• August 3, 2021
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A Special Message from Irvine Watchdog

Hello everyone. If you have followed our website for any length of time, you will have noticed articles that are longer and articles that are shorter. You will have seen articles that are about commission meetings and articles about the Irvine Community Land Trust. You may have noticed articles that are a bit on the […]

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Congratulations to Branda Lin!

Congratulations to former Irvine Watchdog member Branda Lin. She has been appointed by newly elected Council member Farrah Khan to the Community Services Commission. With her skills, diligence and ethics, we believe she will be a great addition. Her swearing in ceremony will take place on Wednesday, January 16th at 4:30pm. It will occur in […]

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The Campaign Tactic You Never Heard of: Selective Deletion (Part 2)

In part 1, I discussed how the tactic of selective deletion on Facebook is used to influence people’s opinions on local politics – turning what look like open forums into echo chambers to convince people of policies and views that may be against these people’s own interests. Unfortunately, this tactic is not only confined to […]

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The Campaign Tactic You Never Heard of: Selective Deletion (Part 1)

Another election has passed in Irvine. It was mostly the usual distasteful stuff – anonymous attacks, fliers, fake profiles, attack mailers, endorsements from civic organizations that may or may not have more to do with donations than actual policies. But there is another tactic you may not be aware of that can be just as […]

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12/06/18 – PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

Present were:  Greg Smith (Shea), Dustin Nirschl (Fox), John Doung (Lalloway), Anthony Kuo (Wagner), and Patty Bartlett (Schott). Enhanced transparency and public participation with regards to development projects has arrived to Irvine The City of Irvine website now has an interactive map highlighting development projects across the city. Staff Report: The interactive development map is […]

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STOP SIGNS – DON’T ROLL WITH IT

Public Safety Announcement At the 12/4/18 Transportation Commission Meeting, the Commission approved a request from Commissioner Montgomery to look into Stop Sign compliance and report back with suggestions to help curb the problem. Many complaints from Irvine residents about the lack of compliance with stop signs in Irvine, i.e. “Rolling Stops” prompted this discussion and action item.   […]

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12/04/18 – TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

Present were: Ken Montgomery (Fox), Sandy Moody (Schott),Carrie O’Malley (Wagner), Steve Greenberg (Shea) and Rose Casey (Lalloway). Sandy Moody reported her displeasure with the Veterans’ Cemetery 11/20/18 agenda item discussion Moody stated that the agenda item asked for input, not for a site approval vote. Moody said that she could not understand why Montgomery and […]

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No More Delays! The Voters Chose the ARDA Site For The Veterans’ Cemetery

Planning Commission meeting, December 6th, 5:30 pm in City Hall.  All residents are encouraged to attend. At the December 6th Planning Commission meeting, the commissioners will be asked to review and provide input on the “Veterans Cemetery Timeline and Legal Analysis” for the potential Veterans Cemetery at the ARDA or the golf course site. What, […]

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Op-Ed: Melissa Fox – Clouds in the Promise of Sunshine

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Irvine Watchdog or its volunteers. Irvine Watchdog welcomes all views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by Irvine residents and welcomes their posts for the Opinion section. We want to hear from you! If you would like to […]

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Traffic Improvements Update – University Drive / Ridgeline Drive

  Two Capital Improvement projects are advancing and will help with the severe traffic congestion in this corridor: The University Drive widening project from Ridgeline Drive to the I-405, and the intersection improvements at University Drive and Ridgeline. Here is a brief project description and update. University Drive Widening – Ridgeline to I-405 The City […]

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