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  • Obama says climate change deniers ignoring science

    06/14/2014 12:24:15 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 14, 2014 | NEDRA PICKLER
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama said denying climate change is like arguing the moon is made of cheese, as he issued a call to action on global warming to Saturday's graduates of the University of California, Irvine.
  • UC Irvine Hillel Forces Cancellation of Pro-Israel Speaker

    05/06/2014 12:04:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 5/6/14 | Nichole Hungerford
    On the heels of Brandeis University’s controversial decision to rescind an honorary degree to women’s rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, organizers of a week-long pro-Israel event called iFest, which is currently underway at the University of California, Irvine, say they have been forced to cancel a scheduled speech by Nonie Darwish, a prominent pro-Israel speaker. Lead iFest organizer Daniel Narvy, president of the campus group Anteaters for Israel (AFI), who will be joining the Israeli Defense Forces this summer, says Orange County Hillel was primarily responsible for the cancellation and that the incident is another example of Hillel’s marginalization of...
  • California Lawmakers pass bill to protect language freedom

    08/20/2009 3:12:02 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 26 replies · 1,574+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 20 August 2009 | Wyatt Buchanan
    Lawmakers pass bill to protect language freedom California would protect the freedom of a person to speak any language he or she chooses in a business establishment under a measure approved by the state Legislature today. The bill, authored by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, is the lawmaker's response to a controversial proposal by the LPGA last fall requiring golfers to speak "effective English." The organization scuttled the proposal after loud objections by Yee and others, and the Democrat says this legislation will ensure it does not happen again. "No one in the state of California should be compelled to...
  • Immigration Reform Protest Hits Irvine x 2

    10/04/2013 11:37:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    OC Weekly (California) ^ | October 4, 2013 | By Matt Coker
    The City of Irvine, which likes to boast about being a melting pot, is perhaps a fitting location for an immigration reform rally. First, members of SEIU-United Service Workers West activists will make signs and banners from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday as part of their national day of action for immigration reform. Then, they will meet with their fresh news signs at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine, march to the office of Congressman John Campbell at 20 Pacifica and rally for reform. Organizing for Action (OFA-CA) has also been holding rallies throughout Orange County, particularly...
  • (UC Irvine) California University Now Teaching Zombie Survival Online

    09/11/2013 6:24:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    DVICE ^ | Thursday, September 5, 2013 | Colin Druce-McFadden
    California university now teaching zombie survival online UC Irvine has just announced that it will be extending its studies of the human condition into the undead. By partnering with online learning platform Canvas and AMC, UC Irvine has created a class called "Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC's The Walking Dead." The course, while clearly a bit of a gimmick, will cover a wide range of topics pertinent to surviving a zombie apocalypse. By enrolling, you'll be signing up to learn about subjects from "Nutrition in a post-apocalyptic world — are squirrels really good for you?" to "The spread of...
  • Massive Manhunt For Former LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner (Double Homicide – Irvine, CA)

    02/06/2013 9:12:09 PM PST · by doug from upland · 48 replies
    FULL HEADLINE: PHOTO: Massive Manhunt For Former LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner – Wanted In Double Homicide – Armed/Dangerous Irvine Police looking for double murder suspect Christopher Jordan Dorner, 34 yrs old, a former LAPD officer and Naval officer. He may be driving a blue Nissan Titan pickup 7×03191. He was fired from LAPD by a board of rights several years ago. Dorner was represented by the father of murder victim during his board of rights hearing prior to being fired. He has left a lengthy manifesto, is considered armed and dangerous. He knows how to avoid law enforcement and has...
  • Irvine’s Not-So-Great Park may mean much higher density housing

    05/31/2012 10:32:16 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 2 replies
    Many NIMBYs weren’t bothered by the idea that the City of Irvine would siphon off millions of dollars in property tax to develop the ostentatiously named Great Park on the closed El Toro Marine base, turning the expanse into a place to romp and play for those who live around it. We wonder how they feel now that the park is destined to be not so great, thanks to a ruling by state officials that $1.4 billion (with a B) in property funds can’t be spent on the boondoggle, also known as the Balloon-doggle, after its signature floating orange balloon....
  • Campus Apostate: Former UC Irvine Muslim Student Union Member — and Former Muslim — Speaks Out

