Tag Archive for Daily Pilot

Tribune wins auction for Register

OC Register Headquarters

Tribune, which publishes the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union Tribune in Southern California, is the new owner of Freedom Communications and the Orange County Register and the Press-Enterprise in the Inland Empire.  There were considerable pleas from a number of community leaders calling for the Register to retain “local ownership” but the…

Onofre to Challenge Harper for AD-74

Karina Onofre

Karina Onofre of Irvine has announced that she’s a candidate for Assembly in AD-74 and will challenge Republican State Rep. Matt Harper for the job.  Onofre is running as a Democrat in the race.  She announced her intentions on Facebook last Saturday. Good Morning Everyone, I feel like I have unfinished business that I need…

The Irvine GOP Council Majority’s Karma Sandwich

Jeff Lalloway and Christina Shea with Irvine Mayor Steven Choi-2014

The Daily Pilot reported on the State Joint Audit Committee’s vote to audit the city of Irvine’s Investigation of the Great Park, ignoring pleas from the entire OC Republican state assembly and state senate delegation to do so.  So much for the Republicans being champions of transparency. Predictably, Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway, a candidate…

Why Does Todd Spitzer Hate the First Amendment? (Updated with comment from ACLU)

Supervisor Todd Spitzer speaks at a county Board of Supervisors meeting. (Photo by: Nick Gerda/Voice of OC)

The First Amendment to our Constitution is pretty clear.  Government can’t make laws abridging free speech.  And this extended from Congress down through local government bodies.  Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer has announced, in front of UC-Irvine, that he plans to develop policy that would cut county funding to any organization that bans the display of…

Was Righeimer Kicked Off the OCTA Board?

Councilman Jim Righeimer - Costa Mesa, Photo: Chris Prevatt

Cotsa Mesa Council member and former Mayor Jim Righeimer was appointed to the OCTA Board last November, but when it was discovered by the County of Orange that the City Selection Committee had violated the Brown Act, so the results of the November action were cancelled.  With new mayors sworn in and a new vote scheduled…