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Will Irvine’s Republican Majority Do Away with Community Partnership Funds?

Irvine City Council (l-r) Beth Krom, Jeffrey Lalloway, Steven Choi (Mayor), Christina Shea, Larry Agran

In Larry Agran’s last city council meeting, there was opposition to charities Agran wished to offer Community Partnership Funds.  Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway said Agran’s awards would have left incoming council member Lynn Schott will limited options to make her own awards — likely to very conservative causes.  Each member of the city council…

Is Nevada’s Tesla Plant Win a Lesson for California?

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In the first and only debate for Governor, Republican Neel Kashkari attempted to pound Governor Jerry Brown over the head with the loss of the Tesla Battery Plant, and the 6,500 jobs it would bring, to Nevada.  The charge was to highlight how tough it is for business to flourish in California.  In Sunday’s Daily…

Will Costa Mesa go to Districting System?

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The Sunday edition of the Daily Pilot raises the issue that changing the way Costa Mesa elects its city council might have a profound impact on the city’s growing Latino population.  There’s support growing to have the city move towards districting to ensure greater Latino representation on the city council and that is sure to…

In Costa Mesa, it’s “Blame the Unions” No Matter What Happens

Councilman Steve Mensinger (Appointed) - Costa Mesa, Photo: Chris Prevatt

Costa Mesa council member Steve Mensinger’s lawsuit against the Costa Mesa Police Officer’s Association and its defunct law firm of Lackie, Dammeir, McGill and Ethir was amended last week with a claim that one of the defendants placed a GPS tracking device on Mensinger’s vehicle — a claim the defendant’s deny and one impossible for Mensinger to…