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Irvine Democratic Club Starts Up on Sunday

Henry Vandermeir addresses the DPOC Central Committee during officer elections January 14, 2013. (Photo: Lou Delgado)

The Democratic Party of Orange County is helping to organize a new Irvine Democratic Club to organize and get an early start on building a strong base of new voters, recruit new candidates and mobilize to start the Tea Party Republicans who control our City Council majority from dismantling the quality of life and progressive…

Give Irvine Families Patience to Heal

Editor’s Note: I met Michael Ghaemi about 18 months ago while helping an Irvine Persian-American Community with community outreach for several public service efforts to better connect the community with city and county resources.  Mr. Ghaemi was the driver of a car that was struck by an alleged drunk driver; the accident killed his daughter’s…

Irvine Finance Commissioner Makes Big Mistake on iCHP

We’ve written about the City of Irvine’s iCHP program before.  It’s a terrific program where the city works with several organizations to identify families of limited income and kids under 19 access affordable or even free quality healthcare for their children.  The city works with the Children’s Health Initiative of Orange County and helps them…

Choi’s Folly: How to Pay for The Great Park Library

Irvine Mayor Steven Choi’s central vision for Irvine’s Great Park includes the construction of a 200,000 square foot central library, and the library was a central theme in his State of the City address in late February.  What’s missing from this vision — any detailed plan for paying for this structure. Choi told the Register…