Tag Archive for Irvine

My Last Team

Since I moved to Orange County 13 years ago, I have been involved with both of my children’s endeavors in a number of ways.  I have done the PTA thing and served a variety of cub scout leadership capacities including Den Leader and Cubmaster.  The most frequent activity is coaching.  I have been a head…

Orange County Support for Proposition 15 California Fair Elections Act

Since 2000, over $1 billion has been raised by California politicians, buying special interests unprecedented access but shutting out the rest of us. That’s why polls show nearly three out of four voters want to change the way elections in California are financed. “The California Fair Elections Act will be a big win for California’s citizens,” said Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Larry Agran. “In the seven states that have fair elections systems, legislators were able to pass good laws to benefit their constituents instead of spending half their time raising money for the next campaign. The California Fair Elections Act will put Sacramento back to work for California.”

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…