Tag Archive for Emile Haddad

Irvine City Council Defeats Cemetery Land Swap; Shea has a Fit

Christina Shea

Not a single member of the Irvine City Council seconded a motion by pro-developer Council member Christina Shea to swap land designated for the Veterans Cemetery and Memorial with billionaire developer Emile Haddad and the effort failed at last night’s city council meeting.  Instead, a substitute motion by Council member Beth Krom passed on a…

Conservative Blog says Don Wagner to Run for Irvine Mayor

Don Wagner (speaking) along with John Gray, Assemblyman Jim Silva, Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem, Jim Righeimer, and Assemblyman Allan Mansoor

State Rep. Don Wagner is termed out of his assembly seat and is eyeing a run at Irvine Mayor according to a right wing blog RightOnDaily (love the elephant playing Liberal whack a mole fellas).  The blog’s credo is “We don’t like the namby-pamby niceties of Orange County Republican Society and have made it our…

Schott Backs Out of Vets’ Cemetery Town Hall

LynnSchott

Irvine Council member Lynn Schott contacted us Tuesday night to say she would not be attending next Monday’s Town Hall meeting where she and Mayor Steven Choi would “join the discussion of relocating the Veteran’s (sic) Cemetery to another location. Don’t miss the great opportunity to express your concerns to city leaders.” The Town Hall…

New Petition Urges Moving Veteran’s Cemetery Out of Great Park

Sharon Quirk Silva with Governor Brown at the Great Park 2014

There’s a new petition circulating to Irvine’s city council and Governor Jerry Brown to move the approved location of the Veteran’s Cemetery and Memorial away from the Great Park.  Simply put, it’s not going to happen. This note appeared on the Facebook page for Orange County Veterans Memorial Park group which obtained a copy of the…

Broadcom signs a deal to move to Great Park

Great Park Ballon Ride - Photo: Violeta Vaqueiro

This move is not exactly a surprise, but you have to wonder if Emile Haddad is starting to hone in on Don Bren’s customers.  Broadcom, the giant semi-conductor provider that makes chips found in a number of personal electronic devices to high end enterprise computing networks last week announced a deal to locate their Irvine…