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IUSD Superintendent to Retire

The IUSD community got a surprise in their email inbox Friday; an announcement that school superintendent Gail Gross has decided to retire.  Dr. Gross has done an extraordinary job maintaining the quality of Irvine’s highly regarded schools with no help from elected state legislators more interested in maintaining the party line than helping Irvine get…

Our Picks in Irvine and Tustin

It is without surprise that we endorse Mayor Sukhee Kang for re-election, Larry Agran to return to the Irvine City Council and commissioner Shiva Farivar to replace Christina Shea on the city council.  The progressive majority took control of Irvine in 2000 and since then, on an apples-to-apples comparision, the size of city government has…

Our chat with Don Wagner

I met AD-70 candidate Don Wagner at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce event in Irvine last Friday and we spent a few minutes talking about the upcoming election. The very first thing I said to Don was express my condolences at the loss of his son, who died the weekend before June’s primary due to…

President’s message to school kids

Here are the text and video of President Obama’s address to school kids this year.  I’m happy IUSD sent a note to school principals encouraging them to show the message to their classes, but will wait to hear from students in my neighborhood about whether or not they saw it. “Hello Philadelphia! It’s wonderful to…