    08/01/2010 8:35:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 1+ views
    pajamas media ^ | 8/1/10 | Aaron Elias
    The following is an interview with “OC Apostate,” a former UC Irvine student who made the decision to leave Islam and the Muslim Student Union at UCI. Though as OC Apostate describes it, the two decisions were not related. This interview provides a unique firsthand description of the MSU from an insider’s perspective, something usually unavailable to the outside community. As readers will see, OC Apostate did not have an easy time disengaging from the MSU. Why did you decide to leave Islam and the Muslim Student Union? Were the two decisions related? My parents were not religious before; they...
  • MSU Suspended Over Oren Protest

    06/14/2010 3:12:29 PM PDT · by manic4organic · 13 replies · 375+ views
    The Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | June 14, 2010 | The Investigative Project on Terrorism
    The University of California, Irvine suspended its Muslim Student Union (MSU) for a year after a school investigation concluded the group organized disruptions of a February speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, then lied about it. The suspension is effective September 1. The chapter must complete 50 hours of community service before it can apply for reinstatement. If that is granted, the MSU faces another year of disciplinary probation. In a 14-page letter dated May 27, UCI Housing Senior Executive Director Lisa Cornish detailed the findings of the school investigation. It found that MSU violated four student policies involving dishonesty,...
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis #2

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Speaker denounces Zionism in UCI protest

    05/14/2010 12:09:42 AM PDT · by South40 · 17 replies · 490+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 5/13/2010 | IAN HAMILTON
    Islamic activist Amir Abdel Malik Ali spoke at noon Thursday at UC Irvineas part of "Israeli Apartheid Week" presented by the Muslim Student Union. He said before a crowd of several hundred that a movement is occurring in which people aren't afraid of being called anti-Semitic for criticizing Zionism and calling attention to Palestine. Click here to watch his speech. Malik Ali has spoken at UCI in previous years and been among the more controversial speakers to talk at the university. UCI became a microcosm for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict this week as hundreds of students, faculty and visitors took...
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis

    03/03/2010 9:47:40 PM PST · by Velveeta · 532 replies · 5,882+ views
    3/3/2010 | Freeper Collaboration
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  • Man Charged in Sweeping Student Visa Fraud Case

    03/08/2010 10:58:29 PM PST · by Sefton · 27 replies · 377+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | March 8, 2010 | -- Anna Gorman in Los Angeles and My-Thuan Tran in Santa Ana
    Higgens was paid by dozens of foreign students -- mostly from the Middle East -- who were paying him to sit in class, take exams and write papers for them so their student visas would remain valid. Investigators with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the demand was so great that he hired employees, including a blond woman who they believe posed as an Middle Eastern man to take a test. Agents are continuing to investigate the case and believe Higgins had several co-conspirators.
  • Assemblyman DeVore seeks ban of Muslim Student Union from UC Irvine

    02/25/2010 11:21:52 AM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 21 replies · 629+ views
    KPCC Wire Services | KPCC ^ | 23 February 2010
    Assemblyman DeVore seeks ban of Muslim Student Union from UC Irvine IRVINE — Assemblyman Chuck DeVore sent a letter to UC Irvine's chancellor asking him to ban the Muslim Student Union from campus following several of the group members' arrests while disrupting a speech by Israel's ambassador to the United States. DeVore, R-Irvine, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., also accused the Muslim Student Union of "passing the hat'' for Hamas at a fundraiser for the "terrorist organization'' last year. "It's time to ban this organization from campus,'' DeVore...
  • Zionist group asks donors to avoid UC Irvine

    02/17/2010 9:12:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 180+ views
    breitbart ^ | 2/17/10 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - The Zionist Organization of America on Tuesday asked potential students and donors to the University of California, Irvine to look elsewhere after months of growing tension between Jewish and Muslim students. In a statement, the New York-based organization lambasted Chancellor Michael Drake for not condemning anti-Semitic speech on campus and enabling a years-long history of "bigotry, discrimination and the violation of civil rights" by the school's Muslim Student Union. "We're not asking the university to infringe on anyone's free speech rights, but our contention all along is that the chancellor has his own free speech rights,...
  • Huffington: “Fox is Appealing to the Worst In People”

    02/03/2010 7:06:49 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 35 replies · 1,069+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 3, 2010 | Don Irvine
    MSNBC Countdown host Keith Olbermann calls Roger Ailes a liar while his guest Arianna Huffington piles on by accusing Fox by profiting on Americans misery.
  • Two Individuals Plead Guilty to Offering to Bribe U.S. Army Contracting Official in Afghanistan

