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  • Commentary: Proposed charter comes with great risk. Benefits? Unknown

    Re: "Costa Mesa is undergoing revolutionary change" (July 3): Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger boasts of the newly proposed charter, but I want to provide a charter committee member's perspective on the questionable rationale, content and process used to...
  • Mailbag: Be aware of danger of shallow-water dives

    Thirty-eight years ago, with support from Hoag Hospital, I started Project Wipeout, a program alerting beachgoers of the dangers of running into the water and doing a shallow-surface dive. Swimmers have been paralyzed after striking their heads...
  • Mailbag: Candidate Curry's ideas are out of date

    Re. "Commentary: Political caricatures speak to the need for adults in charge," (May 28): Political campaigns are about ideas, experience, effectiveness and vision. They are also tests — of hard work, discipline and determination. Voters are the...
  • Curry, Harper likely headed to run-off

    Curry, Harper likely headed to run-off
    As poll workers Tuesday collected the last trickle of votes in a statewide primary expected to draw one of the lowest turnouts in California's history, frontrunners in several area races appeared to be headed for spots on the November general election...
  • Venezia: Roaming Newport-Mesa on election night

    Venezia: Roaming Newport-Mesa on election night
    I usually don't venture out on election night, but last Tuesday I did. Stopping by Skosh Monahan's restaurant in Costa Mesa about 8 p.m., I walked around the back by the kitchen. There I found a staircase that led me to a large upstairs area serving...
  • Venezia: There's truth in these rumors

    People love to gossip. After all, a little "dish" now and then keeps things interesting. And when it comes to Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, there's no shortage of political speculation making the rounds. I thought I'd have some fun and explore two...
  • Commentary: How the red states turned blue

    There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing...
  • Duffy maker may challenge Hill for Newport Beach City Council

    Under mounting pressure from friends, electric boat builder Marshall "Duffy" Duffield is considering a run for a seat on the Newport Beach City Council. If he chooses to compete in the November election, Duffield would face Mayor Rush Hill in District...
  • Lincoln Club rescinds endorsement of Curry

    An influential conservative group in Orange County has pulled its endorsement of an Assembly candidate, saying he broke a pledge to reject political donations from public employees unions. The Lincoln Club of Orange County no longer lists Newport...
  • Political Landscape: O.C. Bar rates judicial candidates

    Though the Newport Beach-based Orange County Bar Assn. does not formally endorse judicial candidates, it does evaluate them and issue ratings voters can use as a guide in making their choices. The four ratings reflect whether the bar finds a candidate...
  • Steinberg: NBA moves to terminate Donald Sterling's ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers

    The Donald Sterling-Los Angeles Clippers trauma, which has transfixed the nation, took a dramatic step toward resolution on Monday. The NBA has officially charged Donald Sterling under Article 14 Section (a) of the NBA Constitution. The league stated...
  • Venezia: Political soft blows just keep coming

    Venezia: Political soft blows just keep coming
    Last week I poked some fun by reading between the lines of political mailers I'd received over the past few weeks. I found especially entertaining the recent mailers from 74th Assembly District candidates Keith Curry and Emanuel Patrascu. Of course...