Tag Archive for Starpointe Ventures

Challenging Weekend in Irvine over Vets Cemetery Referendum

Signature gatherers for Ed Pope’s referendum on the location of the Orange County Veteran’s Cemetery got ugly this weekend; harassment, assaults, lies and intimidation were in abundance.  A campaign to block and harass possible signers of a referendum — all Irvine voters and taxpayers — is being led by a sitting Irvine council member for…

Starpointe Ventures hedges bets; $40K donation to OC GOP

We reported in August that Starpointe Ventures in Irvine, a “consulting firm” in Irvine that in recent years seemed to benefit the Republicans in Irvine and OC, had contributed $50,000 to the state Democratic Party; we were curious with what they thought they’d be buying.  Now comes word that Starpointe has hedged their bets and…

OC’s Starpoint Ventures Cuts $50,000 Check to California Democratic Party

Irvine-based Starpointe Ventures, led by CEO Patrick Strader, made a $50,000 contribution to the California Democratic Party earlier this month according to TheElectionTrack.com, which tracks political contributions according to candidates and causes.  Strader, who acts as a consultant to FivePoint Neighborhoods interests in Irvine among other things, has been closely associated with the OC GOP and…