Tag Archive for Irvine

Sukhee Kang Book Signing at UCI Saturday

Sukhee Kang

Former Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang was the first Korean-American Mayor of a major US city when he was elected in 2008.  He, an a progressive council majority, guided Irvine through the worst of the lingering bad Bush economy without cutting services or raising taxes.  In addition, he championed Irvine’s iCHIP program that helped match up…

Critical Irvine Planning Commission Meeting Tonight

soccer at the Great Park

Irvine is the best planned city in Orange County. Sure, there are many nice cities, and lovely coastal towns, but when it comes to the combination of great planning, great schools and public safety, Irvine wins hands down. That’s why I live here. People often ask why I support Beth Krom and Larry Agran.  My…

Is the Fix in for the “Build the Great Park Now” Effort?

Balloon Ride at The Great Park Irvine

Hot off the press, this email from Matt Smith, the president of the Irvine Democratic Club, urging Irvine Democrats to attend a special Planning Commission meeting regarding a faux grassroots group called “Build the Great Park Now” that seems more intent on turning the Great Park into a massive sports complex instead of the master…

OC Cities make Top 100 “Best Places to Live” List

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Several Orange County cities make the list of the Top 100 places in the US to live according to Livability Magazine. Anaheim comes in at #28.  Irvine checks in at #36, Fullerton is #48, Santa Ana and Orange at #93 and #94 respectively, with Costa Mesa checking in at #99. Critera is housing, economics, healthcare,…

County Seeks State Funds to Make Musick Jail Even Bigger

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Lost in the debate about Jail High or Great Park High is an effort underway by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to seek additional state funds — a maximum of $80 million extra dollars — to expand the Musick Jail on Irvine’s Northeast Corridor. Staff members of the Sheriff’s Department plan to meet with Irvine…

Arte’s Angle in Anaheim

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I’ve seen my share of typos regarding the Los Angeles “Angles” of Anaheim online and on Facebook that my choice of words in the headline is deliberate.  As a baseball fan, I think we all need to take a breath here for a minute on the negotiations between the city of Anaheim and the Angels. …