Tag Archive for Larry Agran

Orange County Support for Proposition 15 California Fair Elections Act

Since 2000, over $1 billion has been raised by California politicians, buying special interests unprecedented access but shutting out the rest of us. That’s why polls show nearly three out of four voters want to change the way elections in California are financed. “The California Fair Elections Act will be a big win for California’s citizens,” said Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Larry Agran. “In the seven states that have fair elections systems, legislators were able to pass good laws to benefit their constituents instead of spending half their time raising money for the next campaign. The California Fair Elections Act will put Sacramento back to work for California.”

Happy Birthday Larry Agran

The man those on the right love to hate is celebrating a birthday today.  Democrats who support him are sometimes accused of “blind loyalty” but it’s hardly the case.  I met Larry Agran in 1998 when he was touting the Millenium Plan and a commercial airport at El Toro was still a very real possibility.…

Maybe Jerry (Amante) Can Host a Telethon for Tustin

One of my biggest complaints about conservative Republicans running for office in Orange County is that they seldom have a record that matches their rhetoric.  Rep. John Campbell decries government spending when proposed by President Obama but votes for the bailout of banks and the automobile industry when the ideas are proposed by the Bush…

Not a Peep from Probolsky about Choi

I’m not sure anyone has complained about Adam Probolsky’s column in the Irvine World News more than I.  More often than not, it’s pretty harmless.  And there are those moments when Adam goes after the progressives in the Irvine council majority or liberals in general, forgetting perhaps that Irvine is far more purple than red.…

NY Times: GOP “Stalinists” Invade Upstate NY for NY23 Congressional Race; Right wing leaning Watertown Times Endorses Democrat Owens

As I noted in a post Friday, I used to live in NY23, a sprawling district in Upstate NY that’s been Republican since the 19th century; but while Republican, the area is hardly conservative.  Its’ very moderate and often difficult to tell Democrats and Republicans apart.  These are good people; salt of the earth types…

State of the Great Park Address this Thursday

I plan on going!  See you there. 2009 STATE OF THE GREAT PARK ADDRESS When: Thursday, July 9, 2009 10:00 AM Where: Irvine City Hall (corner of Harvard and Alton) Light reception at 10:00 AM, presentation at 11:00 AM. For those who can not attend, the presentation will be telecast on Channel 30 and streaming…