Tag Archive for Irvine

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

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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. …

DPOC Revamps Democrats of Greater Irvine Club

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The Democrats of Greater Irvine held a meeting Sunday afternoon at the Rancho Senior Center with the goal of revamping their club and electing new officers. New DPOC Chair Henry Vandermeir organized a meeting for what turned out to be around 75 eager Irvine residents…