Tag Archive for Irvine

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…

Is the Solar Decathlon in Trouble?

On Monday, the new Irvine Republican city council majority, in a 3-2 vote, will start charging $10 per adult and $5 a kid for the Great Park Balloon ride and likewise charge for the carousel rides to raise revenue to help pay for the 2013 Solar Decathlon coming to Irvine this fall.  What’s next, we…