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  • Foley wins Costa Mesa City Council seat easily; Righeimer's No. 2 spot is a squeaker

    Foley wins Costa Mesa City Council seat easily; Righeimer's No. 2 spot is a squeaker
    School board trustee Katrina Foley held a commanding lead in the race for two seats on the Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday night, with incumbent Mayor Jim Righeimer narrowly taking the second spot. Foley and Righeimer were the apparent front...
  • City spending, absent candidates draw criticism at Newport council forum

    Newport Beach City Council candidates fielded questions on a range of issues, from the budget to Measure Y, at the ninth Feet to the Fire Forum Wednesday night. But the empty seats next to them may have taken the most heat. Early in the debate, the...
  • Mailbag: Letter fails to explain why Measure Y would ease traffic

    In the Forum Section of the Sept. 15 edition of the Daily Pilot there was a letter written by Harbor Commissioner Joe Stapleton with the headline "Measure Y Would Reduce Traffic Across Newport Beach." The City Council-developer driven Measure Y purports...
  • Commentary: Toll lanes go against the spirit of Measure M funding

    There has been a lot of discussion about whether toll lanes will reduce traffic and travel time on the 405 Freeway, and that is a worthy discussion. Today, I would like to approach it from another perspective — truthful and efficient use of tax...
  • Irvine council gets a civics lesson

    What was to be a discussion about political campaign ethics at Tuesday's Irvine City Council meeting turned into a lecture on sensible procedure, with a student chastising the panel. UC Irvine student Luis Aleman, a 19-year old sophomore double-majoring...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: Employee unions are paying for Costa Mesa political mail

    My household has received a number of political mailers from out-of-town government employee unions, each endorsing council candidates Katrina Foley and Jay Humphrey and opposing the proposed Costa Mesa charter, Measure O. We have also received phone...
  • Commentary: Out-of-town partisans are trying to influence Newport

    As a lifelong Republican and a resident of Newport Beach for 55 years, I am saddened to see the intrusion of some ultra-partisan party leaders advancing an agenda in Newport Beach that has nothing to do with the Republican values held by Ronald Reagan and...
  • Newport council election has unaccustomed feistiness

    Even as councils in neighboring cities have come to accept sharply split votes along political lines as the norm, elected officials in Newport Beach have long said they've avoided letting ideological differences get in the way of prudent decision-making....