Tag Archive for Steve Choi

Shea Sings the Censorship Blues Again

Christina Shea

Irvine Council member Christina Shea really needs a lesson in how the First Amendment works.  Publications that are critical of your work as a council member are not necessarily political hit pieces.  Her ongoing target is the Irvine Community News and Views, which is published regularly, has researched news stories that carry actual bylines, and…

Kang to Sue CHA Over Bogus Mailer Supporting Irvine Republicans


The developers funding the Irvine Republican ticket have finally jumped the shark with a mailer than came out Saturday featuring former Irvine Democratic Mayor Sukhee Kang’s photo with text suggesting his support for the Republican ticket. Kang, the city’s first Korean-American mayor who led the city through the toughest part of the Bush recession, was…

The Disrespecting Republicans and Obama’s OC Visit

President Barack Obama delivers the keynote speech during the UC Irvine 2014 commencement ceremony at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday.

Irvine Council member Beth Krom likes to tell the story about when President George W. Bush visited the city when she was mayor.  While she probably opposed every single policy of that occupant of the White House, he was greeted by the mayor warmly and with great respect.  She also showed a class photo of…

Great Park Forensic Audit; Politics Over Substance


I’ll say this to Council member Christina Shea and Jeff Lalloway: mission accomplished. The forensic auditor delivered exactly the sort of document you wanted for the upcoming November elections. It’s loaded with the sort of editorial comment against Larry Agran you sought and charges of non-cooperation against Great Park contractors and it republished a bunch of numbers that have been covered in the multiple compliance audits already.