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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…

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

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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…

Onofre Scores Big Endorsements for AD-74

Karina Onofre

Karina Onofre, an Irvine resident for the past few years and a Democrat for most of her political life, has secured some heavy hitters to endorse her race against the awful Matt Harper in AD-74. Those backing Onofre for Assembly include: *Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez *Senator Lou Correa *Rancho Santiago Community College Trustee, John Hanna *CA…

Onofre to Challenge Harper for AD-74

Karina Onofre

Karina Onofre of Irvine has announced that she’s a candidate for Assembly in AD-74 and will challenge Republican State Rep. Matt Harper for the job.  Onofre is running as a Democrat in the race.  She announced her intentions on Facebook last Saturday. Good Morning Everyone, I feel like I have unfinished business that I need…

“A Walk on Water” comes to OC on November 7

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Most readers know one of my favorite OC charities is Anaheim’s Eli Home which helps battered families.  I also support the good work of the Irvine Public Schools Foundation for what they do to make up for budget shortfalls for the schools that serve Irvine’s school children (a.k.a. the fund that makes up for what…

Was Righeimer Kicked Off the OCTA Board?

Councilman Jim Righeimer - Costa Mesa, Photo: Chris Prevatt

Cotsa Mesa Council member and former Mayor Jim Righeimer was appointed to the OCTA Board last November, but when it was discovered by the County of Orange that the City Selection Committee had violated the Brown Act, so the results of the November action were cancelled.  With new mayors sworn in and a new vote scheduled…