• July 5, 2022


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ACLU Warns Irvine City Council of First Amendment Violations

The ACLU issued a follow up letter to their March 22, 2022 letter warning the Irvine City Council that censorship of public comments raises First Amendment concerns. This is the second letter to the Irvine City Council from the ACLU in the last month pertaining to the changes made to the Irvine Sunshine Ordinance. Read […]

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ACLU to Irvine City Council: Proposed Rule Is Unconstitutional

The ACLU issued a letter to the Irvine City Council regarding agenda item 5.1 which seeks to change Irvine’s policies and procedures regarding public comments. Read the pdf version of letter here.      

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Community Event: Join the Hazon OC Bike Ride for Sustainability!

Message from Co-Chairs Susan Mattisinko and Robert De Leon We’re honored to launch the Hazon OC Ride together with our Jewish OC non-profit partners, volunteers, community and Hazon. We moved to Irvine at the start of the pandemic and have been warmly welcomed by the Jewish OC community. Biking on Irvine’s exceptional bike trails has […]

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OC Power Authority: National Women’s Political Caucus OC Seek Investigation of Workplace Harassment and Inequity

To read a pdf version of the letter click here.   * Branda Lin serves as Secretary of NWPC OC and is also a founding member of Irvine Watchdog

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Senator Dave Min’s Letter to Irvine City Council Re: All American Asphalt

Click to read Senator Dave Min’s letter to Irvine City Council re: All American Asphalt in PDF format   * The letter was published by Irvine Watchdog and not Senator Dave Min

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OC Power Authority: Women for American Values and Ethics Call for Investigation

To read a pdf version of the letter click here.   For background on alleged workplace harassment and suspicious public commenters and a robocaller, please read: Bully In The OC Power Authority Boardroom? – Irvine Watchdog Opinion: OCPA’s Scripted Public Comments and Robocaller. Who’s Behind It All? – Irvine Watchdog

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Court Throws Out City of Irvine’s Approval of Gemdale Development’s 2400 Barranca Office Project

Updated with photo of proposed architectural plans above.  By Edmond M. Connor Connor, Fletcher & Hedenkamp LLP Ruling in IBC Business Owners for Sensible Development v. City of Irvine, et. al. IRVINE, Calif. (August 30, 2021) – In a victory for long-established business owners in the Irvine Business Complex (“IBC”), Orange County Superior Court Judge […]

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Voice of OC – Laguna Beach to Study Leaving Edison for Renewable Energy Program

Laguna Beach to Study Leaving Edison For Renewable Energy Program (voiceofoc.org) Excerpt from the article: But staff also made it clear that just because the OC Power Authority is the closest community choice energy program, it doesn’t mean the city will join the agency. “OCPA presents an easy way for Laguna Beach to participate in […]

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KUCI’s “Inside the 45th” with Irvine Watchdog Editorial Board Member, David Ehrlich

In KUCI’s new segment “Inside the 45th,” Irvine Watchdog Editorial Board member David Ehrlich, offers his views as a constituent in the 45th Congressional District and shares about his experiences growing up in Irvine (minute 39:27). Listeners living in CA-45 are encouraged to email the host, cshambaugh@kuci.org to appear on future shows in this weekly […]

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Voice of OC – Irvine Takes No Action on Veterans Cemetery, Opening Door for Possible Anaheim Site

The Voice of OC covered the marathon Irvine City Council meeting that started on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 4PM and ended on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at almost 1:00AM. “After hours of discussion, the Irvine City Council early Wednesday opted against picking a site for a veterans cemetery in the city, effectively ending nearly […]

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