Beth Krom

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Larry Agran Spent $200 Million At Great Park, But His Top Adviser Scores New York Times Story On His House

    We once could have imagined The New York Times sending a future reporter to a completed Orange County Great Park in Irvine for an awe-inspiring article in the paper's "Great Homes & Destinations" section. Don't laugh. There's no shame in being fooled a decade ago. That's when Irvine political boss L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    Irvine Mayor Steven Choi's Remarks Dismissing Chinese and Pakistani Friend Cities Resurface

    Just in time for the Nov. 4 election, Irvine Mayor Steven Choi is again being highlighted for his remarks in April dismissing the cities of Baoji, China, and Karachi, Pakistan, as potential "Friendship Cities."

  • News

    February 20, 2014

    OCDA Says You Have the Right to Self-Incrimination

    [Moxley Confidential] Defense attorneys claim OC prosecutors unfairly interrogate suspects

  • News

    January 23, 2014

    Larry Agran's Irvine Idiots

    [Moxley Confidential] Even after the release of a damning audit, the longtime political boss and his apologists still think all's swell at the Great Park

  • News

    January 17, 2013

    Larry Agran's Sabotage Squad

    [Moxley Confidential] The sneaky campaign to save Democrats' control of the Great Park failed but kept Beth Krom on the Irvine City Council

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Irvine Makes Sweeping Changes To Clean Up Struggling Great Park Operations

    Irvine's first majority Republican city council meeting in more than a decade kicked off last night and the winds of change raged like a hurricane. With the five-member body focused on the Orange County Great Park, the new council voted for sweeping changes including a restructuring of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Irvine, 'America's Safest City' That Wouldn't Raise Cops' Pay, Has $9.3 Million Surplus

    News item: At its meeting starting at 4 p.m. today, the Irvine City Council will discuss what to do with a $9.3 million surplus.It's a "problem" other city councils wish they were facing, and it's nothing new for Irvine, which the previous fiscal year "wrestled" with a $14.4 million surplus.Which wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    [UPDATED with Feinstein Fooked!] Kinde Durkee, Democratic Treasurer Accused of Fraud

    ​UPDATE, SEPT. 13, 11:05 A.M.: U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is the latest Democrat claiming to have been hornswoggled by campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee. Feinstein first revealed her accounts had been totally cleaned out, but her spokesman later corrected that to say the amount of missing funds is c ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 8, 2011
  • News

    September 1, 2011

    Beth Krom on . . . Beth Krom!

    [Moxley Confidential] Great Park chairwoman explains when she's a corporation and when she's a human being in VIP-party fiasco

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    OC Pride Breaks Out in Irvine Saturday

    ​Pride breaks out in the area between Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre and Wild Rivers Waterpark in Irvine Saturday, and I don't mean the pride associated with reaching your car dry after leaving either place.It's OC Pride, the once-despised, now kinda-sorta mainstream celebration of alternative l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Sukhee Kang to Run for Congress in 2012

    Sukhee Kang​Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang announced today he's running in 2012 for what will likely be three-term Republican John Campbell's newly redrawn congressional district seat.Kang, obviously un-chilled by City Council colleague, former mayor and fellow Democrat Beth Krom's handy loss to Campbel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    [UPDATE: Council action:] Will Larry Agran Block Pervert-in-the-Park Ordinance?

    Agran can't decide on sex offender issue?​Update: At last night's council meeting, an annoyed Larry Agran argued that Irvine parks are sex-crimes free (against minors) and so any ordinance banning convicted sex offenders from entering the properties is unnecessary. An even more annoyed Beth K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    [UPDATED with Split Response:] Rackauckas and Hutchens Support Ban on Sex Offenders in Irvine City Parks

    Irvine council members Sukhee Kang, Beth Krom and Larry Agran​UPDATE, MAY 11, 9:54 A.M.: The proposal to ban sex offenders from Irvine city parks did not wow all council members Tuesday night. Mayor Sukhee Kang, Councilman Steven Choi and the councilman who brought the matter before the panel, Jef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Election 2010: Moxley Watches The OC Republicans

