| 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).
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Integrity is essential to public service and is something achieved over a long period of time, a Costa Mesa City Council candidate stressed during a conservative candidates forum Thursday evening.
"I believe that the old man who's running for City...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:54 PM
WASHINGTON -- Once again, there was Rep. Dana Rohrabacher breaking from most of his congressional colleagues, including fellow Orange County conservatives, to oppose an aid package for Ukraine and sanctions against Russia.
"We should not permit...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 9:57 PM
WASHINGTON — Hoping to get pot legalized in Nevada, an investment firm specializing in the fast-growing marijuana industry invited the ballot initiative's backers to pitch 150 financiers at a Las Vegas symposium.
Within 10 minutes, they raised...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Former state Sen. Tom Harman has endorsed Costa Mesa City Council candidate Tony Capitelli, according to a recent news release.
In it, Harman, a Republican whose 35th District included Costa Mesa, called Capitelli a "principled young leader who has...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Former Mayor Mary Hornbuckle announced this week that she is backing school board Trustee Katrina Foley's run for City Council.
"Katrina Foley is the kind of council member Costa Mesa needs: someone who is invested in the community, who genuinely...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:58 AM
Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper and Councilman Joe Carchio recently filed their campaign paperwork with the Orange County registrar of voters to run in the June 3 primary for higher office.
Harper is vying for a place in the Assembly, while...