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  • Venezia: From toilet politics to the rarity: kindness and respect

    Election time has been called the "silly season," and it certainly is in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Take the ceramic toilets that recently popped up in front of Red-E-Rentals on Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa. Some of their lids bear Mayor Jim...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: Council districts won't improve representation

    The state Supreme Court recently denied review of a ruling that requires charter cities to switch to district elections based on majority-minority representation. Advocates say that holding district elections is a solution to incorporating more voters...
  • 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,...
  • 'Top-two' primary breeds conflict over candidate endorsements

    Another turn in the increasingly testy race to represent the state's 74th Assembly District is forcing local politicians to grapple with a bigger question: What makes an endorsement? As Orange County Republicans find themselves squaring off against...
  • Commentary: Protect the beach bonfire fellowship

    Our Southern California beach bonfire rings continue to be endangered by the board of directors of the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Judging by statements made by South Coast AQMD Chairman William Burke, recent changes to Rule 444 were...
  • Venezia: Stirring up a CM4RG hornet's nest

    Geez, write one simple column about dissension in the ranks of the political group Costa Mesans for Responsible Government (CM4RG) and people go nuts. Like peeling back the curtain in "The Wizard of Oz," revealing the all-powerful wizard was nothing...
  • Political Landscape: Kashkari expected at GOP's Newport HQ

    The Republican Party will mark the opening of its election headquarters next week with a reception featuring Neel Kashkari, the party's gubernatorial nominee, Newport Harbor Republican Women announced in a news release. The grand opening event will be...
  • Councilwoman Genis clarifies comment about ex-candidate Weitzberg

    Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Sandy Genis offered additional clarification this week regarding remarks she made to a community group about a former council candidate's electability. The comment, that former candidate Harold Weitzberg's last name did...
  • Costa Mesa declines to film and air Eastside political forum

    Citing concerns about political neutrality, Costa Mesa's public-access television channel will not tape and air an upcoming City Council candidates forum being hosted by a community organization, city officials said Thursday. The Eastside Costa Mesa...
  • Venezia: CM4RG rep says Weitzberg was squeezed out of race

    With the next Feet to the Fire Forum just around the corner for Costa Mesa council candidates, political rumblings are starting to surface. One place I hadn't expected to see crackling controversy is within Costa Mesans for Responsible Government, also...
  • New candidate calls herself fiscally conservative

    New candidate calls herself fiscally conservative
    Befitting her hopes for a fiscally conservative city government, Rita Simpson doesn't plan to spend a lot money in this election. Simpson, a longtime Costa Mesa resident, isn't accepting campaign contributions in her bid for City Council. She isn't...