• October 1, 2023


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Opinion: Vice Mayor Tammy Kim Cuts Ribbon For Far-Right Disinformation Machine’s New Irvine Office

Social media posts reveal that Irvine City Councilmember and 2024 Irvine Mayoral candidate, Tammy Kim, attended and celebrated conspiracy laden click-bait publisher, The Epoch Times, with the opening of its new Irvine satellite office. In attendance were OC Board of Education (OCBE) Trustee Mari Barke, former CA State Senator, John Moorlach, Greater Irvine Chamber President, […]

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Much Desired Food, Beverage and Retail Planned for Great Park

Irvine to Consider Ambitious Plans for Food and Beverage at Great Park The Great Park Board returns this Tuesday with a big item pertaining to Great Park food and beverage services.  City staff proposes to: Develop an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Frontier Real Estate Investments, LLC (aka Almquist), relating to Great Park food and beverage […]

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Lobbyist Patrick Strader Involved with Live Nation and USA Waterpolo Negotiations at Great Park

Why does Irvine City Councilmember Kathleen Treseder ask about Patrick Strader during public Council meetings? The casual observer may notice Treseder pepper City Manager Oliver Chi with that question when discussing the Great Park Live Nation Amphitheater and USA Water Polo aquatics facility projects. Chi’s response is often short and uncomfortable. The reason Treseder asks […]

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Irvine Transportation Commission to Propose E-bike Safety Ordinance

How should Irvine enforce electric bike use and promote safety? This is a question flooding social media and dominating conversations among neighbors. As it stands, Irvine has yet to have their own ordinance addressing e-bikes.This Tuesday, May 16 at 5:30 pm, Irvine’s Transportation Commission will propose a series of rules for e-bike use that promotes […]

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Opinion: Irvine’s Participation in OCPA in Jeopardy Following Accusations by Buena Park Board Member

“What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.”  -Christopher Hitchens With Irvine’s continued participation in Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) on the line, a Buena Park council member’s series of attacks on Irvine and one of its representatives on the Board threatens to tip the balance. Buena Park City Councilmember Jose Trinidad […]

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City Council Agenda Highlights for March 14, 2023

The City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, will consider a number of important proposals. Will Irvine opt out of OCPA? Councilmember Kim repackages her district map commission proposal for another Council vote. Will Flying Leathernecks Aviation Museum finally receive the funding to begin the move-in process? Final approval of changes to the Council […]

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First City Council Meeting of 2023 Picks Up Where 2022 Left Off

Irvine revisits district elections and expansion of Council size. The Great Park Framework is undergoing changes, and Great Park Board Meetings will begin at 5 pm and jointly run with City Council meetings. See the notable agenda items below: Consent Calendar – Great Park Board 3.1 Amendment to Great Park Board Regular Meeting Calendar and […]

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Monumental Decisions on Tap for Great Park Board Meeting – September 27, 2022

Great Park Board Agenda Look at highlights from the 600+ page Great Park Board Special Meeting Agenda, set for Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 3:00 pm. This agenda is packed with important items, all recommended for approval. Item 3.1– USA Water Polo Aquatic Facility Memorandum of Understanding and Partnership Use Agreement Irvine taxpayer-funded costs could […]

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Orange County Soccer Club Scores a 2023 Season in Great Park

Orange County Soccer Club (OCSC) lives to see another season at The Great Park in Irvine. Beyond, the 2023 season, it’s unclear where this defending national championship pro soccer team will play. The Irvine City Council, on September 13, 2022, voted 5-0 on Agenda item 4.5 to extend OCSC’s use of Championship Stadium for one […]

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Orange County Soccer Club Supporters Push Back on Plans to Evict Them From the Great Park Soccer Stadium

  In the days leading up to August 9, 2022, Irvine City Council Meeting, the Agenda included a study session to consider future uses of the Great Park soccer stadium. Attached was a report signed by City Manager Oliver Chi and the Director of Community Services outlining three stadium use options. Unfortunately, one option spelled […]

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