| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:04 PM
California and Texas bicker over so many things — who has the better scenery, the better jobs, the better quality of life.
Now, the quarrel between the most and second-most populous states is shifting to a bare-knuckle battle over who can claim...
| Jun 13, 2014
— Eric Cantor, announcing to his House Republican colleagues Wednesday afternoon that he will resign as majority leader, recalled some wisdom given him recently by a Holocaust survivor: "Suffering is a part of life. Misery is a choice."
| May 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Last week, the White House issued a new and alarming edition of its national report on climate change. How did leading Republicans respond?
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the GOP's leader in the Senate, scoffed at President Obama for "talking about the...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:08 PM
The June primary is about three weeks away, and mailboxes are brimming with candidate mailers.
I'm oddly fascinated with them.
Interestingly, these mailers are double-edged swords.
Bombard voters with too many and you run the risk of turning them...
| May 20, 2014
| 8:47 AM
One in a series of occasional stories noting City Council candidates' endorsements leading up to November's general election.
City Council candidates Michele Hall and Robert Zur Schmiede have received endorsements from current council members, according...
| May 13, 2014
| 9:31 PM
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's continuous rejection of the science of human-caused climate change puts our economy, national security and children at risk. If he does not change his position, it is time for the voters of his district to replace him....
| May 9, 2014
| 9:26 AM
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's continuous propaganda rejecting human-caused climate change puts our economy, national security and children at risk. If he does not change his position, it is time for the voters of his district to replace him.
| May 21, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Re: "How can a new senior center be justified," (May 15):
The justification is that the people voted in favor of the new senior center and its location in Huntington Beach Central Park.
Eight years ago, the Huntington Beach City Council voted to put...
| 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 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 28, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas on Thursday filed the necessary paperwork to seek a fifth term.
The county's top prosecutor also recently raised $418,000 at a gala at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach attended by hundreds who turned out...