    Jonathan Ho / OC WeeklyTran: Not time to concede. ​1:00 a.m.: Van Tran Remains HopefulInside the converted Garden Grove Blockbuster store, Van Tran continues to hold onto his dream of defeating Loretta Sanchez. Tran is trailing by more than 5,000 votes--and the gap seems to be getting larger. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Election 2010: Coker is Spun, Polled, Teabagged

    ​1:28 p.m.: Orange County agreed with state voters on most ballot initiatives, although more of us did want to keep choking on polluted air until the unemployment rate drops and most like the state budget approval process to remain fucked-up, thank you very much (probably because many are philosop ... More >>

  • News

    October 28, 2010

    OC's Scariest People

    Crypt from the headlines, here are our annual 31 flavors of fiendishness

  • News

    August 19, 2010

    The Great Park: Hot Air?

    Thanks to Larry Agran, a few people have gotten very rich from the county's proposed $1.2 billion, still-not-built park

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Liberals To Target GOP's Irvine Congressional Seat

    Libs target longshotBeth Krom finally has a reason to smile.​Politico is reporting this afternoon that Krom, the Irvine Democrat who is challenging incumbent Congressman John Campbell in November's general election, has won the promised support of a liberal group tied to former presidential c ... More >>

  • News

    July 8, 2010

    Henry Nicholas' Divorce Is More Secret Than Yours

    [Moxley Confidential] That's what the billionaire's lawyers are still arguing, three years after the split became final

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Death of Beth Krom's Son Among a Wave of Booze-Related Accidents at UCSB

    Beth Krom Congress 2010 Facebook page (From left): Hershel, Abby, Noah, Solly and Beth Krom in 2007.​Orange Juice has raised some hackles over the past year by investigating/ writing/ speculating about the death of Noah Krom, the 22-year-old son of Irvine mayor and Democratic congressional candid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Hey, Register, How About Full Disclosure on John Campbell-Beth Krom Debate?

    "Pollster" Adam Probolsky also has the "write" stuff.​Longtime Orange County Republican consultant and pollster Adam Probolsky should comment on local elections, including what's shaping up to be a November showdown between Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) and the Democrat who wants to take his seat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Quote of the Day: Beth Krom Yucking it Up with UCI Students

    Spencer Kornhaber / OC WeeklyBeth Krom: Not as beige as the walls.​"I need the executive summary!"-- Irvine city council member and congressional candidate Beth Krom, speaking with a group of about 11 UC Irvine students concerned about provisions in the pending health-care reform bill. It was perh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Beth Krom, You Gotta Be Kidding!

    ​"I don't see it as a setback."--In the wake of Democrats losing Ted Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts last week, Irvine Democrat Beth Krom--who is challenging Orange County Republican Congressman John Campbell--shared this laughable opinion with the Daily Pilot. Krom has a history of ut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Irvine Cops Angry at Agran Machine Scheming Plan Protest Today

    Agran: Screwing Irvine Cops?​It's always fascinated me that Irvine's Larry Agran, Orange County's most liberal (and wily) politician, has enjoyed solid political support from two groups: corporate executives and cops--especially considering most folks in those two categories sit on the other end o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    "Press Conference" Against Iran Government Produces No News, Much Political Support in Irvine

    Rep. Laura Richardson (inset), Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Rep. Ed Royce, together at last.If the goal of a press conference is to produce a "big announcement" that makes news and warrants coverage--the usual reason one calls a press conference in the first place--then the Iran Sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Attention Turns to Hours Before Noah Krom's Death

    Noah KromWe told you yesterday about the tragic death of 22-year-old Noah Krom, the eldest son of Irvine's Solly Krom and City Councilwoman and announced congressional candidate Beth Krom. Santa Barbara County Sheriff's investigators are now trying to piece together the events that took& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Noah Krom's Memorial Service is Set

    Beth Krom Congress 2010 Facebook page(From left): Hershel, Abby, Noah, Solly and Beth Krom in 2007.From the Krom Family, via Dan Chmielewski of Madison Alexander PR, Inc., The Liberal OC blog and Navel Gazing comments section fame:  The Krom Family appreciates the outpouring of love and all the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Beth Krom Finally Drawn Into Jolie-Aniston Debate

    Lila Kooklan of UC Irvine's New University student newspaper went to the nearby Crystal Jade restaurant recently to cover an event geared toward young people by the campaign to elect former Irvine mayor and current City Councilwoman Beth Krom to Congress.Krom announced in March she will seek the 201 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Krom Makes Congressional Bid for Campbell Seat Official

    Nine days after R. Scott Moxley, with an assist from, blogged that Irvine City Councilwoman Beth Krom was "putting the pieces together" to seek the 48th Congressional District seat occupied by Republican John Campbell, Krom made it official."On issues that matter to this district, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2009

    An Orange County with Two Democratic Congress Members?

