| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:56 PM
A Laguna Niguel woman has entered the race for the state Senate seat representing the 37th District, according to county registrar data.
Naz Namazi, 47, joins two other Republicans in vying for the seat vacated by Mimi Walters, who was elected last year...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 5:41 PM
Former Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach announced Wednesday that he intends to run for the state Senate.
Moorlach, who had been mulling the decision for the past several weeks, is seeking the 37th Senate District seat vacated by Mimi Walters (R-...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 2:42 PM
For newly elected Newport Beach Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon, an interest in politics is a family affair.
With two journalists for parents, a sister who just finished a stint on the Costa Mesa City Council and an upbringing that centered on local...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:16 PM
After eight years on the Orange County Board of Supervisors, and more than a decade before that as the county treasurer, John Moorlach now finds himself in the midst of emptying out his office.
But where exactly the Costa Mesa resident will be unpacking...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 12:09 PM
With great anticipation and a sense of renewal, I attended the Dec. 9 Newport Beach City Council meeting.
Diane Dixon, Duffy Duffield, Kevin Muldoon and Scott Peotter ("Team Newport") were sworn in to serve four-year terms.
It was the culmination of 2½...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 11:54 PM
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,...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 7:08 PM
In his last days on the job, Costa Mesa's outgoing police chief warned that the city needs a new sense of unity if it wants to rebuild a Police Department that has scrambled to hire officers but still struggles with attrition and nagging vacancies.
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Newport Beach's four new City Council members will be sworn in during Tuesday's council meeting.
Scott Peotter (District 6), Marshall "Duffy" Duffield (District 3), Diane Dixon (District 1) and Kevin Muldoon (District 4), collectively dubbed "Team...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Nancy Gardner has spent the last eight years representing Corona del Mar residents on the Newport Beach City Council.
Eight years of 7:30 a.m. Business Improvement District meetings, Corona del Mar Residents Assn. meetings, committee meetings, study...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Two private investigators illegally tracked one Costa Mesa councilman using GPS and called in a fake DUI report on another in 2012 when they were hired to surveil the politicians before an election, according to charges announced Thursday by the Orange...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:55 PM
After accolades upon accolades had poured in, outgoing Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece, wearing a new dress she recently bought at South Coast Plaza, faced the audience in front of the speaker's podium.
She had received compliments that evening from...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:58 PM
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....