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Our chat with Don Wagner

I met AD-70 candidate Don Wagner at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce event in Irvine last Friday and we spent a few minutes talking about the upcoming election. The very first thing I said to Don was express my condolences at the loss of his son, who died the weekend before June’s primary due to…

Krom Beats Campbell

In fundraising last quarter.  It’s true.  And most of Beth’s contributions came from individuals who vote and not PACs who don’t. Here’s the skinny on the growing momentum for change in CD-48. While my opponent continues to bob and weave, we have spent the past 20 months taking our message directly to voters. And in…

Confessions of a Business License Fee Scofflaw

Earlier this week, our friends at the Orange Juice raked me through the coals by painting me as operating a business in Santa Ana without holding a business license.  And, that’s true.  I didn’t have a license for my office in Santa Ana.  It was an office I kept and used sparingly.  I guess I…

UPDATED: The Hidden Great Park Environmental Documents

Chris is busy at work and asked that this be brought to your attention. Frankly, I’m a little confused but not for the reason one might first expect. Explanation to follow. The Voice of OC has a post today under a nearly identical title. It describes how a number of documents detailing environmental concerns at…

Happy Birthday Mayor Kang

I’ve had the great pleasure of getting to know that past three mayors of Irvine personally.  And knowing how strong willed each of them are, I always laugh when someone suggests they are not independent.  Voting alike doesn’t necessarily constitute puppet strings no matter how many times conservative operatives in Irvine suggest it. So with…

Around Town In South County

Children have begun to go back to school. Some have already started school and some will begin a bit later on this week. I went out around town on Saturday and drove out to the Great Park. I had been driving by it for years and never actually took the time to go back in to check it out. I finally decided to go out with my Son to check it out.