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  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Hill, Brown, Toerge are sensible choices in Newport Beach

    As an accountant, I am fairly cognizant of the numbers and financial issues being brought up in the City Council election in Newport Beach. And quite frankly, I am very concerned about some of the statements being made and how they reflect on the...
  • Commentary: Union endorsements are telling in Newport race

    When it comes to endorsements, the employee associations usually stay with what they know, instead of what might be. And they usually will go with the candidates who will best serve their interests. The Newport Beach Police Management Assn....
  • Costa Mesa's conservative mayor on mailer with Democrats

    Costa Mesa's conservative mayor on mailer with Democrats
    Costa Mesa voters saw an odd pairing of political candidates in their mailboxes this week when they received a flier promoting conservative Mayor Jim Righeimer with a slate of heavy-hitting Democrats up for election. Gov. Jerry Brown topped the list,...
  • County GOP gives $50,000 to PAC supporting 4 Newport council candidates

    In the final stretch toward Election Day on Tuesday, the Republican Party of Orange County has funneled about $50,000 into a political action committee that's supporting the Newport Beach City Council slate known as "Team Newport," according to recent...
  • 3 questions: Where Costa Mesa City Council, Orange County Board of Supervisors and State Assembly candidates stand on the issues

    Costa Mesa City Council One incumbent and eight challengers are running for two spots on the five-member council. The Daily Pilot asked each candidate the same three questions: 1) Based on the decisions of this most recent council, do you think this...
  • Irvine to hire special counsel to explore apartment approval

    They sat on the dais Wednesday afternoon, accusing one another of political grandstanding and exchanging sharp words about a decision to hire special attorneys to look into potential misdeeds. This time Irvine City Council members weren't talking...
  • Venezia: Water district candidate improperly used city seal

    On Oct. 14, Newport Beach resident Gary Wykidal, an attorney, sent a letter to Orange County District Atty. Tony Rackauckas and Newport Beach City Atty. Aaron Harp. The letter complained that Orange County Water District candidate Leslie Daigle, a...
  • Ex-Costa Mesa worker in another flap over campaign signs

    A former city employee walked into the Costa Mesa City Council chambers Tuesday night armed with irony. Steven Charles White worked in Costa Mesa's maintenance department until he was pulled into a controversy over campaign-sign vandalism two years ago....
  • Commentary: Out-of-town partisans are trying to influence Newport

    As a lifelong Republican and a resident of Newport Beach for 55 years, I am saddened to see the intrusion of some ultra-partisan party leaders advancing an agenda in Newport Beach that has nothing to do with the Republican values held by Ronald Reagan and...
  • Newport council election has unaccustomed feistiness

    Even as councils in neighboring cities have come to accept sharply split votes along political lines as the norm, elected officials in Newport Beach have long said they've avoided letting ideological differences get in the way of prudent decision-making....
  • Commentary: Employee unions are paying for Costa Mesa political mail

    My household has received a number of political mailers from out-of-town government employee unions, each endorsing council candidates Katrina Foley and Jay Humphrey and opposing the proposed Costa Mesa charter, Measure O. We have also received phone...