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Shea Reschedules Pro-Developer Agenda Item to Yom Kippur; No Respect for Irvine’s Jewish Council Members

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Irvine Council Member Christina Shea has rescheduled an agenda item that was supposed to be heard in late September to the city’s October 11 council meeting, to exclude Beth Krom and Jeff Lalloway who are both Jewish and won’t attend the meeting because it conflicts with Yom Kippur.  By eliminating Krom and Lalloway from the…

OC’s Starpoint Ventures Cuts $50,000 Check to California Democratic Party

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Irvine-based Starpointe Ventures, led by CEO Patrick Strader, made a $50,000 contribution to the California Democratic Party earlier this month according to TheElectionTrack.com, which tracks political contributions according to candidates and causes.  Strader, who acts as a consultant to FivePoint Neighborhoods interests in Irvine among other things, has been closely associated with the OC GOP and…

Gaido Scores SEIU Endorsement for Irvine Mayor

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Democratic candidate for mayor of Irvine, Mary Ann Gaido, has secured the endorsement of three branches of the Service Employees International Unions.  Here’s her note to supporters below: We are proud to announce that I have been endorsed for Mayor of Irvine by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) — United Service Workers West and the…

Election Leapfrogging Puts Bao, Martinez On Top

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Votes are still being counted from last week’s election and yesterday’s fresh batch of results moved some pieces around on the election chessboard. Notably, Garden Grove mayor Bao Nguyen has moved into second place in the race for CD-46 opening up a 578 vote lead over Republican Bob Peterson.  We’ll note it still places Nguyen,…

Big Night for Democrats in OC

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For the fist time, Democrats beat Republicans in voter turnout for a primary election in Orange County and there were several surprises with last night’s primary results.  Here’s a quick snapshot below: Polls tightened in California between Secretary Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders leading up to Tuesday night’s election.  With the Associated Press calling…