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Irvine School Board Elections ~ Who's your Choice?

Field Trip Mom had the opportunity to meet this years candidates running for three seats on the Irvine School Board. The candidates running are:   Paul Bokota an Irvine businessman   Lauren Brooks, an educator and businesswoman   Margaret Brown, a school planning director   Omar Ezzeldine , chair of the city’s finance commission and an educator   Carolyn Inmon , a retired teacher   Michelle Ollada Alipio , a school nurse   Michael Parham , incumbent and School Board president   Bob Vu , an educator, scientist and entrepreneur Cyril Yu , OC Deputy District Attorney We met up with the candidates for various Q & A sessions with parents and teachers to hear their ideas and solutions to the issues as related to our challenged State school budget and other related issues.  Additional, we reached out to all of the candidates for responses to some more personal one on one questions to determine who they are outside of the office in an attempt to get to

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Strictly Sail in Long Beach Boat Show Oct. 18th - 21st

Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach may end up looking a bit different to you as you walk along Shoreline Village Drive the weekend of October 18 th and 21st. Strictly Sail Long Beach will be taking over Rainbow Harbor then.   Bring your family and loved ones to this fun event where you can learn as much as you can about sailing, take lessons on paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, and more.   You’ll even get to test drive these out at Rainbow Harbor. There will also be a ton of luxury cruisers and sailboats docked at Rainbow Harbor where you will get the chance to explore and tour.   Over 60 will be there. Opportunities will be available to take a Harbor Cruise on “Pinky,” the honorary sailboat on behalf of Susan G. Komen. There will also be a sailboat simulator for you to try out on land on what its truly like to sail a boat along with seminar and clinics where you can learn all about sailing techniques or continue to master your own sailing skills.   Tickets: Adults

Daddy's Dinner - Part 2

OK is hungry, you are tired from a full day at Knott's Berry Farm, the Discovery Science Center or The Petersen Auto Museum.  You can't imagine heating up the house much less getting off the couch from your short 10 min nap but dinner must go on.  Do you A) Spend $30 dollars at Carl's Jr for burgers, chicken sandwiches and salads...not including having to load everyone up so the mess stays there vs the house.  Or B) Follow these quick steps and in 10 minutes produce a master piece. What you will need: 1 Large Pot and 1 Small Pot 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil Last Nights Taco Meat (see my post Daddy's Dinner) Spaghetti Choice of Spaghetti Sauce Daddy's Fine China - Dixie 8 3/4" Plates  You guessed it ladies, use that left over taco meat your husband slaved over from the other night and one up him.  He will think you slaved away working harder than he and want to compete for the title.  Your kids will brag that Mom just one upped him caus

Daddy's Dinner

Calling all Mommies, Calling all Mommies!  Share this post with your husbands and the next time you are working late, stuck in traffic coming home from the latest event or really simply tired and don't have the energy to do a thing, pull this out....No Man can screw this up!  Now, although I have a little culinary gift in me (self taught, wife, sister, mom and grandmother inspired and a father who wasn't afraid to try), I repeat, your husband cannot screw this up.  Dads-Use fine china as I did here by Dixie and cut the clean up in half as the kids can easily help!  This little dinner recipe gets a healthy meal in your kids with minimal pain and complaints and will have them begging Dad for more!  A win for you ladies! What you need: 1 Large Fry Pan / Flat Iron Pan or Second Fry Pan / Chopping Knife / Cutting Board and Wooden Spoon / Spatula 1 pound of lean ground turkey 1 Tbsp Olive Oil, Grape Seed Oil or Vegetable Oil (your choice) 2 Medium Mexican Squash