Tag Archive for Irvine

Good Winners and Bad Winners

Bao-Nguyen

Years of coaching kid sports, for both boys and girls, is something I’ll always cherish.  I love winning as much as any coach does, but I’ve always found there are life lessons to be taught that hopefully carry over into young adulthood (and some of kids who played ball for me have graduated college already…

Daly will now drive Veteran’s Cemetery & Memorial

SQSGreatPark

I had an interesting chat with a source close to the developers of the Great Park last week.  I referenced the communications between Irvine Planning Commissioner Anthony Kuo and the Chinese Immigrant community and whether or not the Veteran’s Cemetery and Memorial would still be on track now that Sharon Quirk-Silva will be leaving her…

Still want that Friendship City in Irvine? Come on Down; Choi’s Making Deals

kimjongchoi

It’s always fun to discover politicians pandering for votes from a particular segment of the voting population.  We reported on an earlier candidate’s forum in Irvine at the Chinese Cultural Center where every person in the room was aware that Mayor Steven Choi had called China “a terrorist nation,” and that his Chinese-American planning commissioner…

For Some, Halloween is 365 Days a Year; Pat Rodgers Still Plays Dress-Up

Pat Rodgers

Halloween is Friday but for some who are active in the blogsphere, dressing up in costume is a 365-day a year experience.  Notably, former Irvine Police Lieutenant Patrick Rodgers. Mr. Rodgers doesn’t wear a cardigan when he frequently comments on the blogs and news sites staunchly defending Irvine Republicans after, for years, lamenting why Irvine…

So Long Occupy OC

OccupyOC-Irvine Protesters (Photo: Dan Chmielewski)

This will be a short post.  This Saturday, I drove past the third anniversary celebration of OccupyOC at Irvine City Hall on my way to the Irvine candidate’s forum at the Chinese School. I would have stopped to snap a photo, but I had the left green arrow and there was an Irvine police officer…

Mayor Choi’s Anti-China & Pakistan Fiasco

Jeff Lalloway and Christina Shea with Irvine Mayor Steven Choi-2014

Choi Insults Community and Gets Confronted by Anti-Defamation League for his Bigotry – “Your remarks generalizing terrorism and the Taliban to Karachi denigrated the Pakistani community and demonized an entire group of people. Irvine is no place for hate. As Mayor of Irvine, you bear a special responsibility to both challenge and distance yourself from hateful rhetoric.”