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Irvine City Council will discuss unanticipated site soil contamination at Portola High Site


Council member Beth Krom wants the I’s dotted and T’s crossed when it comes to the chain of communications in regards to new findings of soil contaminates at the site of Irvine’s new Portola High School currently under construction.  The recent discovery of petroleum hydrocarbons and naphthaline, a known cancer causing agent typically found in…

Anti-Choi Library Boondoogle Signs Removed by City


It’s not election season, but Irvine residents were treated to hundreds of “political” signs urging residents to call city hall to tell Mayor Steven Choi to abandon his $150 million Library at the Great Park “legacy” project which counts on philanthropic contributions to make happen.  This is Republican infighting at best and appears to pit…

Harvey Liss: Reflections on Irvine Planning Commission Partisanship


I just completed a one-year stint as a City of Irvine Planning Commissioner, having been appointed by former Councilmember Larry Agran who lost his re-election to the City Council to the detriment of all the residents and working population of Irvine. I’ve known Larry for years, and he has been a major force, along with continuing Councilmember Beth Krom, for the public interest of all of Irvine’s residents.