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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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Voice of OC — Irvine City Council Doubles Personal Budgets, Opening Questions on Funding and Accountability

Voice of OC — Irvine City Council members decided to double their personal office budgets and remove nearly all safeguards on how they spend that money in a narrow 3-2 vote last night. To read the article click, Irvine City Council Doubles Personal Budgets, Opening Questions on Funding and Accountability.

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Irvine Watchdog Editorial Board

We are pleased to announce the creation of the Irvine Watchdog Editorial Board, which will periodically publish editorials on issues aligned with our organizational mission. David Ehrlich has been a resident of Irvine for most of his life. David was one of the candidates chosen by then-Mayor Christina Shea to interview for the open City […]

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Oliphant: Should Irvine’s City Council be Expanded? Hansen: Strengthen Irvine’s Business-Friendly Culture: Restore LGBTQ Protection to the City Code Oliphant: Irvine’s Burning Issue Sayre: Questions For Irvine City Council Vacancy Applicants Baran: Does Irvine City Council bid farewell to the ARDA Veterans Cemetery Site? Oliphant: The Real Incumbent in Irvine Baran: The Politics of Dancing […]

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Voice of OC – Irvine Faces Questions From Public Over Lack of Transparency in Public Meetings

Voice of OC — Residents are asking tough questions of Irvine City Council members this week in a cease and desist letter criticizing them for not doing enough to inform the public on what they’re doing.  The letter was written by members of Irvine Watchdog, a volunteer organization that closely monitors city politics and advocates […]

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Voice of OC – Irvine Becomes First City in Orange County to Approve Hero Pay for Grocery Workers

From the Voice of OC article by Noah Biesiada, “Amidst an extensive debate among Southern California cities about whether to grant “hero pay” for grocery workers, the Irvine City Council narrowly approved a mandatory hazard wage increase for these employees at chain stores after a lengthy discussion on Tuesday night. In a 3-2 vote, Khan […]

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Victory for Free Speech – Judge Rules Public Officials Can’t Censor Online Critics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 12, 2020 Contact: Robin McCall, Public Relations Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC Main Office – Los Angeles 10940 Wilshire Blvd., 17th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90024 Phone: (310) 207-3233 Email: rmccall@baumhedlundlaw.com Website: www.baumhedlund.com Victory for Free Speech – Judge Rules Public Officials Can’t Censor Online Critics Nov. 12, 2020 – Irvine, California – – A […]

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