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  • Irvine council gets a civics lesson

    What was to be a discussion about political campaign ethics at Tuesday's Irvine City Council meeting turned into a lecture on sensible procedure, with a student chastising the panel. UC Irvine student Luis Aleman, a 19-year old sophomore double-majoring...
  • Mailbag: Colleen Island project only benefits the developer

    Mailbag: Colleen Island project only benefits the developer
    What was made perfectly clear last week to all of us in the annexation area is that the Costa Mesa City Council majority believes its form of representative government is not supposed to work in the best interests of our 50-plus property owners. Rather,...
  • 'Top-two' primary breeds conflict over candidate endorsements

    Another turn in the increasingly testy race to represent the state's 74th Assembly District is forcing local politicians to grapple with a bigger question: What makes an endorsement? As Orange County Republicans find themselves squaring off against...
  • Reader Report: Max von Strobel had the right idea for creating O.C.

    Reader Report: Max von Strobel had the right idea for creating O.C.
    The official date of Orange County's incorporation is Aug. 1, 1889. If you dig deeper, you'll discover it could have happened nearly 20 years earlier. Sometime between 1870 and 1889, one enterprising fellow by the name of Max von Strobel, Anaheim's...
  • Costa Mesa council's attempt to discuss police contract ends quickly

    A closed-session meeting for the Costa Mesa City Council to begin its negotiation process with the city's police union was unexpectedly cut short Friday morning when one council member left after a few minutes on the grounds that the process should...
  • Commentary: Curry has the public, private experience to lead in office

    The new state representatives we elect this November will have the opportunity to represent Orange County for the next 12 years. The legislators we elect will have significant impacts on public policy, the future of our party and the future of our...
  • Kashkari helps open Newport GOP headquarters

    Kashkari helps open Newport GOP headquarters
    Newport Harbor Republican Women celebrated the grand opening of the local Republican campaign headquarters Tuesday with an appearance by the party's gubernatorial nominee, Neel Kashkari. The Newport Beach office will offer candidate information and yard...
  • Venezia: From toilet politics to the rarity: kindness and respect

    Election time has been called the "silly season," and it certainly is in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Take the ceramic toilets that recently popped up in front of Red-E-Rentals on Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa. Some of their lids bear Mayor Jim...
  • Newport candidate forum runs hurry-up offense

    If the USC football team can run an entertaining hurry-up offense to the delight of audiences at the Coliseum, why can't the same approach apply to political candidates in a public forum? All eight candidates running for four seats on the Newport...
  • Commentary: Council districts won't improve representation

    The state Supreme Court recently denied review of a ruling that requires charter cities to switch to district elections based on majority-minority representation. Advocates say that holding district elections is a solution to incorporating more voters...
  • Commentary: Protect the beach bonfire fellowship

    Our Southern California beach bonfire rings continue to be endangered by the board of directors of the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Judging by statements made by South Coast AQMD Chairman William Burke, recent changes to Rule 444 were...
  • Venezia: Stirring up a CM4RG hornet's nest

    Geez, write one simple column about dissension in the ranks of the political group Costa Mesans for Responsible Government (CM4RG) and people go nuts. Like peeling back the curtain in "The Wizard of Oz," revealing the all-powerful wizard was nothing...