| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:49 PM
The next installment of the Feet to the Fire Forum, a series of political candidate debates sponsored by the Daily Pilot and Orange County Register, will take place Sept. 18 in the Robert B. Moore Theatre at Orange Coast College.
This go-around will...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 7:26 PM
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) used a recent appearance at the monthly gathering of the Newport Mesa Tea Party to implore like-minded members to help "take back the Senate" from Democratic Party control.
"The most important thing for people in the...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 2:32 PM
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) has endorsed Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer's bid for reelection to the City Council.
"Jim Righeimer has demonstrated that he has the courage needed to stand up to powerful special interests and ask difficult...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:58 PM
This post has been corrected, as noted below.
Costa Mesa City Council candidate Katrina Foley recently announced a slate of endorsements from public officials past and present.
The former councilwoman, and current school board trustee, earned backing...
| 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 7, 2014
| 5:53 PM
My last several columns have focused on the Newport Beach City Council race and the new crop of candidates there.
This week I turn my attention to Costa Mesa, since candidates in that race will find themselves in hot seats at the Feet to the Fire...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:05 AM
After years of voting down almost every proposal championed by pot legalization advocates, the House made a surprising move this week, approving a measure that would prohibit the Drug Enforcement Administration from busting state-licensed medical...
| May 30, 2014
| 8:07 AM
In the wee hours of the morning Friday, the U.S. House voted to stop the Drug Enforcement Administration from interfering with state medical marijuana laws.
South Florida’s members of Congress split on the amendment, which prohibits the Department...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:20 AM
A pro-marijuana group is going after U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.
It’s labeling her as “out of touch” because she was one of only 18 Democrats in the House who voted...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:01 AM
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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:41 PM
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...