Tag Archive for OC Weekly

Myths about Minimum Wage Leading into Irvine’s Living Wage Repeal Attempt

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The Irvine City Council majority will almost certainly repeal the city’s Living Wage ordinance, first installed in 2007, which required contractors for city business who won contracts in excess of $100,000 to pay workers in Orange County between $10.82/hour (with benefits) or $13/hour without benefits.  The media coverage of the act is calling out Irvine’s…

Judge Nelson?

R. Shawn Nelson, 4th District Supervisor

Orange County Superior Court Judge Marc Kelly is being served with a recall notice today (hat tip to Matt Coker at the OC Weekly), and should the movement to remove the judge for an atrocious sentence of 20-year old  Kevin Jonas Rojano-Nieto, who sexually assaulted a three-year old girl he was related to.  The crime…

Irvine Community News & Views Still Publishing

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After November’s bitter and close election, Irvine Republicans like Allan Bartlett and Jeff Lalloway went to social media to ask if anyone got their copy of Irvine Community News & Views because, “my copy hasn’t arrived” followed by derisive comments that the OC Register’s delivery team was responsible for distribution.  Lots of griping from Irvine…

OC Weekly Death Watch: the Paper is For Sale

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Move over OC Register.  Aaron Kushner’s local paper is not the only local media outlet in distress.  The OC Weekly is up for sale according to this post on the paper’s Navel Gazing site. Here’s the press release about the outfit hired to sell the paper: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray Engaged to Explore Options…

Bill Clinton and Joe Biden Come to Irvine

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Hat tip to OC Weekly (see Gustavo, that’s how it’s done) for the news that former President Bill Clinton arrives in Irvine today and Vice President Joe Biden will come to Irvine tomorrow as part of two day Patient Safety & Technology Summit at the Hotel Irvine (the former Hyatt) off of Main Street and…

Full Context: What Moxley Left Out of His Beth Krom Hit Piece

Councilmember Beth Krom welcomes Pelosi.

OC Weekly’s R. Scott Moxley has a hit piece on Irvine council member Beth Krom in this week’s edition.  With the exception of regular attacks on do-nothing Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, one would almost think Moxley is writing for The Flash Report these days as his work does nothing but help OC’s Republicans with headlines used in…