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Register’s Chapter 11 should be no cause for Joy at OC Weekly

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Most everyone enjoyed that extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning but OC Weekly editor-in-chief Gustavo Arellano put out this story at 5:17 AM with much glee under the standing column of OC Register Death Watch.  From the piece: “Yesterday, multiple, trustworthy sources who requested anonymity told me the Register’s parent company planned to file…

The Irvine GOP Council Majority’s Karma Sandwich

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The Daily Pilot reported on the State Joint Audit Committee’s vote to audit the city of Irvine’s Investigation of the Great Park, ignoring pleas from the entire OC Republican state assembly and state senate delegation to do so.  So much for the Republicans being champions of transparency. Predictably, Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway, a candidate…

Third Time is a Charm; Joint Audit Committee will Audit the Great Park Audit

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Irvine’s Republican Council majority likes to talk about transparency in government but that only applies when looking into policies enacted by the former Democratic Council majority.  When it comes to transparency on their own actions for how the Great Park investigation was conducted, they’ve done everything possible to prevent the same sort of scrutiny. So…

Bao Nguyen Makes it Official for a Congressional Run

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Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen has filed papers to run for Congress in what will be Loretta Sanchez’s seat in CD-46 according to stories in the OC Register and Anaheim Blog; Nguyen doesn’t live in the district and has been Garden Grove Mayor for about nine months.  Nguyen hasn’t made a formal announcement, but has…

Frenemines on the Irvine City Council

Jeff Lalloway and Christina Shea with Irvine Mayor Steven Choi-2014

Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway has a reputation for being a bully at times, especially when he doesn’t get his way.  And his council colleagues voted against him last week in approving security cameras at the soccer fields and parking lots at The Great Park. So after my week in Vegas, I had several…