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Elections

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  • 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...
  • Righeimer wins Costa Mesa council seat by 47 votes

    Righeimer wins Costa Mesa council seat by 47 votes
    After two weeks of ballot counting, Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer edged out his closest challenger to hold on to his council seat, according to results certified Tuesday. Orange County Registrar Neal Kelley had said his goal was to tabulate all...
  • Political Landscape: New endorsements in state Senate race

    Two candidates for the 37th state Senate district race have received new endorsements. State Assemblyman Don Wagner (R-Irvine) has been endorsed by Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring, Councilwoman Kris Murray and former council members Harry Sidhu and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Newport candidate forum runs hurry-up offense

    If the USC football team can run an entertaining hurry-up offense to the delight of audiences at the Coliseum, why can't the same approach apply to political candidates in a public forum? All eight candidates running for four seats on the Newport...
  • Mailbag: Colleen Island project only benefits the developer

    Mailbag: Colleen Island project only benefits the developer
    What was made perfectly clear last week to all of us in the annexation area is that the Costa Mesa City Council majority believes its form of representative government is not supposed to work in the best interests of our 50-plus property owners. Rather,...