    Make room, Loretta Sanchez? reported today that serious efforts are underway to elect not just Orange County's second Democrat to Congress but also its second female Democrat. Dan Chmielewski, who runs the influential progressive blog and has undeniable insider Democratic Party conn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Agran Reelected Great Park Corp. Board Chairman

    The Great Park Corp. Board of Directors this morning unanimously reelected director Michael Pinto to another four-year term and then reelected the Laguna Canyon Foundation founder their vice chairman. It was initially announced to be a straight flush, with the unanimous reelection of Irvine City Cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    Irvine City Councilwoman Beth Krom: Liar?

    Krom: DON'T read my lips At the Oct. 21 Irvine City Council candidates forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Councilwoman Christina Shea, in the middle of an unsuccessful campaign for mayor, said that Lennar Corp., which is building homes ringing the future Great Park, would be allowed to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    You Read the Irvine Election Results Here First

    Kang, Krom and Agran: staying put. Allow me to take you way, way, way back in time to last Thursday, Oct. 30, when the following was posted here (and it was in the print edition that hit the streets that day, too): [Irvine mayoral candidate Christina] Shea and fellow incumbent Sukhee Kang are the ... More >>

  • News

    October 30, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Irvine Candidate Forum: Mostly Civil, Some Fireworks

    Irvine is either a city where the sun does nothing but shine, the streets are lined with gold and bad stuff never ever ever ever ever ever ever happens, or it's a swirling cesspool of cronyism, backroom deals and looming Muslim threats. That was the message voters were given as a busload of people r ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2008

    The Great 
Green Orange

    Environmental Coalition for OC Great Park

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2006

    Chairman Jao

    It looks like Irvine Republicans may have finally developed their own alternative to the Hometown Voter Guide. The Irvine City, School and Neighborhood Leaders Committee (ICSNLC) has paid for $28,011 worth of independent expenditures opposing Beth Krom, $7,612 to oppose Mary-Anne Gaido, another $7, ... More >>

  • News

    June 29, 2006

    Twisted Sister City

    Irvine shanghais Taiwan

  • Columns

    June 29, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    June 21 - June 27

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2006

    Irvine Wants Communist $$$ for the Great Park?

    The controversy surrounding Irvine's new "Sister City" relationship with Communist officials in Shanghai and the bizarre snub of democratic Taiwan began with numerous "irregularies," including breaches of protocol, "odd" outside influences and possible "deliberate deception," according to a June 21 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2006

    Irvine Tells Taiwan Where to Krom It

    Irvine Mayor Beth Krom just might be unmade in Taiwain. As reported in OC Register's blog and print edition, as well as The Blotter, Irvine recently set up a sister-city in China, after agreeing to ignore Taiwanese sovereignity. They can't partake in Taiwanese National Day celebrations and civic lea ... More >>

  • News

    October 13, 2005

    Agran on the Warpath

    Indians are the new bogeyman in the war against an already defeated airport

  • News

    September 22, 2005

    Criticize Larry Agran, Go to Jail

    Irvine's Rules of Ethical and Open Governance would restrict criticism of politicians, passing of "GO", collection of $200

  • News

    July 21, 2005

    During Brain Surgery, Keep Your Eye on the Ball, You Cockroach

    The Agran team responds to evidence of ethics problems with analogy, metaphor, psychoanalysis

  • News

    July 7, 2005

    Agran Dispenses Great Pork

    Massive PR spending will aid park chairmans allies in upcoming election

  • News

    June 23, 2005

    Great Park With All the Fixins

    Agran doling out pork at $441 per hour

  • News

    December 9, 2004

    Center Bind

    Beth Krom embarrasses Centerline with radio fiasco

  • Features

    November 4, 2004

    O, America . . .

    Reflections on Election Day, 2004

  • News

    November 4, 2004


    Newport Beach, 12:14 a.m.

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