| 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...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:04 PM
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...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 5:22 PM
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...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 1:14 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:17 PM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:32 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 2:20 PM
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...