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  • Leece to run for O.C. Water District board

    Leece to run for O.C. Water District board
    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,...
  • Commentary: This is what we meant by 'cronyism' in ballot argument

    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...
  • Democrats, Republicans are 'friends' at the fair

    Democrats, Republicans are 'friends' at the fair
    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...
  • Reader Report: Max von Strobel had the right idea for creating O.C.

    Reader Report: Max von Strobel had the right idea for creating O.C.
    The official date of Orange County's incorporation is Aug. 1, 1889. If you dig deeper, you'll discover it could have happened nearly 20 years earlier. Sometime between 1870 and 1889, one enterprising fellow by the name of Max von Strobel, Anaheim's...
  • Costa Mesa council's attempt to discuss police contract ends quickly

    A closed-session meeting for the Costa Mesa City Council to begin its negotiation process with the city's police union was unexpectedly cut short Friday morning when one council member left after a few minutes on the grounds that the process should...
  • Commentary: Curry has the public, private experience to lead in office

    The new state representatives we elect this November will have the opportunity to represent Orange County for the next 12 years. The legislators we elect will have significant impacts on public policy, the future of our party and the future of our...
  • Kashkari helps open Newport GOP headquarters

    Kashkari helps open Newport GOP headquarters
    Newport Harbor Republican Women celebrated the grand opening of the local Republican campaign headquarters Tuesday with an appearance by the party's gubernatorial nominee, Neel Kashkari. The Newport Beach office will offer candidate information and yard...
  • 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...
  • Mayor Curry to run for Assembly

    Mayor Curry to run for Assembly
    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.'"...
  • Fight Club owner plans to run for Newport council

     Fight Club owner plans to run for Newport council
    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...
  • Ramos says he will run for council

    Ramos says he will run for council
    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...
  • Newport-Mesa to vote again on donation

    The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board will vote Tuesday night for the second time on whether to accept a $96,000 donation. Costa Mesa's City Council approved sending that money to the school district earlier this year as the first installment...