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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...