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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…

Gafcon issues statement on State Auditor’s Audit of Great Park Audit

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  California State Auditor Releases Report Criticizing City of Irvine’s Poor Governance of $1.7 Million Review of the Orange County Great Park Independent State Investigation Finds Flaws in the City’s Audit Process Compromised Audit’s Credibility SAN DIEGO, CA (August 9, 2016) – The City of Irvine exercised “poor governance” in its $1.7 million review of…

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,…

Will Portola High Testing Cost IUSD Measure E Votes?

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Measure E, a significant bond measure aimed at shoring up older schools in Irvine, is on the ballot for June 7.  During the Great Recession and California’s budget crisis from 10 years ago, money for needed repairs just wasn’t there and Irvine’s current State Assembly and State Senate team have already told the city’s education…