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IRVINE, CA   Irvine Community Services Commissioner and City Council candidate Melissa Fox today announced an endorsement from Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) Board President Paul A. Bokota. Coming on the heels of Melissa Fox’s recent endorsement by Irvine City Council Member Lynn Schott, the endorsement of IUSD Board President Bokota gives the Fox campaign further…

No, Betty Carroll isn’t on the Irvine School Board no matter what that IE mailer says


Independent Expenditure mailers in Irvine are notorious for … lying. A batch of new signs sported up promoting Irvine’s “education team” for city council and school board are intermixed with an IE sign promoting a teacher’s union slate.  I spoke with one candidate who said he/she hates them. The IEs in Irvine usually have close…

Wagner’s In for Irvine Mayor

Lucy Dunn and Don Wagner

As predicted, Don Wagner is in the race for mayor of Irvine and his announcement sounds a heck of a lot more positive than indications of earlier reluctance provided. Wagner (R-FivePoint) will join Christina Shea (R-Five Point) “Give Five Point Want It Wants” ticket.  And both will get mucho dinero from the Emile Haddad cabal…

Will Portola High Testing Cost IUSD Measure E Votes?

Irvine High School #5 Site A

Measure E, a significant bond measure aimed at shoring up older schools in Irvine, is on the ballot for June 7.  During the Great Recession and California’s budget crisis from 10 years ago, money for needed repairs just wasn’t there and Irvine’s current State Assembly and State Senate team have already told the city’s education…

We’re Supporting Irvine’s Measure E School Bond Measure


The Irvine Unified School District is traditionally one of Orange County’s and California’s best performing school districts despite the fact it’s also one of the lowest funded school districts in the state. Measure E, a bond for much needed repairs in many of the city’s older elementary/middle/high schools, could raise as much as $250-$319 million…

Testing for Toxics in Irvine at Portola High School


Reprinted with permission from the TestForToxics blog with a summary from Dr. Harvey Liss about the meeting and public hearing on the additional testing at the new IUSD Portola High School.  I echo Dr. Liss’s doubts about PlaceWorks, the district’s consultant, when it comes to honesty.  I can’t recall the specific consultant’s name, but during…