| Aug 15, 2014
| 11:46 AM
When Newport Beach City Council candidates gathered for their first debate on Thursday morning at the Central Library, they could all agree on at least one thing: Newport Beach is a great place to live.
But as the forum focused on hot-button issues such...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 6:53 PM
In Costa Mesa, even what should be a kumbaya political moment has a way of becoming contentious.
Last week, the City Council unanimously decided to ask voters what they think about a state plan to put toll lanes on the 405 Freeway.
The question will...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:10 PM
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,...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 2:48 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:43 PM
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...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:27 PM
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.'"...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 9:11 AM
Roy Englebrecht is spoiling for a fight — this time in the political arena.
The longtime fight promoter and Newport Beach resident announced plans to run for the city's District 4 council seat, which will be vacated by Councilwoman Leslie Daigle...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:06 PM
A longtime Costa Mesa resident and relative newcomer to the city's political scene announced Tuesday his candidacy for City Council.
Lee Ramos, 70, has lived in Costa Mesa for 67 years and witnessed the growth of the city, once known for farming and a...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Re. "Rohrabacher dismisses global warming, warns of China (Aug. 9): U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) has been around way too long. It troubles me that he keeps getting re-elected to my congressional district. He is a Republican representative who...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:08 PM
State Sen. Mimi Walters announced Tuesday that she plans to run for the 45th Congressional District seat retiring U.S. Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) will vacate next year.
Walters, a Republican, currently represents the 37th District in the California...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 12:56 AM
The UC Irvine women's soccer team has been picked to share second place in the Big West Conference preseason coaches' poll.
The Anteaters, who played No. 12-ranked Texas A&M to a 0-0 tie in an exhibition game on Wednesday, received 62 points to match...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 5:56 PM
A district representative for U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) has declared his candidacy for the Costa Mesa City Council.
Tony Capitelli, 28, said Monday that he intends to run during the November 2014 general election. He is the first...