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  • 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...
  • Commentary: Political caricatures speak to the need for adults in charge

    I know I must be running against young people, because they seem to love cartoons. Perhaps you saw me riding the high-speed train. The same train I strongly opposed in a March Daily Pilot opinion piece, where I laid out the problems with the current...
  • Mailbag: Candidate Curry's ideas are out of date

    Re. "Commentary: Political caricatures speak to the need for adults in charge," (May 28): Political campaigns are about ideas, experience, effectiveness and vision. They are also tests — of hard work, discipline and determination. Voters are the...
  • Lincoln Club rescinds endorsement of Curry

    An influential conservative group in Orange County has pulled its endorsement of an Assembly candidate, saying he broke a pledge to reject political donations from public employees unions. The Lincoln Club of Orange County no longer lists Newport...
  • Political Landscape: O.C. Bar rates judicial candidates

    Though the Newport Beach-based Orange County Bar Assn. does not formally endorse judicial candidates, it does evaluate them and issue ratings voters can use as a guide in making their choices. The four ratings reflect whether the bar finds a candidate...
  • Duffy maker may challenge Hill for Newport Beach City Council

    Under mounting pressure from friends, electric boat builder Marshall "Duffy" Duffield is considering a run for a seat on the Newport Beach City Council. If he chooses to compete in the November election, Duffield would face Mayor Rush Hill in District...
  • Commentary: How the red states turned blue

    There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing...
  • Venezia: Forum had clear winners and losers

    On April 17, the Costa Mesa Community Center was once again ground zero for the Feet to the Fire gang of Daily Pilot Editor John Canalis, OC Register columnist Jack Wu, Voice of OC Editor Norberto Santana Jr. and special guest Daily Pilot City Editor...