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  • Should voters have a say on some city projects? Groups take sides in Costa Mesa

    Two Costa Mesa organizations have taken opposite stands on an effort to require voter approval for some new development projects. A petition filed by Costa Mesa First, a political action committee, seeks to have certain new residential and commercial...
  • Mailbag: City should request an audit of Team Newport's campaign finances

    City should request an audit of Team Newport's campaign finances Recently the Daily Pilot reported that the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) had opened an investigation into whether Residents for Reform, a political action committee,...
  • Petition seeking a direct vote on Costa Mesa development is making the rounds

    Costa Mesa activists have begun circulating a petition in an effort to have new major developments face a vote of the people instead of just going before the City Council. Costa Mesa First, a political action committee, has until Jan. 6 to collect about...
  • State looking into complaint about PAC

    A state agency confirmed Tuesday that it is investigating whether a political action committee active in November's Newport Beach City Council election failed to properly report donations and expenditures. A spokesman for the Fair Political Practices...
  • Mailbag: Moorlach helped preserve airport settlement agreement

    Columnist Barbara Venezia ("Venezia: It looks like a sparring match between Moorlach and Wagner," Feb. 27) poses the question, "Who'll get your vote?" for state Senate. That question is easy for me to answer: John Moorlach. As president of AirFair, I...
  • Diverse set of candidates vie for vacant 37th state Senate district seat

    The head seat in the Sacramento office for the 37th state Senate district might be empty now, but at least four candidates are vying for the spot to represent a swath of Orange County ranging from artsy Laguna Beach, eclectic Costa Mesa and surfer-vibe...
  • Venezia: It looks like a sparring match between Moorlach and Wagner

    Things are heating up in the March 17 special election for the 37th state Senate District. Vying for this seat are former Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach, Assemblyman Don Wagner (R-Irvine), a district representative for U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher...
  • Commentary: A Democratic option in the 37th District Senate race

    I became fired up when I received my sample ballot in the mail and saw that we had only Republicans running in the special election for the 37th District. I joined the race as a write-in candidate because I want to give Democrats and all other voters a...
  • Political Landscape: Moorlach to hold grand opening of campaign headquarters

     Former Supervisor John Moorlach, who is running for the state Senate's 37th District in a special election to replace Mimi Walters, will hold a grand opening at his Newport Beach campaign headquarters Sunday. The event is from 10 a.m. to noon at 2252...
  • Venezia: Peotter brings an unpleasantness to Newport government

    Last week the Newport Beach City Council voted to reduce dock fees, delivering on a campaign promise by "Team Newport" — newly elected council members Marshall Duffield, Kevin Muldoon, Scott Peotter and Diane Dixon. On Feb. 13, Peotter sent out an...
  • Political Landscape: Righeimer declines to discuss Israel trip

    Political Landscape: Righeimer declines to discuss Israel trip
    Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer recently returned from Israel, but he has not commented on whether he traveled with Republican leaders on a controversial trip sponsored by two conservative groups. Members of the Republican National Committee went...
  • Commentary: Libertarianism's the antidote to liberalism, conservatism

    If you think about it, all people (except psychopaths) live their lives with the libertarian values of persuasion instead of coercion. That is to say we cannot force people to like us or socialize with us. Instead, we either have a fulfilling social...