• October 5, 2022
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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. […]

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Opinion: Climate Voter Guide to Help You Choose Climate Champions in 2022 Election

Frustrated at the lack of climate action from Orange County elected officials, activists have created OC Climate Voter Guides for every OC city council election, including Irvine at OCClimateVoterGuide.org.  The Irvine Climate Voter Guide includes climate voting records, endorsements and responses from 8 of 11 Irvine candidates.  Every Democratic Irvine candidate except incumbent Mayor Farrah […]

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Help Track the Dark Money Behind Irvine Political Mailers and Campaign Hit Pieces

Are you receiving political mail from Political Action Committees (PACs)? Irvine Watchdog will keep track of political mailers circulated in our city as we head into the November 8, 2022 election. If you receive a political mailer for or against a candidate running for Irvine Mayor or City Council, please take a picture of it […]

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Irvine Watchdog Candidate Forum: Thursday, September 29, 2022

Watch the Candidate Forum live on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/3M0-4DZlLPo at 7:00 pm. Irvine Watchdog will host its third candidate forum this Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 7:00 pm. The forum will be recorded and made available on irvinewatchdog.org.  All the questions that will be asked of the candidates were questions submitted by Irvine residents. Thank […]

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Opinion: Sweetheart Deal? GP Board Poised to Spend $110 Million to Construct Amphitheater For Live Nation Profit

Credit: Save Live Music Irvine On Tuesday, September 27, at 3:00 p.m., the Great Park Board will vote on approval of a contract committing more than $100 million in public funds to the construction of a 14,000-seat amphitheater to be exclusively managed by Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. for 30-50 years.  The structure would be sited […]

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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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Summary of Orange County Power Authority Agenda for September 6, 2022

Look at some highlights from the 145-page Orange County Power Authority Agenda published on Friday, just before the holiday weekend. This agenda is packed with important items. Closed Session: Item 2 – Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release Item 3 – Public Employee Appointment Regular Business: Item 8.5 (p.25) – A Resolution of The Board of Directors of […]

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Do You Have Questions for Local Candidates? Irvine Watchdog Announces Candidate Forum

Irvine Watchdog is excited to announce our third Irvine Mayor and Council Candidate Forum. This online event will be live-streamed on Thursday, September 29th, at 7:00 PM. All ballot-qualified candidates running for Mayor or City Council are invited to attend. For a list of candidates, click HERE. More details to follow. Submit Your Questions This […]

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Editorial: Who is Behind Past Lawsuits Filed Against Irvine Candidates?

What’s Past is Prologue In prior elections, local developers and special interests have funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars through a complex web of Political Action Committees (PACs) to fund hit pieces on candidates that do not align with their corporate interests. These vicious mailers often contained gross exaggerations and even outright lies. Unfortunately, this […]

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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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