Tag Archive for Sharon Wallin

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…

Register Editorial Pages endorse First Democrat for 2014 Election – Sharon Wallin for IUSD Trustee

Sharon Wallin, second from right, was endorsed for re-election to the IUSD board by the OC Register.

The Orange County Register’s editorial pages remain in complete denial of the county’s purple hue.  In 2012, they endorsed exactly one Democrat — Orange Mayor Tita Smith, whom we’ve heard but never confirmed, failed to vote for President Obama in 2012, which would certainly explain the Register’s endorsement.  In today’s edition’s, they endorse Sharon Wallin…

IUSD appoints Ira Glasky to the School Board

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While partisan divides clearly exist on “non-partisan” city council races, when it comes to school boards all that matters is that candidates and electeds share a goal for outstanding public education.  In that spirit, the IUSD board appointed Ira Glasky to the school board to complete the term of Gavin Huntley-Fenner. We applaud the choice.…

Our Picks in Irvine and Tustin

It is without surprise that we endorse Mayor Sukhee Kang for re-election, Larry Agran to return to the Irvine City Council and commissioner Shiva Farivar to replace Christina Shea on the city council.  The progressive majority took control of Irvine in 2000 and since then, on an apples-to-apples comparision, the size of city government has…

Scenes from the IPSF Gala

Tonight’s sold out Irvine Public Schools Foundation Gala was the place to see and be seen in Irvine this Friday night and attracted a big crowd to honor some of the best and brightest to graduate from Irvine’s schools.  And yes, Rep. John Campbell did come to the event and more than one guest grumbled about a…

Young Democrats Announce Endorsements

The Orange County Young Democrats yesterday voted to endorse local Democrats who are running for local office. At last night’s endorsement meeting in Orange, dozens of young Democrats and guests from around Orange County gathered to listen to local candidates and elected officials discuss their plans for the future in a speed dating endorsement meeting.…