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Federal Investigators Demand Documents Regarding Aborted Live Nation Amphitheater Deal

The City of Irvine is facing a January 11, 2024 deadline to submit to federal investigators “all documents relating to the City’s potential partnership with Live Nation to develop a new venue within the City of Irvine.” The Civil Investigative Demand (“CID”) was accompanied by a December 11, 2023, letter to City Attorney Jeffrey Melching […]

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Live Nation Seeks Council Intervention to Continue Temporary Amphitheater Operation

In a Saturday morning email to three members of the City Council, Live Nation executive Bret Gallagher pleaded for a “creative solution” to provide 4,000 parking spaces he said were needed to allow the FivePoint Amphitheatre to operate in 2024.  The email, titled “Final opportunity to save the Temp Amphitheater” was addressed to Mayor Farrah […]

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Urban Forest, Beekeeping, and Korean Business Convention Funding Highlight Council Agenda

Three items of council business highlight the agenda for the City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 26, at 4:00 p.m.: An Urban Forest update and master plan process; a discussion of residential beekeeping regulations requested by Councilmembers Larry Agran and Kathleen Treseder; and a request by Vice Mayor Tammy Kim for the City to fund […]

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Mayor Khan Proposes Program to Accelerate Tech Growth

Mayor Farrah Khan is proposing that the City partner with venture capital firm Sunstone Management in the creation of a nonprofit entity to accelerate the growth of high-tech startups in Irvine. The proposal is Item 6.3 on the City Council agenda for Tuesday, September 12. Khan’s memo to City Manager Oliver Chi states: “In concept, […]

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Opinion: Mayor “All In” With Alleged Cult Project

Mayor Farrah N. Khan recently declared her enthusiastic support for the work of the convicted criminal who leads an alleged cult based in South Korea. In posts on her official City  Facebook and  Twitter accounts, Khan stated on May 27, 2023: “I’m all in to support Chairman Man Hee Lee and Heavenly Culture World Peace […]

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City Council Agenda Highlights For May 23, 2023

OCPA, Housing Highlight Tuesday City Council Agenda Irvine’s relationship with the Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) will again be considered by the City Council at its 5:00 meeting on Tuesday, May 23. Two significant housing matters are also on the  agenda. The first is a public hearing on the Irvine Company’s plan to replace a […]

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City Council Agenda Highlights for April 11, 2023

Tuesday Tripleheader: City Council Takes up All-American Asphalt Acquisition and District Election Mapping; Great Park Board Considers Delaying Development of Heart of the Park Amenities to Fast Track Water Polo Facility. A potentially momentous afternoon and evening at City Hall will begin at 1:00 Tuesday with a special meeting of the City Council to consider […]

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Opinion: Mayor Seeks to Accelerate Technology Development in Irvine, but at What Cost to Our Quality of Life?

“Austin is the fastest-growing major metro area in America, having expanded by a third in the past ten years. It is already the eleventh-largest city. New jobs mop up newcomers as fast as they arrive. Every day, the metro area adds three hundred and fifty-five new residents, while two hundred and thirty-eight Austinites depart, many […]

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City Council Meets in Tuesday Special Session to Consider Amphitheater Options

“Wait for the day you’ll go away / Knowing that you warned me / Of the price I’d have to pay” —Gary B. White, Long Long Time (performed by Linda Ronstadt) The Irvine City Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, February 21, at 6:30 p.m. to consider whether to pursue further negotiations with […]

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Opinion: Funny Valentine? Say “No” to Live Nation Bait and Switch, “Yes” to a Smaller Amphitheater

“Don’t change a hair for me, not if you care for me …” – Rodgers and Hart, “My Funny Valentine.” At the Irvine City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at 2:00, the city staff will update the Council on the proposed amphitheater in the Great Park. The staff report, “Overview of Current […]

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