• December 13, 2018
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Election 2018

Exclusive: The Council Candidates Weigh in After the Election

While the votes continue to be counted, we at Irvine Watchdog decided to reach out to the candidates for City Council. We wanted to thank them for their participation and to ask them the questions we felt Irvine residents would be interested in. These questions were the following: What did you learn from this campaign? […]

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PAC Money Tops $1 Million into Irvine City Races

The most recent infusion of cash was reported last week for the Irvine City Council and Mayoral races. Irvine Watchdog has continued to keep track of the ever growing spiderweb of PAC money largely funded by the real estate and development community to a select few candidates they hope will do their bidding in their […]

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Brea Politician Steven Vargas (CD-39) Funds Recent Irvine City Council Mailers?

In preparing the updates to the money flow diagrams of the money funding the flood of mailers to Irvine’s mailboxes, Irvine Watchdog has uncovered that Steven Vargas, a Brea Councilman, appears to be behind a series of mailers opposing the following Irvine City Council and Mayoral candidates: Farrah Kahn Kev Abazajian Jaci Woods Frank McGill […]

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Early Voting at Irvine Civic Center

Skip the lines! Early Voter Service Center opening at the Irvine Civic Center Saturday, October 27! Hours: October 27 to November 2 – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm November 3 to November 5 – 7:00 am to 8:00 pm Location: Irvine Civic Center 1 Civic Center Plaza https://www.cityofirvine.org/news-media/calendar-of-events/event/early-voting-service-center-6 *** Want to know about all the candidates in the Irvine […]

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Voter Guide

Irvine Watchdog is proud to announce our 2018 Irvine City Voter Guide. This guide is a compilation of information from various publicly available sources for easy reference. Candidate positions, financial reports and even video snippets are available. Read Voter Guide

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Voice of OC: Op-Ed – The Real Incumbent in Irvine

By: Wesley Oliphant, published in the Voice of OC To read the full article click here or the link below. Oliphant: The Real Incumbent in Irvine

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Fireside Chat with Carrie O’Malley

Okay, we’re in SoCal so no fire, but last night Irvine Watchdog sat down with City Council Candidate Carrie O’Malley to ask her some tough questions that have been on the minds of Irvine residents. Due to a death in her family, Carrie had to back out of the Irvine Watchdog Forum at the last […]

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Op-Ed: There Is More to Irvine Than Measure B

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Irvine Watchdog or its volunteers.  Irvine Watchdog welcomes all views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by Irvine residents and welcome their posts for the Opinion section. We want to hear from you! If you would like […]

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Wagner, Kuo, O’Malley: It’s Raining PAC Money

When it comes to donations, Mayor Wagner’s slate with Anthony Kuo and Carrie O’Malley has no competition. For those who haven’t seen the post Mayoral Campaign Thoughts, almost $800,000 is being funneled through political action committees (PACs) to support Mayor Wagner’s slate. To provide perspective, the average non-developer backed city council candidate actively campaigns in hopes to receive […]

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Mayoral Campaign Thoughts

Back in July, Irvine Watchdog expressed that the 2018 mayoral race should be a catalyst for civic engagement.  Fast forward to today, just four weeks until election day, and let the facts speak for themselves: Ing Tiong – (no campaign website) Mr. Tiong is on record as saying he moved to Irvine a few years ago […]

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