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Elections

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: Team Newport signals a taxpayer-minded era

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Commentary: Libertarianism's the antidote to liberalism, conservatism

    If you think about it, all people (except psychopaths) live their lives with the libertarian values of persuasion instead of coercion. That is to say we cannot force people to like us or socialize with us. Instead, we either have a fulfilling social...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Giving thanks, A to Z (CdM-style)

    A... Arthur Pescan. This Corona del Mar High School junior seems to do it all — cross country, the school musical, class president, mock trial, standing up to an angry crowd to support a new school sports complex. A school board trustee once said...
  • 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....
  • 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...