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Elections

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  • New Newport Councilwoman Dixon listens to residents' needs

    New Newport Councilwoman Dixon listens to residents' needs
    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...
  • Exiting O.C. Supervisor Moorlach weighs state Senate run

    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...
  • 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...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Nancy Gardner finds life after the council 'freeing'

    Corona del Mar Today: Nancy Gardner finds life after the council 'freeing'
    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...
  • 2 P.I.s illegally tracked and reported on Costa Mesa councilmen, D.A. charges

    2 P.I.s illegally tracked and reported on Costa Mesa councilmen, D.A. charges
    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...
  • Costa Mesa's Wendy Leece gearing up for life after public office

    Costa Mesa's Wendy Leece gearing up for life after public office
    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...
  • Costa Mesa's police chief calls for unity as he ends tenure

    Costa Mesa's police chief calls for unity as he ends tenure
    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. "A...
  • Newport council newcomers ready to take seats

    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...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Letter fails to explain why Measure Y would ease traffic

    In the Forum Section of the Sept. 15 edition of the Daily Pilot there was a letter written by Harbor Commissioner Joe Stapleton with the headline "Measure Y Would Reduce Traffic Across Newport Beach." The City Council-developer driven Measure Y purports...
  • Commentary: Toll lanes go against the spirit of Measure M funding

    There has been a lot of discussion about whether toll lanes will reduce traffic and travel time on the 405 Freeway, and that is a worthy discussion. Today, I would like to approach it from another perspective — truthful and efficient use of tax...
  • 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,...