I'm a big supporter of Irvine's retailers and restaurants. My family built and ran Chinatown Restaurant near UC Irvine for over 20 years. Many of our longstanding friendships throughout town were built there on egg rolls and our famous "Aromatic Shrimp." Today, we're charged about 8% sales tax each time we eat out or make a purchase in town. Did you know that about 1% comes back to Irvine's budget? In fact, over one-third of the City's budget comes from sales tax revenue. In
I am honored to have been named to the National Association of Asian Pacifics in Politics and Public Affairs' (NAAPPPA) inaugural 40 Under 40 list. It's humbling to be recognized for my professional work and efforts, and to be named to a list that includes many colleagues for whom I have so much respect. Founding NAAPPPA Member Bill Wong said, "These honorees represent groundbreaking Asian American Pacific Islander professionals that work behind the scenes to elect and advanc
About a year ago, a mural by Zio Ziegler was proposed by Tilly's, Vans, and Laguna Beach-based gallery Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow. If you've driven along the 405 through Irvine in the last year, you're sure to have seen it. I have to admit: at first, I was skeptical. But, then the temporary nature of this art convinced me that it might be a great experiment in the progress we're making as a city. Tilly's had been, and continues to be, a tremendous partner and corporate citiz
IRVINE - Anthony Kuo, long-time resident and current Chairman of the City's Planning Commission, has announced that he will make a bid to become a member of the Irvine City Council in the November 2016 General Election.