Tag Archive for Irvine

Election Leapfrogging Puts Bao, Martinez On Top

Michele Martinez

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?

Irvine High School #5 Site A

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…

Newman’s Biggest Supporter for SD-29 — Himself

Bear-for-Site-2

Political newcomer Josh Newman is running as a candidate for SD-29 and in many ways, his candidacy resembles that of Bernie Sanders going up against Sukhee Kang (in the Hillary Clinton role) and State Rep. Ling Ling Chang (portraying Donald Trump) with a small exception.  Sanders has years in Government; Newman is a political novice.  Bernie’s…

Wannabe Police Chief

Pat Rodgers

There’s a fun screed on the OJ blog about Irvine council member Jeff Lalloway which is attracting lots of attention from Irvine Council Member Christina Shea, Irvine City Commissioner Allan Bartlett, and Shea apologist Lt. Pat Rodgers, usually known online at LTPar.  Go ahead and read the comments; fun stuff!  But when you read what…

Testing for Toxics in Irvine at Portola High School

toxic-waste

Reprinted with permission from the TestForToxics blog with a summary from Dr. Harvey Liss about the meeting and public hearing on the additional testing at the new IUSD Portola High School.  I echo Dr. Liss’s doubts about PlaceWorks, the district’s consultant, when it comes to honesty.  I can’t recall the specific consultant’s name, but during…