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Irvine Watchdog Volunteer Opportunities – Will you join us?

Irvine Watchdog is a nonprofit Irvine-focused community publication. We advocate for greater transparency, honesty, and accountability in local government. We are, first and foremost, an independent local news source. Our volunteer writers produce informative and influential articles that help local readers stay informed and keep decision-makers in check. As we expand our work, we invite […]

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Election 2022: Watch the Irvine Watchdog Candidate Forum

On September 29, 2022, Irvine Watchdog hosted our Candidate Forum for City of Irvine Mayor and City Council candidates. In this year’s election, five candidates are running for Mayor and six for City Council. Please note. All candidates were invited to the Candidate Forum and given 30 days advance notice of the date and time. […]

Branda Lin Resigns from Irvine Watchdog and Announces Campaign for Irvine City Mayor

After announcing her campaign for Irvine City Mayor, Branda Lin has resigned from Irvine Watchdog. On behalf of our many volunteers, readers, and contributors, the Irvine Watchdog Board of Directors wants to express our many thanks to Branda for her years of leadership and service to the organization. Branda is a founder of Irvine Watchdog. […]

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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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