    08/10/2009 6:55:23 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 340+ views
    US DOJ.gov/opa - Press Release ^ | August 7, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Two Individuals Plead Guilty to Offering to Bribe U.S. Army Contracting Official in Afghanistan Two dual Afghan/U.S. citizens today pleaded guilty for their roles in a scheme to offer $1 million in bribes to a U.S. Army contracting official in Afghanistan. Rohullah Farooqi Lodin, 48, from Irvine, Calif., and Hashmatullah Farooqi, 38, from New York City, pleaded guilty to one count of offering to bribe a public official before Judge Liam O’Grady in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The U.S. Army in Afghanistan is responsible for the Commander’s Emergency...
  • UC Irvine Gets Its Joooo-Hatred On....

    05/13/2009 9:05:53 AM PDT · by JDAM2007 · 9 replies · 778+ views
    Screen shot of UC Irvine sign: "Israel: The Politics of Genocide"
  • Millions misspent by Irvine-based California Avocado Commission

    01/13/2009 12:08:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 821+ views
    OC Register ^ | 1/13/09 | Teri Sforza
    In the “what a crock of guac!” department, we offer this: The obscure, Irvine-based California Avocado Commission spent wildly and with few controls, dropping nearly $2 million on questionable credit card purchases and employee perks; lavish hotel stays replete with booze, body treatments, massages and facials; season tickets to Mighty Ducks and Angels games; remodeling an executive’s home office; and much more over a three-year period, according to a state auditor’s report. The report, released Friday by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, recommends major tightening of internal controls, as well as seeking recompense from employees and former employees...
  • Child maids now being exported to US

    12/28/2008 3:28:43 PM PST · by Lorianne · 40 replies · 1,976+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | December 28, 2008 | Rukmini Callimachi
    EDITOR'S NOTE — In Africa, children of the poor are commodities, often traded like cows or donkeys by adults who value their labor. This story on child maids is the third in an occasional series on the exploitation of African children. Each story stands on its own. IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Late at night, the neighbors saw a little girl at the kitchen sink of the house next door. They watched through their window as the child rinsed plates under the open faucet. She wasn't much taller than the counter and the soapy water swallowed her slender arms. To put...
  • 10-Year-Old Offered Candy to Remove Clothes Kicks Man in Groin (Irvine,CA)

    09/25/2008 5:13:07 PM PDT · by kellynla · 30 replies · 1,503+ views
    orange county register ^ | September 25, 2008 | KIMBERLY EDDS
    IRVINE - A 10-year-old girl kicked a man in the groin and ran away after he offered her candy to take off some of her clothes, authorities said. Police are searching for the man who escaped in a battered green Jeep Wrangler. The girl was walking near Bryan Avenue and Marketplace about 3 p.m. Tuesday when the man came up to her and asked her to remove her clothing, said Lt. Rick Handfield of the Irvine Police Department. When the man reached for the girl, she kicked him in the groin and ran, Handfield said. The man fell to the...
  • The Most Muslim University in America

    06/05/2008 5:39:32 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 17 replies · 140+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | June 05, 2008 | Reut R. Cohen and Jonathan Constantine Movroydis
    At the University of California, Irvine the Muslim Student Union (MSU), a virulently anti-Semitic and anti-American student group, holds several programs which unabashedly support terrorist groups and unjustly denounce Israel, America, and the Western world. MSU events have featured speakers like Norman Finkelstein, Ward Churchill, Muhammad al-Asi and Amir Abdel Malik Ali, and have had titles such as "Hamas: the People's Choice" and "Israel: The 4th Reich." On May 12, 2008 the Muslim Student Union invited Muhammad al-Asi to speak on the main part of the campus in front of the flag poles. Al-Asi has spoken at UC Irvine before,...
  • UC Irvine Still Enforcing Sharia Law

    05/26/2008 4:39:11 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 16 replies · 190+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 22, 2008 | Jonathan Constantine Movroydis and Reut Cohen
    The University of California-Irvine is a sprawling campus in Orange County. The institution, located between the Santa Ana Mountains and the shore of the Pacific Ocean, is not only home to some of the best minds in science and engineering, but also to some of the most virulent supporters of radical Islam in America — and a school administration bent on capitulating to them. The university’s Muslim Student Union (MSU) holds several annual events, at which members unashamedly voice support for terrorist groups and denounce Israel, America, and the Western world. Past events hosted during the group’s annual anti-Israel week...
  • Welcome to subprime's ghost town

