What Are Those Curt Pringle Paw Prints Doing All Over Irvine Weekly?
A month before the launch of Irvine Weekly, Paul Simonds interviewed soon-to-be publisher Brian Calle about fake news and the media at a political action committee fundraiser for the South Orange County Economic Coalition in Lake Forest. Calle served as special guest for the “Understanding the Impact of Media on Local Politics” event. The two had been acquainted in conversation two years before. As chair of the South OC Economic Coalition, Simonds chatted with Calle, who worked as an opinion editor for the Orange County Register, at a monthly meeting of the group about the upcoming 2016 elections.
This September, the difference came not just in topics for discussion, but in the roles both men now play.
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