• November 19, 2018
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Stricklands Homemade Ice Cream – The Latest Irvine Co. Casualty

Over the years Irvine residents have seen many favorite retail and dining establishments forced to close. The imminent closing of yet another favorite community gathering place called Stricklands Homemade Ice Cream has sparked outrage and sadness throughout Irvine. This is especially so in the neighborhoods surrounding Campus Plaza which is the Irvine Company owned and managed […]

The City – Land Trust Breakup

We do not want to exaggerate our troubles with the Irvine Community Land Trust nor with the city council members Fox and Shea appointed to serve on the land trust board and represent the city’s interests. But despite having at least $5.2 million of city dollars invested in the land trust, the operating rules between […]

Can developers game the system with invalid traffic studies?

I attended the 6/7/18 Planning Commission meeting. During this meeting, a development plan was presented for replacing parking places in a busy commercial center located at Main and MacArthur with a gas station and a 24 hour 7-Eleven. According to the traffic study presented for the project, the change of use for this property would […]

Irvine’s General Plan Update Depends on YOU

Irvine’s General Plan update is 20 years behind schedule.  This should come at no surprise given that there are no apparent consequences of approving development projects that are inconsistent with the General Plan Provisions.  The General Plan is the citizens “blueprint” for development; the guide to achieving our vision for the City. As Commissioner Smith stated […]

It’s Official! D for Defeated!!

Mr. Mayor and Council: The people have spoken. D has been defeated! WE WANT TO BE HEARD! Our voices ARE important, not just those of your campaign financiers. CONGRATULATIONS to all of the passionate, grassroots Irvinians for giving of their time and talents to contribute to this protection of our most basic of rights. What […]

Over $1.5 MILLION PAC Money …and counting for Measures B, C & D

Well over $1.5m dollars and counting has been flowing through the PAC laundering machine in support of Irvine City measures B, C & D.  Save $250 donation from the veteran’s alliance there isn’t a citizen donation in sight.  Who is representing the Citizens of Irvine?

This Article Got Me Banned from Next Door — Some Perspective on Five Point and Measure B

Hi everyone. Please note that this post is at least partly the reason why I have now been banned from Nextdoor. The neighborhood lead is Dawn Antis – she writes for the OC Register and was appointed to the Irvine Child Care Commission by Melissa Fox. I was reluctant to weigh in on this issue. […]