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  • Steel a big winner over Mansoor in supervisor race

    Michelle Steel cruised to victory Tuesday in her race against Assemblyman Allan Mansoor for the District 2 seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Mansoor, of Costa Mesa, and Steel, of Surfside, were vying for the spot currently held by termed-...
  • 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...
  • 'Team Newport' candidates sweep City Council election as mayor is ousted

    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,...
  • 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...
  • Agran out, Republican majority gains strength on Irvine council

    Agran out, Republican majority gains strength on Irvine council
    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....
  • Venezia: Election Day surprises sweep through Newport-Mesa

    Whew! Elections are finally over, and there are some important lessons to be learned. At the top of the list: Every vote really does make a difference. We saw this clearly in the Newport Beach City Council race between Mike Toerge and Scott Peotter,...
  • A more conservative turn for Newport Beach City Council

    A more conservative turn for Newport Beach City Council
    When Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill reflects on his last four years on the City Council, he remembers a group of people who worked cohesively to develop a financial master plan that built upon the coastal city's exceptional quality of life. When his...
  • Newport Beach, Australia? Town says no thanks to a name change

    Newport Beach, Australia? Town says no thanks to a name change
    Fixing a city's marketing shortfalls could be as easy as renaming it "Newport Beach." At least that's what one former mayoral candidate suggested that his Australian city do to shake off high unemployment rates and increase tourism. "Hervey Bay is a...
  • Slow start to Irvine council business after election

    "It was pretty much business as usual," Councilman Larry Agran said of the first Irvine City Council meeting since the Nov. 4 election denied him the seat he has held for 16 years. From his position, seated at the far left of the dais, farthest from...
  • 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....