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  • 3 questions: Where Costa Mesa City Council, Orange County Board of Supervisors and State Assembly candidates stand on the issues

    Costa Mesa City Council One incumbent and eight challengers are running for two spots on the five-member council. The Daily Pilot asked each candidate the same three questions: 1) Based on the decisions of this most recent council, do you think this...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Irvine to hire special counsel to explore apartment approval

    They sat on the dais Wednesday afternoon, accusing one another of political grandstanding and exchanging sharp words about a decision to hire special attorneys to look into potential misdeeds. This time Irvine City Council members weren't talking...
  • 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....
  • County GOP gives $50,000 to PAC supporting 4 Newport council candidates

    In the final stretch toward Election Day on Tuesday, the Republican Party of Orange County has funneled about $50,000 into a political action committee that's supporting the Newport Beach City Council slate known as "Team Newport," according to recent...
  • Commentary: Union endorsements are telling in Newport race

    When it comes to endorsements, the employee associations usually stay with what they know, instead of what might be. And they usually will go with the candidates who will best serve their interests. The Newport Beach Police Management Assn....
  • Costa Mesa's conservative mayor on mailer with Democrats

    Costa Mesa's conservative mayor on mailer with Democrats
    Costa Mesa voters saw an odd pairing of political candidates in their mailboxes this week when they received a flier promoting conservative Mayor Jim Righeimer with a slate of heavy-hitting Democrats up for election. Gov. Jerry Brown topped the list,...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Hill, Brown, Toerge are sensible choices in Newport Beach

    As an accountant, I am fairly cognizant of the numbers and financial issues being brought up in the City Council election in Newport Beach. And quite frankly, I am very concerned about some of the statements being made and how they reflect on the...
  • Mailbag: Readers sound off on local elections

    Costa Mesa is safer than candidate implies I voted for Katrina Foley the last time she ran for Costa Mesa City Council, before she quit halfway through her second term. I won't be voting for her again on Tuesday. As a liberal Democrat, she's been a...