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Irvine GOP Council Members Take Spat to Facebook

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Many of us are still very surprised by Irvine Republican Council member Christina Shea’s decision to break with the Republican majority to cast the deciding vote last Tuesday to restore draconian cuts proposed to the Irvine Barclay Theater, OC Legal Aid Services, the Orange County Human Relations Commission and the Discovery Science Center in Santa…

Alvarez’s Cultural Summit Costs Rack Up for Santa Ana Taxpayers

At the by-invitaton only Cultural Diversity Summit hosted last year by the city of Santa Ana between Jewish leaders and the county’s Latino community aimed at repairing Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez’s relationship with the Jewish community, Acting City Manager Paul Walters told us since the event was privately sponsored it was closed…

Occupy OC Costs Irvine Taxpayers $8,600

Since the Occupation of a small patch of lawn at Irvine City Hall began in late October, the OccupyOC movement has cost the City of Irvine more than $8,600 according to a post in the Irvine World News.  The costs cover legal counsel and electronic signs to discourage honking.  The signs are costing the city…

Will Tea Partiers Celebrate Their Federal Tax Cut Tomorrow?

There are a number of “Tea Party Protests” being planned throughout Orange County tomorrow.  But recent CBS/New York Times polls show most of the Teabaggers still don’t realize that their taxes went down last year under President Obama’s stimulus package.  This report, from Citizens for Tax Justice, provides a sobering picture that strikes a contrast with…