| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Political season is in full swing, as are the endorsements.
Businesswoman Diane Dixon, a candidate for the Newport Beach's 1st City Council District, has secured the backing of Newport Beach Councilman Tony Petros and city Planning Commissioner Fred...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:42 PM
A retired USC professor and management consultant plans to challenge U.S. Rep Dana Rohrabacher's seat in Congress.
Suzanne Joyce Savary, 67, a Newport Beach resident of 15 years, said Tuesday that she plans to run in the June primary race for the 48th...