With the next Feet to the Fire Forum just around the corner for Costa Mesa council candidates, political rumblings are starting to surface.
Political twists and turns are coming fast and furious these days in the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa council races — and beyond.
Things are heating up for Newport Beach council candidate Scott Peotter in his bid for the District 6 seat — maybe not in a good way.
My last several columns have focused on the Newport Beach City Council race and the new crop of candidates there.
On June 25 I wrote about Jean Watt and the organization she co-founded, Still Protecting Our Newport (SPON), attempting to wake up residents...
Weekly I receive promotional emails for events and fun happenings from all over.
At 87, longtime Newport resident, 2013 citizen of the year, councilwoman, community activist and Save Our Newport (SPON) co-founder Jean...
Monday I went over to Hoag Hospital to take a peek at changes to its chemical dependency unit.
Editor's note: Political columnist Barbara Venezia plans to write occasional food columns under the banner "Barbara's Bits &...
I usually don't venture out on election night, but last Tuesday I did.
The Newport Beach City Council race got a little more interesting last week with the addition of Marshall "Duffy" Duffield.
Last week I poked some fun by reading between the lines of political mailers I'd received over the past few weeks.
The June primary is about three weeks away, and mailboxes are brimming with candidate mailers.
Say the names Bob Rush and Rush Hill three times quickly and you have quite a tongue twister — almost as twisted as their continued...
On April 17, the Costa Mesa Community Center was once again ground zero for the Feet to the Fire gang of Daily Pilot Editor John Canalis, OC...
Opening my mail the end of March I found a 10-page foldout piece from the city titled "Newport Beach General Plan – a progress...
The April 17 Feet to the Fire Forum looks at the race for the 74th Assembly District, which covers parts of Irvine, Huntington Beach,...
Over the decades I've had many interesting careers.
April is around the corner, and so is Feet to the Fire Forum season.
Is the Balboa Village Theatre project a go or a no?
I always ask candidates what made them decide to throw their hat in the ring.
Every now and then there's a story that gets under my skin because the more answers surface, the more things just don't add up for me.
My friendship with John Canalis, editor of the Daily Pilot, is both strange and wonderful. He's wonderful and I'm just strange!