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  • Political Landscape: Leece, Snowden, Dixon back Foley for council

    This post has been corrected, as noted below. Costa Mesa City Council candidate Katrina Foley recently announced a slate of endorsements from public officials past and present. The former councilwoman, and current school board trustee, earned backing...
  • Commentary: This is what we meant by 'cronyism' in ballot argument

    In his commentary, "Proposed ballot argument falsely claims 'cronyism,'" Planning Commissioner Tim Sesler argues that a sentence in the ballot argument against the proposed city charter inaccurately uses the term "cronies" to describe the Costa Mesa...
  • Leece to run for O.C. Water District board

    Leece to run for O.C. Water District board
    Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece announced this week that she is running for a seat on the Orange County Water District Board of Directors. The termed-out councilwoman is running for the 7th District seat, now held by board President Shawn Dewane,...
  • Democrats, Republicans are 'friends' at the fair

    Democrats, Republicans are 'friends' at the fair
    The Orange County Fair always features a wide array of animals, such as cows, bunnies and sheep. As it happens, there are donkeys and elephants, too. Those are a bit harder to find, but in two small white tents near Centennial Farm, fairgoers can...
  • Commentary: Expect unions to play a big role in the election

    As of Dec. 31, the Newport Beach Firefighters Assn. Political Action Committee had $76,115.67 on hand. By the end of summer, it should have more than $90,000 at its disposal. The Newport Beach Police Employees Assn. Political Action Committee had $89,...
  • Political Landscape: Primary results certified, now it's on to November

    The Orange County Registrar of Voters officially certified the primary election results Tuesday. About 24% of the county's electorate voted in the June 3 election — a 6% decline from the 30.1% turnout during the 2010 primary. This year,...
  • Ordinance aimed at limiting campaign conduct in county offices

    The proposed ordinance is one sentence long. "No person may solicit for the nomination paper for any local, state or federal office the signature of any county employee at his or her workplace," it reads. But Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer, who...
  • Council sends charter proposal to voters

    Costa Mesa will once again debate, analyze and vote on a proposed city charter. The City Council split 3-2 Wednesday on approving the document for the November general election. Councilwomen Sandy Genis and Wendy Leece dissented. The charter sets...
  • Melone enters Costa Mesa City Council race

    Melone enters Costa Mesa City Council race
    Al Melone, a Costa Mesa resident who unsuccessfully ran for City Council in 2012, will run again in November, this time on an anti-growth platform. In an interview Monday, the retired certified public accountant said his No. 1 campaign issue will be...
  • Political Landscape: Lincoln Club supports Dixon in council bid

    The Lincoln Club of Orange County has thrown its support behind businesswoman Diane Dixon's bid for the Newport Beach City Council, according to a news release. She is running to replace Councilman Mike Henn in the District 1 council seat after he is...
  • 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...