We are sad to report that Steve Layton, a longtime Irvine resident, civic activist, and contributing cartoonist to Irvine Community News & Views, passed away this summer after a long illness.
Steve Layton contributed to the betterment of the entire Irvine community in many ways. A family man and a successful businessman into his eighties, Steve made time to be active in his homeowners association, supportive of the theater arts at UCI, and a remarkable contributor to Irvine Community News & Views.
His cartoons appeared frequently in ICNV, helping to highlight troubling issues in Irvine (and sometimes beyond) in colorful and typically humorous ways.
Steve leaves a rich legacy of cartoons from the past several years — a few of them re-published here. Where appropriate, we will continue to re-purpose and re-publish his cartoons. We are grateful that Steve Layton was — and still is — a part of our extended ICNV “family.”
- Editorial: The Undemocratic “Rule of Two” is Being Used to Silence Thousands of Irvine Residents - September 9, 2021
- Disrespecting Voters. Disrespecting Democracy. - August 3, 2021
- Mayor Khan and Councilmembers Kim, Kuo & Carroll Want the Veterans Cemetery Relocated to a Site Alongside the 91 Freeway - July 14, 2021