    03/29/2008 7:34:41 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 53 replies · 1,516+ views
    CNN Money ^ | March 28, 2008 | Chris Isidore
    A year ago Irvine, Calif., was still riding high on the subprime boom; then almost overnight the industry and more than 4,000 good paying jobs vanished.___ IRVINE, Calif. (CNNMoney.com) -- The subprime mortgage meltdown has shaken the entire U.S. economy. But nowhere might the impact be as stark as Irvine, California, a planned community nestled between Los Angeles and San Diego. A year ago at this time, Irvine was home to 18 subprime lenders, including many of the leaders in the field, such as New Century Financial and Option One. Then, in what seemed like the blink of an eye,...
  • Report Advises Jews To Avoid U. of C. Irvine Campus

    02/15/2008 9:58:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies · 183+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 2-15-08 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) A local task force has advised Jewish students not to enroll at the University of California's Irvine campus "until tangible changes are made" to combat growing anti-Semitism. The Newport Beach and Costa Mesa Daily Pilot reported that a community task force stated, "The acts of anti-Semitism are real and well documented. Hate speech has been unrelenting. There is no indication that the university is at all concerned about the disconnect between campus values and the values of the greater society." The State Department issued a report two months ago that the university does not discriminate against Jews, but the...
  • America's Hardest-Hit Foreclosure Spots

    01/30/2008 3:45:42 PM PST · by Lorianne · 96 replies · 96+ views
    Forbes ^ | 28 January 2008 | Matt Woolsey
    <p>What could be worse than getting behind on mortgage payments? Owing your lender more than your home is worth.</p> <p>That's what's happening to homeowners across the country, many of whom just a couple of years ago opted for interest-only or adjustable-rate mortgages. For them, just as their loans reset and interest rates rose, home values began to plummet, leaving them with negative equity; this is where their mortgage is greater than the value of their home.</p>
  • Editorial: Fires Are Terrible, Arson Is Worse (SoCal Wildfires)

    10/24/2007 12:32:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies · 106+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | Monday, October 22, 2007 | An Orange County Register editorial
    Editorial: Fires are terrible, arson is worse Amid so much tragedy and destruction, some of it appears deliberate An Orange County Register editorial We had hoped beyond hope that, somehow, in this season when all the conditions, including a devastating lack of rain, were ripe for the kind of wildfires that are a regular feature of life in what we like to think of otherwise as near-paradise, we miraculously would be spared. But it was not to be. Our dismay is doubled, however, by the circumstances that authorities believe caused the fire that has burned at least 8.800 acres in...
  • Officials: Arson suspected in wildfire near Irvine

    10/22/2007 8:22:13 AM PDT · by ROP_RIP · 8 replies · 247+ views
    OC Register ^ | Monday, October 22, 2007 | DOUG IRVING, SAL HERNANDEZ and ELLYN PAK
    A wildfire that has swept through 8,800 acres of dry wilderness near Irvine was believed to be intentionally set, firefighters announced this morning as they prepared for another fierce day of wind and heat. The fire was 30 percent contained this morning, fire officials said Firefighters have found at least three separate places that were lighted near Santiago Canyon Road, east of Irvine Lake, Orange County Fire Authority Chief Chip Prather said at an early-morning news conference. The fire, pushed along by hellish Santa Ana winds, exploded in size overnight, but firefighters were able to block it from moving toward...
  • FBI: agent was investigating vehicle when confronted by student (more info on UC Irvine incident)

    05/20/2007 6:25:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 2,100+ views
    An FBI agent confronted by a Muslim student at the University of California, Irvine, earlier this month was trying to get a closer look at a "suspicious" truck at the time, federal authorities said Sunday. The agent had followed the truck to the campus from a separate location as part of an investigation that was unrelated to the school or student activities, bureau spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. "The investigation the agents were engaged in had nothing to do with the UCI campus or student activities there," she said. The FBI's response comes after a Muslim student said an agent bumped...
  • Report: FBI agent bumped Irvine Muslim with car

