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IUSD appoints Ira Glasky to the School Board

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While partisan divides clearly exist on “non-partisan” city council races, when it comes to school boards all that matters is that candidates and electeds share a goal for outstanding public education.  In that spirit, the IUSD board appointed Ira Glasky to the school board to complete the term of Gavin Huntley-Fenner. We applaud the choice.…

Gavin Huntley-Fenner to Step Down from IUSD School Board

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Gavin Huntley-Fenner, an Irvine Unified School Trustee for nine years, is resigning from the board citing increased demands on his time from his very successful consulting business. Here’s the announcement from IUSD followed by excerpts from Huntley-Fenner’s comments: “Many of you will recognize that I have always aspired to be a highly visible and hands-on…

Calls for Arming Teachers and Principals Growing Stronger

In the wake of the Connecticut school shooting, gun advocates are turning up the heat to suggest if the school’s teachers or principal were armed, they would have been in a position to return fire and possibly prevent the large loss of life.  Local Orange County school districts have been dealing with a significant number…

Our Picks in Irvine and Tustin

It is without surprise that we endorse Mayor Sukhee Kang for re-election, Larry Agran to return to the Irvine City Council and commissioner Shiva Farivar to replace Christina Shea on the city council.  The progressive majority took control of Irvine in 2000 and since then, on an apples-to-apples comparision, the size of city government has…

John Campbell finally meets Beth Krom

Eight days out from election day, and John Campbell finally has met Beth Krom.  No, not that John Campbell. John Campbell, the sixth grader from Irvine. Krom attended the rally for the CanyonView Elementary boy’s and girl’s Harvest Cup soccer teams this morning; the teams repeated as champions (believed to be the first time both…

Scenes from the IPSF Gala

Tonight’s sold out Irvine Public Schools Foundation Gala was the place to see and be seen in Irvine this Friday night and attracted a big crowd to honor some of the best and brightest to graduate from Irvine’s schools.  And yes, Rep. John Campbell did come to the event and more than one guest grumbled about a…