Tag Archive for Irvine

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

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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…

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.”

Choi makes unsubstantiated claim about creating jobs in Irvine

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Do you think a Mayor of a mid-size city (populations of more than 150,000 to 450,000) can affect policies that led to private sector job growth?  Unless it’s a city contract, it’s doubtful.  But Irvine Mayor Steven Choi is claiming that among his accomplishments as mayor is decreasing Irvine’s low unemployment rate from 5.6 percent…