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  • Barbara's Bits & Bites: Mixing food and politics in Costa Mesa

    One reason I enjoy this food column is I get to discover and rediscover fun places to eat locally. It also gives me a break from writing about politics, but this week the two crossed paths. You can't mention Skosh Monahan's Steakhouse and Irish Pub,...
  • Righeimer wins Costa Mesa council seat by 47 votes

    Righeimer wins Costa Mesa council seat by 47 votes
    After two weeks of ballot counting, Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer edged out his closest challenger to hold on to his council seat, according to results certified Tuesday. Orange County Registrar Neal Kelley had said his goal was to tabulate all...
  • Slow start to Irvine council business after election

    "It was pretty much business as usual," Councilman Larry Agran said of the first Irvine City Council meeting since the Nov. 4 election denied him the seat he has held for 16 years. From his position, seated at the far left of the dais, farthest from...
  • A more conservative turn for Newport Beach City Council

    A more conservative turn for Newport Beach City Council
    When Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill reflects on his last four years on the City Council, he remembers a group of people who worked cohesively to develop a financial master plan that built upon the coastal city's exceptional quality of life. When his...
  • Newport Beach, Australia? Town says no thanks to a name change

    Newport Beach, Australia? Town says no thanks to a name change
    Fixing a city's marketing shortfalls could be as easy as renaming it "Newport Beach." At least that's what one former mayoral candidate suggested that his Australian city do to shake off high unemployment rates and increase tourism. "Hervey Bay is a...
  • Venezia: Election Day surprises sweep through Newport-Mesa

    Whew! Elections are finally over, and there are some important lessons to be learned. At the top of the list: Every vote really does make a difference. We saw this clearly in the Newport Beach City Council race between Mike Toerge and Scott Peotter,...
  • Agran out, Republican majority gains strength on Irvine council

    Agran out, Republican majority gains strength on Irvine council
    Irvine Mayor Steven Choi won his bid for reelection and the Republican majority of the City Council gained strength as longtime Democratic council member Larry Agran was ousted from public office, according to the unofficial results of Tuesday's election....
  • 'Team Newport' candidates sweep City Council election as mayor is ousted

    Newport Beach voters shook up the City Council during Tuesday’s election, tossing out Mayor Rush Hill and giving a slate of candidates known as “Team Newport” a sweep of the four available seats. Marshall “Duffy” Duffield,...
  • Steel a big winner over Mansoor in supervisor race

    Michelle Steel cruised to victory Tuesday in her race against Assemblyman Allan Mansoor for the District 2 seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Mansoor, of Costa Mesa, and Steel, of Surfside, were vying for the spot currently held by termed-...
  • Foley wins Costa Mesa City Council seat easily; Righeimer's No. 2 spot is a squeaker

    Foley wins Costa Mesa City Council seat easily; Righeimer's No. 2 spot is a squeaker
    School board trustee Katrina Foley held a commanding lead in the race for two seats on the Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday night, with incumbent Mayor Jim Righeimer narrowly taking the second spot. Foley and Righeimer were the apparent front...
  • City Council candidates get variety of support

    Mayor Jim Righeimer continues to lead the pack of Costa Mesa City Council candidates this fall in terms of fundraising, with the conservative politician gathering about $150,000 so far. Righeimer, first elected in 2010, is among the eight candidates...
  • Mailbag: Readers sound off on local elections

    Costa Mesa is safer than candidate implies I voted for Katrina Foley the last time she ran for Costa Mesa City Council, before she quit halfway through her second term. I won't be voting for her again on Tuesday. As a liberal Democrat, she's been a...