    05/19/2007 2:34:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,422+ views
    The University of California, Irvine, is investigating whether an FBI agent bumped a Muslim student with his car near the site of an anti-Israel protest. Yasser Ahmed, 21, said he noticed he was being followed by a car with blackened windows as he drove a 24-foot moving van on campus Monday night to pick up an exhibit sponsored by the Muslim Student Union. The exhibit was a mock wall set up on campus to represent a barrier Israel has built in Palestine. Ahmed said he got out of the truck, stood in front of the car and asked the driver...
  • Irvine man sentenced in military parts case (exported maint. kits designed for F-14 jets to Iran)

    05/09/2007 9:32:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 625+ views
    SANTA ANA An Iranian-born man has been sentenced to two years in prison for illegally exporting U.S. military aircraft parts to Iran, authorities said this week. Reza Tabib, 52, of Irvine, pleaded guilty in June to violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, which prohibits the export and re-export to Iran of certain items of U.S. origin. As part of his sentencing Monday, Tabib also must complete six months of home confinement. Tabib, a U.S. citizen, was arrested along with his wife, Terri Repic-Tabib, in February 2006 after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents intercepted and seized maintenance kits designed for...
  • Soldiers Earn Respect of Visiting Business Leaders

    04/27/2007 5:38:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 256+ views
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SWORD, Kuwait, April 27, 2007 – A group of civic and business leaders had the opportunity to learn more about the capability of the U.S. Army during a visit yesterday and today to troops stationed in Kuwait. Forty-five participants of the Defense Department’s Joint Civilian Orientation Conference made a stop during their tour of the U.S. Central Command region to learn about the training and missions of today’s soldiers. The group had the opportunity to go through the last-stop training soldiers get before continuing forward for deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, such as Humvee rollover training,...
  • Daniel Pipes - In The Arena At UC Irvine

    02/03/2007 6:32:39 PM PST · by Salem · 16 replies · 470+ views
    Salem The Soldier's Homepage ^ | 02 February | Michael Baker
    Finally being able to meet Daniel Pipes in person was a great opportunity, with his visit to University of California, Irvine (UCI). He was hosted by Hillel at UCI and the Hillel Foundation of Orange County. A forty-five minute trip through rare light traffic brought me early for the event to UCI and the Physical Sciences Lecture Hall on the sprawling campus. I was anticipating some sort of protest by Islamist interests, which always appear when Professor Daniel Pipes speaks at a California University campus. The exterior of the lecture hall was peaceful as a few elderly Jewish men and...
  • Video: Muslim Students Disrupt Daniel Pipes Speech at UC Irvine

    02/02/2007 7:44:37 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies · 2,097+ views
    lgf ^ | February 01, 2007 | lgf
    Last night at the University of California Irvine, the Muslim Students Union staged a threatening, thuggish disruption of a talk by Daniel Pipes. UC Irvine is a hotbed of Muslim radicalism, as we’ve documented many times at LGF, but you may not have understood how bad it is until you see this. (Watch out for a burst of white noise near the middle.)
  • UC Irvine: "One Person’s Hate Speech is Another Person’s Education" (swastikas at Irvine)

    10/26/2006 11:34:19 PM PDT · by FreedomNeocon · 10 replies · 526+ views
    LittleGreenFootballs ^ | 10-27-2006 | LGF
    The University of California Irvine has been the subject of many posts at LGF, because the school plays host to one of the most unabashedly radical Muslim Student Union groups in the US. And now the anti-Jewish incitement has reached such a fever pitch that on the weekend of October 8, a student housing building was defaced with swastikas. What? You didn’t hear about it on the news? Apparently, deranged expressions of antisemitism on California campuses are not really news any more. In response to this event, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Manuel Gomez held a meeting and demonstrated exactly...
  • CA: 37,000 Acres of Irvine Ranch Receives Prestigious ‘National Natural Landmark’ Designation

    10/10/2006 4:59:28 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 29 replies · 523+ views
    Business Wire ^ | October 10, 2006 | Press Release
    37,000 Acres of Irvine Ranch Land Receives Prestigious ‘National Natural Landmark’ Designation from U.S. Department of Interior • ‘The Irvine Ranch National Natural Landmark’ joins Mount Shasta, Anza Borrego, Hawaii’s Diamond Head and other beloved national landmarks • Honor recognizes designated land as “a nationally significant natural area” • First site in California to receive NNL designation since 1987 • Land is “a shining example of our nation’s natural treasures,” says National Park Service Director Fran Mainella • Governor Schwarzenegger notes, “Today’s event celebrates another area of our state that can be enjoyed for generations.” NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Standing on...
  • Irvine Mayor Apologizes To Taiwan Over China Pact

