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Elections

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  • 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: Dock tax opponents say watch out incumbents

    This November presents Newport Beach taxpayers with a chance to return fiscal restraint back to city government. I took a 20-year break from civic affairs until 18 months ago, when city leaders chose to raise taxes — which they termed fees —...
  • Supervisorial candidates spar at Feet to the Fire forum

    Supervisorial candidates spar at Feet to the Fire forum
    Candidates for the Orange County Board of Supervisors' 2nd District seat sparred over pensions, problem-solving and their community ties Monday night in a debate that took on something of a wonkish tone. The four are vying to replace Supervisor John...
  • Political Landscape: Assembly veterans committee supports O.C. cemetery

    A bill that would allow the establishment of a state veterans cemetery in Orange County earned unanimous support in the Assembly's Veterans Affairs Committee, the bill's author, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), announced. The bill is...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Political Landscape: Curry wins backing of Rohrabacher

    As the June 3 primary nears, candidates for the 74th Assembly District continue to battle for votes. U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) endorsed Newport Beach City Councilman Keith Curry for the seat, which represents Newport, Costa Mesa,...
  • 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...