• April 19, 2024
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Opinion: Who Is In-Charge at the Irvine Commissions, Commissioners or Staff?

Control of Commission Agendas Does anyone have any insight into how Irvine commission agendas were handled in the past and how they are handled now? My impression is that in the past Irvine Commissioners were in charge of what goes on the commission agendas and what would not make an agenda. However, my current impression […]

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City Council Regular Meeting – October 24, 2023

The meeting will occur at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24th in the Irvine City Council Chambers. Here are some highlights of some of the Agenda Items Agenda Item 3.6 –  Jamboree Road At Alton Parkway Pedestrian Bridge (Jamboree North Of Interstate 405) The City Council is addressing the Jamboree Road at Alton Parkway pedestrian […]

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Opinion: Mayor “All In” With Alleged Cult Project

Mayor Farrah N. Khan recently declared her enthusiastic support for the work of the convicted criminal who leads an alleged cult based in South Korea. In posts on her official City  Facebook and  Twitter accounts, Khan stated on May 27, 2023: “I’m all in to support Chairman Man Hee Lee and Heavenly Culture World Peace […]

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Writers wanted

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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Truth or consequences

Community Concerns Grow Over Irvine City Manager

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Candidate forum

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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Vote

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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Not for sale

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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Election 2022

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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Amphitheater

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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