Tag Archive for Beth Krom

Irvine GOP Council Members Take Spat to Facebook

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Many of us are still very surprised by Irvine Republican Council member Christina Shea’s decision to break with the Republican majority to cast the deciding vote last Tuesday to restore draconian cuts proposed to the Irvine Barclay Theater, OC Legal Aid Services, the Orange County Human Relations Commission and the Discovery Science Center in Santa…

Irvine City Council Preserves Funding Set for Chopping Block

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With pressure from the community and revenue projections that seem to be too conservative for what is actually anticipated, the Irvine City Council voted 3-1 to preserve funding for the Irvine Barclay Theater, the Orange County Human Relations Commission, the OC Legal Aid Services and the Discovery Science Center with Republican Council member Christina Shea…

Is It Time for an “OC Weekly Deathwatch” column?

I’m going to answer my own question right away and say “not now,” but last week the 50-year old Boston Phoenix ceased publication after a long history of alt-weekly excellence.  The Phoenix’s death is attributable more to changing readers habits instead of excellent journalism and newer formats.  A situation our own OC Weekly might also…

Is the Solar Decathlon in Trouble?

On Monday, the new Irvine Republican city council majority, in a 3-2 vote, will start charging $10 per adult and $5 a kid for the Great Park Balloon ride and likewise charge for the carousel rides to raise revenue to help pay for the 2013 Solar Decathlon coming to Irvine this fall.  What’s next, we…

Agran and Krom Offer OC Register Op-Eds on Great Park Facts

While Irvine Republicans have been fast to use the costs of developing the Great Park and complain about the slow pace of park development, the OC Register has opened up their editorial pages for some rare equal time when it comes to progressive elected officials, Larry Agran and Beth Krom has columns that tackle different…

Democrats Seek Rallying Cry in Irvine Tuesday

There’s a lot of email flying around abut this Tuesday’s Irvine City Council meeting and the major changes the Republican majority is trying to make. Here’s the best email we received: Stop the power grab by the new Irvine Council majority and speak up for progress and countywide participation for the Orange County Great Park! Attend…