Larry Agran

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    The Tres Pendejos: Adios to Larry Agran, Curt Pringle and Miguel Pulido

    In June 2004, the Orange County Register published an article that was simultaneously preposterous yet prophetic. It was a profile of three mayors--Curt Pringle of Anaheim, Miguel Pulido of Santa Ana, and Irvine's Larry Agran--who had become what reporter Jeff Rowe called "the most unusual of politi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    Irvine Political Boss Larry Agran Gets Crushed At Polls and Rev. Lou Sheldon's Spawn Is Angry

    A weighty omen of Larry Agran's long overdue political demise occurred 72 hours before the Nov. 4 Irvine city council election when the dictatorial boss of a political machine once considered invincible was spotted frantically running out of his house carrying boxes stuffed with campaign fliers. H ... More >>

  • News

    July 24, 2014

    Larry Agran the Leech

    [Moxley Confidential] Insider blames Great Park fiasco on corruption and incompetence

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    What the Hell Was Larry Agran Even Thinking Trying to Befriending a Vietnamese City?

    Last night, hundreds of Vietnamese Americans beset Irvine City Hall to voice their distaste at Larry Agran's suggestion that the city of Irvine start a friendship city relationship with Nha Trang, Vietnam. They filled the seats and the parking lot, overflowing around the building as anti-communist V ... More >>

  • 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 15, 2013

    Gustavo's Latest "Orange County Line" for KCRW: The Great Park Lunacy

    Crazy but true story: years ago, a source approached me about all sorts of alleged insanity regarding the Great Park, Larry Agran, and his cronies. The editor at the time was thrilled at the story--then promptly took me off the story and gave it to Schou. Schou was thrilled to get on the story--then ... More >>

  • News

    November 15, 2012

    Tony Rackauckas Is a Robo Cop

    [Moxley Confidential] DA's election-eve robocall for Irvine Democrat Larry Agran angers Orange County Republicans

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Adam Probolsky Orange County Register Journalistic BJ for Larry Agran--Explained!

    The same day we published R. Scott Moxley's damning story on the cozy financial relationship Orange County Republican politicos like Adam Probolsky (who was pictured there and here) has with Larry Agran, Irvine's supposedly liberal Boss Hogg, the Orange County Register published Probolsky's column t ... More >>

  • News

    November 1, 2012

    Larry Agran's Great Irvine Election Robbery

    [Moxley Confidential] Yet more evidence emerges in the Democrat's Republican-vote-splitting caper

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Larry Agran Blasted By Three Former Close Allies As Corrupt & Unworthy of Irvine Mayor's Job

    Three prominent Orange County men who spent years as close allies to Larry Agran have joined together in a campaign mailer to declare him a corrupt politician unworthy of winning the mayor's job in the City of Irvine's Nov. 6 election."He's betrayed his values--Agran does not deserve our vot ... 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 >>

  • News

    May 26, 2011

    Larry Agran, It's Time for You to Go

    [Moxley Confidential] Recent interview inadvertently reveals the slimy side of Irvine's most powerful politician

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    New Zealand Blogger Paints Larry Agran Red

    ​A New Zealand libertarian blogger who has compiled an online list of socialist politicians in the U.S. ("Red Reps" as he calls 'em) has at No. 6 Irvine City Councilman Larry Agran.And, no, this is not another April Fools joke.

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Paper Further Exposes More Dirt On Larry Agran's Political Machine in Irvine

    Agran: OC's biggest unindicted scoundrel?​Is there more evidence that Irvine political boss Larry Agran is a criminal?According to an online column published tonight by Orange County Register columnist Frank Mickadeit, that scenario might be the case.Mickideit reports that local folks ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Election 2010: Who's In and Who's Out in Irvine?

    ​Updated throughout the night, with the freshest post on topLate: Oy. Squeezed my way through the madness (good-looking madness) that was the OC Republican election night party in search of some Irvine players to chat with. No luck. Instead, I got to wander through a sea of boos when Presiden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Anti-Larry Agran Website Emerges in Irvine

    Sukhee Kang (left) and his master, Larry Agran​Though a majority of Irvine's voters are registered Republicans, they've repeated supported the decidedly liberal political alliance controlled by Larry Agran, a onetime Democratic Party presidential primary candidate.That fact has had Republican insi ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 26, 2010
  • News

