Tag Archive for Irvine

Great Park Forensic Audit; Politics Over Substance

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I’ll say this to Council member Christina Shea and Jeff Lalloway: mission accomplished. The forensic auditor delivered exactly the sort of document you wanted for the upcoming November elections. It’s loaded with the sort of editorial comment against Larry Agran you sought and charges of non-cooperation against Great Park contractors and it republished a bunch of numbers that have been covered in the multiple compliance audits already.

Gay Pride in Irvine, But Wrong Flag Used

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Generally speaking, Irvine is a pretty tolerant city and home to OC’s most diverse population.  When it comes to LGBT issues, we still have a ways to go. The DailyKos jumped on a story from OC Weekly a neighbor flying a multi-colored flag in the city’s Orangetree neighborhood; neighbors complained to the homeowner’s association about…

The LA Times weighs in on the Great Park; Urges Caution

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The Los Angeles Times editorial page offered this opinion in today’s pages, a striked contrast to the OC Register’s cheerleading for the FivePoints developers who stand to make millions of dollars off the extra land for homes in exchange for building the park. My gripe with the developers is pretty simple; I don’t want to…

Next Steps for the Solar Decathlon

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TheLiberalOC is pleased to publish this essay from Professor Fred Smoller of Chapman University.  Without Professor Smoller’s vision, Orange County’s Great Park would never had hosted the recently held Solar Decathlon in the first place. Future planning for the hugely successful solar decathlon and XPO requires ambitious and innovative thinking, followed by bold action. In case…

Hugh Hewitt is a Finalist for the Irvine School Board

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The Cowardly Lion himself is a finalist for the Irvine Unified School Board seat being vacated by Gavin Huntley-Fenner.  Radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt has made the final cut of about a dozen candidates and is being invited back for a final round of interviews by the Irvine School Board. How Hewitt will juggle…