| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:33 PM
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is trying to bar Chinese poultry from federal school lunch and other nutrition programs because of China's poor record on food safety.
On Wednesday, 12 Democratic representatives and two Republicans called for...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Note to parents who have children riding bikes and skateboards to school:
While driving last week in Newport Heights, a number of commuters and I were taking our respective turns at a four-way stop sign. As the other cars stopped to allow me to take...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Wendy Leece confirmed Saturday that she is weighing a run for Congress.
Leece, a Republican, is exploring a race for the 48th Congressional District seat held by longtime U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa).
| Dec 24, 2013
| 7:03 PM
WASHINGTON — California's congressional delegation has entered the fierce jockeying among states to land a Boeing Co. manufacturing plant. But even with the promise of jobs, it can be tough to unify the fractured group of lawmakers.
| Dec 26, 2013
| 8:18 AM
1.) Tom Gazsi: Costa Mesa's police chief celebrated the 60th anniversary of his department — one he leads with a steady, capable hand, despite the tension between his officers and a majority of the City Council members.
2.) Keith Curry: The...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Inadvertently, writer Linda Newton ("Stop fighting the plastic bag ban," Huntington Beach Independent, Jan. 9) makes one of the bag-ban opponents' many valid points.
Yes, the bags "were never really free" but rather part of the costs "passed on to the...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:30 PM
In Matthew Harper's nearly three years on the Huntington Beach City Council, he has built a reputation as conservative, pro-business and unfraid to put in his 2 cents.
He always comes to the meetings prepared, whether he intends to speak for or...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:23 PM
WASHINGTON — Reps. Dana Rohrabacher, an Orange County conservative, and Maxine Waters, a Los Angeles liberal, on the same side of an issue?
The Ripley's Believe It or Not moment came Thursday in a House vote to pass a budget deal designed to...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:44 PM
After months of consideration, state Assemblyman Allan Mansoor made it official this week: He's running for the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
The longtime Costa Mesa resident and former mayor has been mulling the decision since at least May. If...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:43 PM
WASHINGTON -- When it comes to the question of whether lawmakers should accept their pay during the federal government shutdown, California’s congressional delegation is, as usual, divided.
Some Democrats and Republicans are forgoing their...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:42 PM
Chants of "USA!" and "Wake up, America!" joined the sound of honking horns Tuesday morning as foes of immigration reform rallied in downtown Huntington Beach.
More than 20 people held signs that read "Support Homeless Vets," "Stop Illegal Immigration"...