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Irvine’s Pervs in the Park Ordinance is Unconstitutional

Harvard Park, Irvine

One of the platforms that Irvine Republicans ran on in November’s election was how Council member Larry Agran weakened a county ordinance to protect kids in Irvine’s park against child sexual predators and child pornographers complete with a nasty hit piece with a photo of a hooded pervert stalking little kids. That pervert was later…

Irvine’s Puppet Master

I have had the good fortune to get to know Beth Krom, Sukhee Kang and Larry Agran over the years.  The constant Republican spin is that both Kang and Krom have their puppet strings pulled by Agran.  And while the three may vote alike, Agran has no control over either of them.  The three bicker…

Choi Can’t Complain

The Orange County Register was very accommodating to Irvine Mayoral Candidate Steven Choi with an article last Friday pointing out Choi’s support for Measure BB, the Save Our Schools Initiative.  Councilmember Larry Agran said the motion to approve Measure BB immediately actually constitute a rejection of the initiative itself, which I don’t necessarily agree but…

What Made Michele Martinez Team Up with Van Tran?

Santa Ana City Council member and AD-69 candidate Michele Martinez made waves this weekend with a taped TV appearance on a Little Saigon TV program hosted by staunch Vietnamese conservative Van Tran.  Sporting a new black dye job, Martinez, sat across the table form Van Tran opposite a fake window set of New York City(!!??!!) to…

Watchdog Group Says Rohrabacher Personally Benefits from His Office

  The Daily Pilot reports that Huntington Beach Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher is one of the members of Congress who personally benefits — financially — by holding his office beyond his Congressional salary through extended benefits to family members. From the story: “Family Affair,” the report by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, D.C., reviewed…

Are Prostitutes Being “Sold” in OC on Backpage.com

Sunday’s New York Times opinion section carried this column by Nicholas Kristof about Backpage.com, an online classified ad site run by Village Voice Media which owns the OC Weekly.  It’s a powerful column where the writer captures the story of a young woman sold into sexual bondage by pimps in New York City where her…