush green lawn on a full city block. The morning fog cleared just in time to see the ancient cannons out front before the doors were unlocked. It was a brilliant warm June day, strangely familiar, but it would prove to be…

The Liberal Christina Shea

Our friend Matt Cunningham has a post over at the Red County/OC Blog on how Irvine City Council member Christina Shea seems to have abandoned her conservative principles to embrace campaign finance reform and the new anti-lobbying portion of the Irvine Ethics ordinance. Matt quotes Shea’s newsletter, the one she started by getting the email…

John Cusack’s McCain-Bush Challenge

[youtube]NQgJl9d5KCQ[/youtube] Not long ago, I chastised State Rep. Chuck DeVore for his involvement in funding (partially?) an anti-Obama/anti-Clinton TV ad produced by smearmaster Floyd Brown. The ad, which ran in North Carolina before the primary there, used opinion pieces and cherry picked quotations for its claims, which, in comments, Chuck challenged me to dispute the facts. …