It's unclear why this wasn't proposed a few weeks ago, but the Irvine City Council tonight will consider proclaiming Feb. 6 "Ronald Reagan Day," in honor of 40th president's birthday.The proclamation is not being foisted on the panel that leans Democratic because Reagan was once a member of the p ... More >>
Hot air keeps it afloat.A new grand jury report: questions whether the Irvine Redevelopment Agency created to usher in development of the Orange County Great Park can fully repay its initial $134 million loan from the city; faults the city of ignoring the poor business climate while churning ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioA familiar role for Larry Agran on Wednesday: moving chess pieces at the Great Park. When Great Park Corp. board members several months ago were chewing the fat at one of their monthly board meetings at Irvine City Hall, chairman Larry Agran mentioned how he envisione ... More >>
OCFair.comClowning around at the '09 fair. As the battle rages over ownership of the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, the current OC Fair & Events Center operators are trumpeting the annual summertime event holding onto the No. 11 spot among the top fairs in the U.S.Meanwhile, down th ... More >>
If you thought the man and organization behind Larry Agran's campaign slush funds was only involved in Irvine political shenanigans (as we previously reported here), now comes word that Frank Lunding is up to his eyeballs in it in the Carmel Valley as well.
Jessica Lyons reports in the Monterey Co ... More >>
"Um, yeah, that's not gonna work for me."
The city of Irvine is paying a private company at least $400 million to design the Great Park. It has set aside $9 million for city staff and an independent company to check the Great Park Design Studio's plans to make sure they more quickly clear future ci ... More >>
Clockwork's Pete Townshendesque ears heard Irvine City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Christina Shea ask the following at Thursday's Great Park Corporation board of directors meeting at City Hall:
“If you could put up on the screen the terrorist area.”
Now, it is no state secret that Irvin ... More >>
*Moved up, 'cause the conversation's fun!
Irvine's reigning feet-to-the-fire holder Stephen C. Smith has a very interesting post on his IrvineTattler.com site. Here is an excerpt from “Sukhee Kang Knows Your Birth Date”:
Councilman and mayoral candidate Sukhee Kang used a California Public Re ... More >>
Eight to 10 years ago, when South Countians, prodded by Irvine, wanted to stop plans for a commercial airport from being built over the soon-to-be abandonded El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, they pointed to studies showing a toxic plume from years of oil, fuel and chemicals spilling onto, running o ... More >>