Tag Archive for Mary Ann Gaido

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…

Election Leapfrogging Puts Bao, Martinez On Top

Michele Martinez

Votes are still being counted from last week’s election and yesterday’s fresh batch of results moved some pieces around on the election chessboard. Notably, Garden Grove mayor Bao Nguyen has moved into second place in the race for CD-46 opening up a 578 vote lead over Republican Bob Peterson.  We’ll note it still places Nguyen,…

Big Night for Democrats in OC

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For the fist time, Democrats beat Republicans in voter turnout for a primary election in Orange County and there were several surprises with last night’s primary results.  Here’s a quick snapshot below: Polls tightened in California between Secretary Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders leading up to Tuesday night’s election.  With the Associated Press calling…

Agran Goes Out on a High Note

Agran Gaido Fox reception December 2014

About 250 people attended a farewell reception for outgoing Irvine Council member Larry Agran Tuesday night at Irvine City Hall.  Running mates Melissa Fox and Mary Ann Gaido also attended and it was actually a pretty upbeat affair as the trio thanked supporters and hugged friends. This is actually the second time Agran has left…

Chinese-American Irvine Candidates Forum Takes a Left Turn

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About 300 people attended Saturday’s Irvine Candidate’s Forum at the Irvine Chinese School and, even though the program ran long, it appears as thought the city’s Chinese-American Community is coming out for Democratic candidates as evidenced by the line of questions asked and how they were answered, as well as the sustained and enthusiastic applause…