Tag Archive for Irvine City Council

Irvine’s Own Sarah Palin

Two years ago, as this blog was getting its footing on solid ground, I had lunch with someone close to the Orange County political scene who is actually very neutral.  We got on the subject of Irvine politics.  He questioned why there was such a rift between Council members Christina Shea and Larry Agran. noting…

Irvine Council Member Steven Choi wants an apology

The Register’s Sean Emery finally got around to writing a story about the bigoted comments made by Irvine Council member Steven Choi at last week’s Irvine Chamber of Commerce canddiate’s breakfast.  Choi’s comments warned the audience not to vote for a candidate, Todd Gallinger, who works for the Council on American-Islamic Relations – or CAIR – which Choi…

The Divisive Politics of Irvine

I’ve been following Irvine politics for about 10 years now.  When my daughter’s soccer coach emailed me Chuck DeVore’s blogpost about my earlier Choi post here (and thanks for the hits Chuck, we appreciate it), I wanted to make a stronger statement that needs saying. The non-partisan City Council race in Irvine is frankly less about…

Choi’s Shameful Smear

The Irvine Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast last Friday for the candidates for Mayor and City Council.  Council member Steven Choi, running for re-election despite already having a committee to raise funds for a run at Chuck DeVore assembly seat in 2010, by luck of the draw, was selected to be the final speaker.…