    August 19, 2010

    Money Bags

    A sampling of the 2011 Great Park budget

  • 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

    April 24, 2010

    Poll: OC Great Park Idea Losing Support

    New homes will be the main component of Agran's "Great" park​Despite a local government spending at least $100,000-a-month to win favorable public relations on the unbuilt Orange County Great Park in Irvine, most residents have a negative opinion about the project, according to a pol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Agran Makes His Moves at Great Park

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Larry Agran's Great Park Failure Blasted By Fellow Liberal

    Larry the Liar nailed by fellow Liberal​"We have the great balloon not the Great Park."--Acclaimed UC Irvine professor Mark Petrecca on the current episode of KOCE's "Real Orange" discussing the failure of Irvine city councilman Larry Agran, a fellow liberal and the ethics-less godfather of the ci ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 29, 2009
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    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 20, 2009

    OC Great Park Audit Shows Additional Signs of Public Corruption

    Someone Stinks in Irvine​Whether you're for or against the creation of the so-called Orange County Great Park, the fallback scheme to block construction of an international airport at the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, I'm guessing you'd probably want the multi-billion dollar government ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2009

    Larry Agran, Then and Now

    Agran: Follow the bouncing tax dollars.THEN:January 28, 2003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  #2003-10 SUBJECT:  City of Irvine Announces Funding Plan for Orange County Great Park IRVINE, CA-- Today, the City of Irvine released a detailed plan for funding the development and maintenance of a $353 mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2009

    Agran Wants Your Federal Dollars for Great Park

    During his fourth annual State of the Great Park address today at Irvine City Hall, Orange County Great Park Corp. board chairman Larry Agran said federal stimulus funds from the Obama administration are being sought to help pay for $61 million worth of construction beginning there this year.Near th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    As Stephen Smith Leaves Town, Irvine's "Tattler" Calls on Others to Step Up

    Stephen C. Smith calls on others to keep tabs on Irvine City Hall.CORRECTED!Lost in Santa Ana a few months ago, half paying attention to the street signs and half to Larry Mantle's KPCC interview show blaring out of the car speakers, I heard the host steer his Orange County "roundtable" guests--Oran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Auto Industry's Demise is Orange County Great Park's Gain

    No one is buying cars in this country. That means new cars aren't leaving dealer lots. That means U.S. ports are getting backed up with cars that, at least temporarily, have no place to go. And that means ships bringing these cars into those ports are getting backed up as well.Gee, if only there was ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2007

    Agran's Irvine Machine Gets Challenger

    A majority of Irvine voters are Republicans and yet for years Larry Agran's progressive political machine has controlled the mayor's office. It's a reality Republican city councilwoman Christina Shea hopes to shatter next year. This morning Shea announced that she will run for the job herself. She ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2006

    2006 WORST OC Candidate: Lynn Daucher

    If I hadn't been stuck in the courthouse for the last several months, this award would probably go to Larry Agran's robot Beth Krom, a deceitful mess of a politician/hack who should shame any true progressive. More on her and Agran after their victory. I promise. But tonight the one candidate who e ... More >>

  • News

    February 2, 2006

    Immoral Moral Majority of One

    Self-righteous Agran leaves paper trail in voting scandal

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    January 19, 2006

    Update: Agran's Pork Probed

    Grand jury eyes OC Great Park shenanigans

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    January 12, 2006

    Agran's Pork Probed

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Grand jury launches investigation of OC Great Park shenanigans

  • News

    December 29, 2005

    Agran Machine Blows Gasket

    Death of the man they called The Knife raises questions about Larry Agrans political future

  • News

    December 15, 2005

    Agranistas Fire Ordinance

    Proposed law takes aim at political consultants, advisers and the media

  • Features

    September 8, 2005
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    August 25, 2005

    Cable Guy

    A lobbyists offer to represent Cox Cable at Irvine City Hall creates new trouble for Agran

  • Unknown

    July 28, 2005
  • Columns

    November 4, 2004
  • News

    November 4, 2004


    Newport Beach, 12:14 a.m.

  • Features

    October 28, 2004
  • News

    October 21, 2004

    A Boy Named Sue

    Irvine Mayor Agran attempts to muzzle his critics with legal threats

  • News

    September 16, 2004

    Agran Trips on His Own Poll

    Irvine mayor loses one more ally in latest scandal

  • Columns

    August 12, 2004
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    August 5, 2004

    Larry Agrans Power Trip

    Irvine mayors planned public utility could enrich a political pal

  • News

    February 26, 2004

    Deja You

    Agran and Kucinich could be twins . . . very wee twins

  • Columns

    April 25, 2002
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