| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:52 PM
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 —...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:11 PM
When Newport Beach City Council candidate Michael Glenn thinks of freedom, that includes the freedom to choose how to donate, be it with dollars, pesos or bitcoin.
Glenn claims to be the first local politician to accept campaign donations in the...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:40 AM
I always ask candidates what made them decide to throw their hat in the ring.
Nine times out of 10 they tell me so many people are urging them to run they can't ignore the pleas.
How many is "many"?
No one's ever given me a number, though I've...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 8:30 PM
A Costa Mesa planning commissioner has sent city officials what he terms a "formal grievance" regarding Police Chief Tom Gazsi's decision to endorse Newport Beach City Councilman Keith Curry's bid for state Assembly.
"I don't believe a Costa Mesa police...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:10 PM
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...
| May 2, 2014
| 5:48 PM
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...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Working well in Sacramento and sending money back to Orange County were among the ideas marking the 2014 election season's first Feet to the Fire forum Thursday night.
The roughly hourlong debate in the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center featured...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:42 PM
A retired USC professor and management consultant plans to challenge U.S. Rep Dana Rohrabacher's seat in Congress.
Suzanne Joyce Savary, 67, a Newport Beach resident of 15 years, said Tuesday that she plans to run in the June primary race for the 48th...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Integrity is essential to public service and is something achieved over a long period of time, a Costa Mesa City Council candidate stressed during a conservative candidates forum Thursday evening.
"I believe that the old man who's running for City...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 7:06 PM
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...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Two candidates for county supervisor met in Costa Mesa on Thursday evening to debate issues ranging from taxation to immigration law.
State Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) and state Board of Equalization Vice Chairwoman Michelle Steel spoke...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:54 PM
A fifth candidate — the only Democrat — has entered the race for Assembly District 74.
Anila Ali, a native of Pakistan who moved to Irvine in 1996, said she hopes to draw on her background as an immigrant and her roles as a mother and...