Tag Archive for Lynn Schott

Republican-Led Red-Baiting Lives on in Irvine

Allan Bartlett

  Twitter is a marvelous tool for some — 140 characters to demonstrate a complete lack of tolerance, demagoguery and good old-fashioned McCarthyism all directed by conservative Irvine city commissioners and senior officials in the Republican Party in the wake of last week’s city council meeting in which there was an effort to expand Irvine’s…

Gavin Huntley-Fenner to Step Down from IUSD School Board

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Gavin Huntley-Fenner, an Irvine Unified School Trustee for nine years, is resigning from the board citing increased demands on his time from his very successful consulting business. Here’s the announcement from IUSD followed by excerpts from Huntley-Fenner’s comments: “Many of you will recognize that I have always aspired to be a highly visible and hands-on…

Choi’s Name Not on Petition Supporting Measure BB in Irvine

  Irvine Mayoral candidates Larry Agran and Katherine Daigle offered a spirited debate based on political philosophy and issues Wednesday night at Irvine City Hall hosted by Republican pollster Adam Probolsky who also writes a column for the Irvine World News.  Republican Steven Choi was not there and issued a news release suggesting moderator Probolsky…

Irvine Republicans Up to Old Tricks Again

The expression is those who fail to learn from the past are destined to repeat it, and in the case of the current crop of Republican candidates for Mayor and City Council, it’s not so much a failure to learn from the past but a denial that the past ever happened to begin with. Case…

P.K. Wong completes The Agran/Krom Slate in Irvine

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P.K. Wong, a finance professional and a former executive with the Singapore Futures and Options Exchange, will join the slate featuring Council members Larry Agran and Beth Krom for Irvine City Council. Wong would be the first Chinese-American elected official and his background and experience in finance would like make him the County’s most knowledgeable…

Choi to Run for Mayor in Irvine

Termed out Irvine City Council member Dr. Steven Choi is a candidate for mayor in the 2012 election and it brings up all sorts of fun to look forward to in the coming election cycle. Choi, who embarassed himself and the city by wearing a Photoshopped image of then Speaker Nancy Pelosi as Stalin in 2009, was the subject of voter fraud charges from former Assembly candidate Jerry Amante, then Mayor of Tustin. Choi and his entire family were registered to vote from a rented condo/apartment in Woodbridge while the city councilman was still clearly residing in a posh Woodbury home.