| Dec 20, 2014
| 2:42 PM
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...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:16 PM
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...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 11:54 PM
Newport Beach voters shook up the City Council during Tuesday’s election, tossing out Mayor Rush Hill and giving a slate of candidates known as “Team Newport” a sweep of the four available seats.
Marshall “Duffy” Duffield,...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 6:00 PM
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...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:23 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:55 PM
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...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 7:08 PM
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.
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:16 PM
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...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 5:31 PM
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...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Irvine Mayor Steven Choi won his bid for reelection and the Republican majority of the City Council gained strength as longtime Democratic council member Larry Agran was ousted from public office, according to the unofficial results of Tuesday's election....
| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:10 PM
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,...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 12:59 PM
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...