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  • 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...
  • Commentary: A vote for Measure O is a vote against union control

    The ideological differences surrounding Costa Mesa's proposed charter are as simple as most other Republican-Democrat issues, and the anti-charter comrades need to stop masking their motives and be honest: They want more unionization. Make no mistake....
  • Diverse views among Costa Mesa council hopefuls

    Diverse views among Costa Mesa council hopefuls
    This Nov. 4, two seats are open on Costa Mesa's five-member City Council, and of the men and women vying for the coveted spots, two are already well-known, though politically opposite: Mayor Jim Righeimer, who is up for reelection, and school board...
  • Commentary: We don't need partisan rhetoric or people feigning dedication to O.C.

    Former state Republican Party Chairman Shawn Steel, husband of supervisorial candidate Michelle Steel, recently wrote a commentary for the Orange County Register about the California Republican Party titled, "Not your granddaddy's California GOP." In...
  • Longtime Newport planning commissioner Toerge eyes City Council spot

    Longtime Newport planning commissioner Toerge eyes City Council spot
    After serving nearly 11 years on the Newport Beach planning commission, resident Mike Toerge had helped to write and rewrite three of the city's guiding documents. The experience left him with a span of knowledge he felt shouldn't go to waste. Be they...
  • Political Landscape: Savary captures Leece endorsement

    Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece has endorsed Suzanne Savary in her run for the 48th Congressional District seat. Savary, of Newport Beach, is a Democrat; Leece is a Republican. "I applaud council member Leece for urging moderates of all stripes to...
  • Police management union endorses Hill, Toerge, Brown, Dixon

    The Newport Beach Police Management Assn., the union representing sergeants and lieutenants, has announced a slate of City Council endorsements in an open letter to the community. "The [association] does not normally make political endorsements,"...
  • City spending, absent candidates draw criticism at Newport council forum

    Newport Beach City Council candidates fielded questions on a range of issues, from the budget to Measure Y, at the ninth Feet to the Fire Forum Wednesday night. But the empty seats next to them may have taken the most heat. Early in the debate, the...