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  • Leece to run for O.C. Water District board

    Leece to run for O.C. Water District board
    Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece announced this week that she is running for a seat on the Orange County Water District Board of Directors. The termed-out councilwoman is running for the 7th District seat, now held by board President Shawn Dewane,...
  • Commentary: This is what we meant by 'cronyism' in ballot argument

    In his commentary, "Proposed ballot argument falsely claims 'cronyism,'" Planning Commissioner Tim Sesler argues that a sentence in the ballot argument against the proposed city charter inaccurately uses the term "cronies" to describe the Costa Mesa...
  • Democrats, Republicans are 'friends' at the fair

    Democrats, Republicans are 'friends' at the fair
    The Orange County Fair always features a wide array of animals, such as cows, bunnies and sheep. As it happens, there are donkeys and elephants, too. Those are a bit harder to find, but in two small white tents near Centennial Farm, fairgoers can...
  • Mayor Curry to run for Assembly

    Mayor Curry to run for Assembly
    Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry confirmed Wednesday that he plans to run for state Assembly in 2014. "It was a spontaneous decision," he said. "My wife and I were having dinner [last weekend] and she said, 'You ought to do it. The timing is good.'"...
  • Top 10 stories to watch in 2014

    10.) Corona del Mar High School cheating: What disciplinary actions will students accused of hacking into the school system and changing grades face next year? 9.) Fairview Park trail: Costa Mesa is set to complete environmental repairs to the vernal...
  • The DP 103: Our list of 2013's newsmakers

    The DP 103: Our list of 2013's newsmakers
    1.) Tom Gazsi: Costa Mesa's police chief celebrated the 60th anniversary of his department — one he leads with a steady, capable hand, despite the tension between his officers and a majority of the City Council members. 2.) Keith Curry: The...
  • Leece mulling a run for 48th Congressional District

    Leece mulling a run for 48th Congressional District
    Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Wendy Leece confirmed Saturday that she is weighing a run for Congress. Leece, a Republican, is exploring a race for the 48th Congressional District seat held by longtime U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa). Leece...
  • Moorlach to run for Congress

    Moorlach to run for Congress
    Supervisor John Moorlach, who gained political recognition in 1994 when he raised concerns about the vulnerability of Orange County's investment pool during his campaign for county treasurer, announced Wednesday that he plans to run for Congress. The...
  • Yelsey selected to lead Newport-Mesa school board

    The Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees unanimously elected Karen Yelsey as president during an organizational meeting Tuesday night. The board also voted to begin the twice-monthly meetings an hour earlier, starting at 6 p.m. in January....
  • Hornbuckle to lead Coast Community College board

    Coast Community College District Trustee Mary Hornbuckle will replace Lorraine Prinsky as board president for 2014. Hornbuckle, who served as vice president this year, was unanimously elected at the trustees' organizational meeting Wednesday night....
  • 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 —...
  • Newport Beach hires Citizens United attorney

    A former U.S. solicitor general who has argued dozens of prominent cases before the Supreme Court has agreed to represent Newport Beach in its bid for judicial intervention in the city's years-long legal battle with sober-living homes. The city this...