    06/28/2006 8:16:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies · 407+ views
    AP) IRVINE, Calif. The mayor of Irvine apologized this week to Taiwanese officials after a city staffer signed an agreement with China last month formally disavowing the existence of the island nation. The sister-city agreement, signed in late May, includes promises not to send official city delegations to Taiwan, not to fly the Taiwanese flag and not to play the Taiwanese national anthem or attend National Day celebrations, among other things. Irvine Mayor Beth Krom said she signed a routine sister-city agreement at an official ceremony in China and was unaware another employee had signed a memorandum that contained the...
  • Pictures from Rally, Irvine, 5/6/06

    05/07/2006 10:24:31 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 21 replies · 1,323+ views
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  • Bush: Massive Deportation Is Unrealistic

    04/24/2006 7:13:42 PM PDT · by Revel · 89 replies · 1,851+ views
    AP ^ | 4/24/06 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    Apr 24, 6:11 PM (ET) By JENNIFER LOVEN (AP) President Bush makes remarks at a 'John Porter for Congress' luncheon in Las Vegas, Nev. Monday,... IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - President Bush had a blunt message Monday for fellow Republicans focusing only on get-tough immigration policies: He said sending all the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants back to their home countries is not the answer. "Massive deportation of the people here is unrealistic - it's just not going to work," Bush said. "You know, you can hear people out there hollering it's going to work. It's not going to work."...
  • Bush Says Massive Deportation Is Not Realistic(Ike did it, so can Bush!)

    04/24/2006 11:25:27 AM PDT · by kellynla · 180 replies · 3,241+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11:01 AM PDT, April 24, 2006 | James Gerstenzang and Michael Muskal
    President Bush in Irvine today called for a rational, temporary guest worker program and said that attempting to deport as many as 12 million undocumented workers illegally in the United States was a policy that was not going to work. Bush capped a four-day trip to California with a visit to the Orange County Business Council, made up of 300 businesses, where he gave his most detailed comments on immigration since a bipartisan compromise in the Senate fell apart more than two weeks ago. Congress returned to Washington today from its holiday recess with immigration policy one of the key...
  • Bush In Irvine Report and Lots Of Pictures

    04/24/2006 9:25:13 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 30 replies · 2,015+ views
    4/25/06
    Giving an Interview Future Minuteman Local Republicans Young Republicans Lots of Media Republicans Counter Protesters: Armenian Protesters: The Armenians Refuse to Stand with the Pro Illegal / Muslim Protests. They walked over to our side of the street. The bikers pointed to the flags on their jackets and said "We are American first." Muslim Protesters Walked over to our side of the street and tried to start a fight: But the Armenian Bikers stood up with the anti illegal protesters and held their ground. One Muslim Arrest The Armenians and the Anti Illegal protesters took turns chanting "Never Forget, Never...
  • Transcript: President Discusses Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    04/24/2006 3:56:02 PM PDT · by primeval patriot · 69 replies · 1,074+ views
    The White House ^ | April 24, 2006 | Office of the Press Secretary
    9:14 A.M. PDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Please be seated. (Applause.) Thanks for letting me come by. Tom, thanks for the invitation. What I thought I would do is share some thoughts with you on some issues that kind of like may be on the TV screen these days. (Laughter.) And then answer some of your questions. I'm interested to know what's on your mind.First, I've had a fabulous trip to your unbelievably beautiful state. It started off in northern California, Cisco; then I went to Stanford; then I went to Napa Valley; then I rode my bicycle on...
  • Bush: Massive deportation of migrants won't work

    04/24/2006 1:36:56 PM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 175 replies · 2,544+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4.24.06 | Tabassum Zakaria
    By Tabassum Zakaria IRVINE, California (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Monday he doubted a "massive deportation" of foreigners living illegally in the United States would solve the country's immigration woes, as he tried to revive prospects for an election-year agreement in the divided U.S. Congress. Senators returned to Washington on Monday from a two-week recess after Democrats and Republicans were unable to reach a compromise on what to do about an estimated 11.5 million to 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. 
  • Demonstrators [from BOTH sides] protest outside Bush immigration speech in Irvine [CA]

