Andrew Tonkovichm Lecturer, UC Irvine Dept. of English

Andrew Tonkovich lives in Modjeska Canyon, adjancent the historic home site of Madame Helena Modjeska and teaches research writing at UC Irvine, where he is the president of the union representing Librarians and Lecturers. His essays, shorts stories and reviews have appeared widely, including at the Los Angeles Review of Books, LA Times, OC Register Magazine, Ecotone and Best American Nonrequired Reading, He hosts Bibliocracy Radio, a weekly literary arts program on KPFK 90.7 FM and edits the West Coast literary magazine Santa Monica Review.

Guest Editorial: OC Canyon Elections Merit Attention

Canyon resident Andrew Tonkovich calls on the public to pay attention to elections in Orange County’s canyon elected bodies such as the Silverado-Modjeska Recreation and Parks District (SMRPD), given that these entities address key issues like maintenance of two parks, children’s center, trails and community recreation events.

Raise for County CEO Riles Workers

OC supervisors draw fire for handing their new CEO his second raise within a year and a half after forcing contracts without raises and with increased pension contributions in recent years on managers and rank-and-file workers.