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No, Betty Carroll isn’t on the Irvine School Board no matter what that IE mailer says


Independent Expenditure mailers in Irvine are notorious for … lying. A batch of new signs sported up promoting Irvine’s “education team” for city council and school board are intermixed with an IE sign promoting a teacher’s union slate.  I spoke with one candidate who said he/she hates them. The IEs in Irvine usually have close…

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


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

pile of money

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

Agran Gaido Fox reception December 2014

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…