    04/24/2006 11:51:46 AM PDT · by RonDog · 33 replies · 930+ views
    Associated Press, via The [Riverside] Press-Enterprise ^ | April 24, 2006 | GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press
    .Demonstrators protest outside Bush immigration speech in Irvine By GILLIAN FLACCUS The Associated PressIRVINESeveral hundred demonstrators from both sides of the immigration issue protested outside President Bush's speech Monday at an Orange County hotel. With Congress returning from a two-week recess, the speech let Bush relaunch his proposal for a temporary guest worker program. It also gave a venue for protesters in a region where the immigration debate has become increasingly heated.More than an hour before Bush arrived, protesters from the Minuteman Project the volunteer border patrol group whose co-founder ran for Congress in Orange County were chanting "Go back...
  • Bush Speech in Irvine - Live

    04/24/2006 9:23:15 AM PDT · by DumpsterDiver · 865 replies · 8,812+ views
    KFMB Radio ^ | April 24, 2006 | n/a
    His speech started about 8 minutes ago. You can listen live at http://760kfmb.com/listen_live/
  • Many in GOP Will Sit Out Bush Talk (Grassroots Angry Over Amnesty)

    04/23/2006 5:27:56 AM PDT · by nj26 · 252 replies · 3,422+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 23, 2006 | Christopher Goffard and Jean Pasco
    When President Bush arrives in Irvine on Monday morning to pitch his immigration reform plan, one of his party's best-known local standard-bearers will be maintaining a respectful — and politically careful — distance. Dana Rohrabacher, the nine-term Republican congressman from Huntington Beach, generally supports the president, but disagrees with his immigration policies. So Rohrabacher plans to sit out Bush's speech to the Orange County Business Council. "I don't want to be behind him looking glum and not applauding," Rohrabacher said. "So as not to be rude to the president — which I think is inexcusable — I think I'll just...
  • Bush to Speak in Irvine on Monday(Heads Up Orange County,CA)

    04/21/2006 2:32:38 PM PDT · by kellynla · 25 replies · 844+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | April 21, 2006 | staff
    President Bush is extending his weekend trip to California to speak Monday in Irvine on the volatile issue of immigration reform. Bush will speak to the Orange County Business Council between 8 and 9 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, according to Myal Greene, spokesman for Rep. John Campbell, R-Irvine. The president has repeatedly said he favors a comprehensive approach to immigration reform, one that strengthens borders and includes a guest-worker program that matches "willing workers with jobs that Americans won't do." That position puts him at odds with many Republicans in Orange County, including Campbell, who plans to attend...
  • President Bush's California Itinerary [Protesters Plan To Follow Bush: April 21-24, 2006]

    04/21/2006 9:55:24 AM PDT · by RonDog · 47 replies · 2,900+ views
    President Bush's California Itinerary ^ | April 21, 2005 | CBS News
    .Apr 20, 2006 7:28 am US/PacificPresident Bush's California ItineraryPresident Bush begins his four-day visit to California today. Here is his schedule. FRIDAY (4/21)Visits Cisco Systems in San Jose and talks with Silicon Valley executives about the American Competitiveness Initiative. After this even is when Governor schwarzenegger says he'll make a direct appeal to the president for federal help to repair the state's levees. SATURDAY (4/22)Tours the California Fuel Cell Partnership in West Sacramento, speaks on advanced transportation technology. Attends a Republican National Committee fundraiser in Palm Springs. SUNDAY (4/23)Attends church service and has lunch with troops at Marine Corps Air...
  • Bush coming to OC to talk on immigration

    04/20/2006 9:12:02 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 144 replies · 2,575+ views
    President George W. Bush is likely to get a large welcome from the county's highly vocal anti-illegal immigration activists when he comes to Irvine on Monday morning to pitch his immigration plan.
  • Planned Exhibit of Cartoons Protested

    02/27/2006 1:28:34 PM PST · by Pikamax · 18 replies · 581+ views
    LA TIMES ^ | 02/25/06 | Daniel Yi
    Planned Exhibit of Cartoons Protested The caricatures of Muhammad will be displayed at a UCI student forum. Muslims object, and university officials are wary. By Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer February 25 2006 Plans by a Republican student group at UC Irvine to showcase the controversial cartoons of the prophet Muhammad that led to violent protests around the world are drawing condemnation from Muslim groups and university officials. The caricatures will be part of a panel discussion sponsored by the campus College Republicans scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in UCI's Crystal Cove Auditorium.