In a Jan. 14 reaction to the latest scathing, independent audit of his financial mismanagement at the proposed Orange County Great Park, Larry Agran—Irvine's legendary Democratic Party boss—played the shocked, wounded victim like only a 35-year, career politician could. Agran pouted, acted confused and tossed onto underlings all accountability for any possible "very disturbing irregularities." Though he's the reigning Southern California king of unapologetic cronyism and backroom deals, he declared himself a champion of... More >>>