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Irvine Tattler

The other blogs are posting articles about the Irvine Tattler set up by self-proclaimed “Former Friend of Larry” Steve Smith, a former Agran staffer.  The stories are re-treds of previously reported stuff; Earl Zucht was a stleath candidate which is why Beth Krom won in 2004 (but no explanation for her landslide win in 2006);…

Sunday Read: What Unbought Sofas Tell Us About the Economy

  “With the housing market, it’s definitely a trickle-down effect,” says [Nancy] Hsieh [...] Easy Life [Furniture]‘s marketing exec. “Money is tight. People aren’t spending it.” When was the last time you went shopping for furniture? Whoa, THAT long?! Well, you’re not alone. According to new data from the Census Bureau, furniture and furnishing store…

The Lady Doth Make Much Ado about Nothing

Over at Red County today, Matt Cunningham (Jubal) has posted a press release from Mimi Walters. I won’t waste electrons by quoting it here, but you can read the whole thing on Matt’s site. In summary, “Assemblywoman Mimi Walters (R-Laguna Niguel)” has proposed a new law that will “require voters to provide proof of citizenship…

Become a Dem Party Central Committee Member

The following is a message from California Democratic Party Chairman, Senator Art Torres (Ret.). Dear Supporter, My mother has often said, “If you want something to get done, you have to be ready to do it yourself.” I think that’s great advice (and it’s not just because I loved my mother). In 2008, there’s a lot…

What Do YOU Think About Building McMansions Near Irvine Lake?

Wow. Just WOW. I’m a little speechless. So while I overcome my shock and catch my breath, read this: The Planning Commission approved Wednesday night the Irvine Co.’s request to subdivide 785 acres east of Irvine Lake for nearly 1,200 new homes. The project, part of the developer’s larger plan to add nearly 4,000 homes,…