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The thing I cannot believe is how fast this political year went. It seems like just yesterday when Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle was the favorite for our newly redistricted 74th Assembly seat until spoiler Democrat Robert Rush jumped into...
The state attorney general has ruled that the Costa Mesa Sanitary District may sue to remove one of its directors because of a potential incompatibility in his prior service to both the district and the city's Planning Commission. Kamala D. Harris and...
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Four directors of the Costa Mesa Sanitary District unanimously voted Thursday night to pursue litigation against Director Jim Fitzpatrick, contending that his prior simultaneous service on the district and the city's Planning Commission were...
Last week, I wrote about my initial observations in meeting the Costa Mesa City Council candidates: Planning Commissioner Colin McCarthy and appointed incumbent Steve Mensinger. This time, let's take a look at a couple of their competitors: first-time...
First in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battle. Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Wendy Leece peers down through a pair of spectacles at a pile of notes spread out on the coffee table. "Because we have South...
A candidates forum for the 74th Assembly District will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Laguna Beach City Hall, 515 Forest Ave. The candidates for the newly redrawn district attending are Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa), a former...
In the 10 years I have been writing about former Costa Mesa City Councilman Allan Mansoor, most of my commentary has been critical, sometimes sharply so. What I cannot criticize Mansoor for, however, is a lack of response or a lack of accessibility. Each...
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LAGUNA BEACH — Two State Assembly candidates for the 74th District espoused nearly identical fiscal positions at a forum Friday night, but diverged sharply on social issues. Democrat Bob Rush played well with the left-leaning audience at an event...
Local Republicans celebrated the electoral victories of state Assemblyman Allan Mansoor and other area GOP candidates Tuesday night in a packed hotel ballroom across from South Coast Plaza. U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher also nabbed another win. The election...
The print headline for this column last week read, "Mansoor can confront his critics." That was two days before Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) participated in a League of Women Voters of Orange Coast debate ("Mansoor, Rush debate issues,"...
Voting in the Newport-Mesa area Tuesday? Here's some information you might need: Newport Beach residents will vote on Measure EE, which would make 38 amendments to the city's charter, ranging from a ban on class-action lawsuits to correcting typos. They...
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Yes on Measure V Measure V doesn't change current practices. It preserves nearly 60 years of Costa Mesa city laws and policies. State conflict-of-interest and political contribution laws would still apply. Current bidding practices would continue,...
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