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  • Commentary: Expect unions to play a big role in the election

    As of Dec. 31, the Newport Beach Firefighters Assn. Political Action Committee had $76,115.67 on hand. By the end of summer, it should have more than $90,000 at its disposal. The Newport Beach Police Employees Assn. Political Action Committee had $89,...
  • Political Landscape: Primary results certified, now it's on to November

    The Orange County Registrar of Voters officially certified the primary election results Tuesday. About 24% of the county's electorate voted in the June 3 election — a 6% decline from the 30.1% turnout during the 2010 primary. This year,...
  • Ordinance aimed at limiting campaign conduct in county offices

    The proposed ordinance is one sentence long. "No person may solicit for the nomination paper for any local, state or federal office the signature of any county employee at his or her workplace," it reads. But Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer, who...
  • Curry, Harper likely headed to run-off

    Curry, Harper likely headed to run-off
    As poll workers Tuesday collected the last trickle of votes in a statewide primary expected to draw one of the lowest turnouts in California's history, frontrunners in several area races appeared to be headed for spots on the November general election...
  • Venezia: Roaming Newport-Mesa on election night

    Venezia: Roaming Newport-Mesa on election night
    I usually don't venture out on election night, but last Tuesday I did. Stopping by Skosh Monahan's restaurant in Costa Mesa about 8 p.m., I walked around the back by the kitchen. There I found a staircase that led me to a large upstairs area serving...
  • Political Landscape: Curry wins backing of Rohrabacher

    As the June 3 primary nears, candidates for the 74th Assembly District continue to battle for votes. U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) endorsed Newport Beach City Councilman Keith Curry for the seat, which represents Newport, Costa Mesa,...
  • Mansoor, Steel trade conservative credentials

    Mansoor, Steel trade conservative credentials
    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...
  • Democrat enters Assembly race

    Democrat enters Assembly race
    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...
  • Letters From the Editor: 2014's Feet to the Fire Forum series should sizzle

    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...
  • Commentary: How the GOP can win over Latinos

    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...
  • Venezia: There's truth in these rumors

    People love to gossip. After all, a little "dish" now and then keeps things interesting. And when it comes to Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, there's no shortage of political speculation making the rounds. I thought I'd have some fun and explore two...
  • Commentary: Political caricatures speak to the need for adults in charge

    I know I must be running against young people, because they seem to love cartoons. Perhaps you saw me riding the high-speed train. The same train I strongly opposed in a March Daily Pilot opinion piece, where I laid out the problems with the current...