| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:02 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:36 PM
A new Farmers & Merchants Bank opened with a Roaring '20s-themed party Jan. 30 in Corona del Mar.
The event featured vintage cars, a red carpet lined with "clamoring paparazzi," newsies, jazz singers and appetizers, according to a news release.
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Several Costa Mesa leaders have endorsed Newport Beach Councilman Keith Curry for Assembly.
Curry is running to replace 74th District Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) as he vies for an Orange County supervisorial seat.
Announced Tuesday were the...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:47 PM
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...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Orange County Board of Supervisors hopeful Michelle Steel announced Friday that she has received endorsements from three current members.
Board Chairman Shawn Nelson, District 1 Supervisor Janet Nguyen and Vice Chairwoman Pat Bates — a majority of...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 2:57 PM
The way Juana Trejo remembers it, the heavy double doors of Costa Mesa's City Council chambers hit her on the way in.
She stood in the doorway. A sea of unfamiliar faces turned to look at her. Some were laughing.
It was her first time at City Hall,...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 11:22 AM
I recently read that our assemblyman, Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa), voted against Assembly Bill 1323, which would have ordered a temporary halt to fracking in California.
I was disappointed that he chose to help kill this modest attempt to allow further...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:43 AM
Re. "Parking lot decision for Fairview Park postponed" (July 25): These new plans are horrible. I am a Costa Mesan and live two to three blocks away from Fairview Park.
The park should be looked at as a nature park or nature preserve. There is an animal...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:33 PM
This post has been updated, as noted below.
Huntington Beach Councilman Joe Carchio confirmed Wednesday that he will run for a seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors next year.
The one-time mayor of Huntington Beach is vying for outgoing...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Coast Community College District Trustee Jim Moreno is trying to return to county government, a comfortable place after spending decades in neighboring Los Angeles County's inner workings, he said.
Moreno, whose second term ends in December 2014, is...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Orange County's representative on the state Board of Equalization officially began her campaign this week for a seat on the county's Board of Supervisors.
Michelle Steel, a Surfside resident, is running for the District 2 seat during the June 2014...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Two members of the state Assembly have introduced a bill that would protect California's beach fire rings by overruling a recent decision that places restrictions on them.
The bill by Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) and Assemblywoman...