| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Jury selection began Wednesday in the trial of a former Costa Mesa city employee accused of destroying a political campaign sign during a contentious election season.
The Orange County district attorney's office alleges that Steven Charles White, 40,...
| 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...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:47 PM
When Orange County Register columnist Barbara Venezia and I met four years ago at the Balboa Yacht Club, we began an unlikely friendship.
I say unlikely because we worked for competing papers. And she, to put it mildly, was as outgoing as her red hair...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Latinos, who needs them?
If you're the Republican Party in California, you do. But there is a big difference among needing, tolerating and identifying with.
At the moment, California is a one-party state, big "D" Democrat. The Republican Party is the...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:23 PM
April is around the corner, and so is Feet to the Fire Forum season.
This year, members of the Feet to the Fire team — Daily Pilot Editor John Canalis, Voice of OC Editor Norberto Santana Jr. and Orange County Register columnist Jack Wu —...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 5:43 PM
The following is a roundup of news regarding the races for seats on the Orange County Board of Education and the Board of Supervisors, as well as for the 74th Assembly District.
Orange County Board of Education
The Republican Party of Orange...