Tag Archive for Irvine

Mayor Kang’s 2010 State of the City Address for Irvine

Irvine has really weathered the storm of the current economic downturn due to smart fiscal planning and by squeezing more from every tax dollar.  Progressive leaders have had the majority for a decade and the visionary leadership makes Irvine’s fiscal picture one that’s envied throughout Orange County. And despite Irvine’s good fortune, potential pitfalls do…

Helping Haiti; Not a Right vs. Left Issue

This past Thursday’s edition of the Irvine World News was soaking wet when I opened it up from last week’s rain. And after reading Adam Probolsky’s colume about Rep. John Campbell trying to save some pocket change by going the signature route for candidacy for re-election (and conveniently omitting the fact that Campbell left out…

Krom launches “Let’s Can Campbell” Food Drive

Irvine council member and candidate for Congress in CD-48 Beth Krom has launched a food drive to help the neediest families in Orange County’s 48th district. It’s a food drive with a message to “can” Rep. John Campbell.  So bring your canned goods and come and meet Beth, who promises to be a lot more…

Mark McGwire ponies up to using steroids

Former St. Louis Cardinals slugger and (former?) Irvine resident Mark McGwire came clean about his use of steroids during the fabulous 1998 season that saw him chase baseball’s single season home run mark with Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs.  McGwire hit 70 dingers that year in a season that helped baseball recover from the 1994…

Close Enough

Some of you know I coach a girl’s 5th and 6th grade basketball team in Irvine. My team is a great group of girl’s and about half the team has never played basketball before, so their are a lot of traveling violations; we practice pivoting a lot.  When one of them gets caught traveling, they…