| 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 14, 2014
| 9:40 AM
I always ask candidates what made them decide to throw their hat in the ring.
Nine times out of 10 they tell me so many people are urging them to run they can't ignore the pleas.
How many is "many"?
No one's ever given me a number, though I've...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:02 PM
I was heartened to read Paul Leon's commentary about the Illumination Foundation's work with the homeless; it is a good cause ["Commentary: Article mischaracterized foundation-city relationship," Jan. 17].
However, I think there is one portion of the...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:29 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama urged Congress in his State of the Union speech to “fix our broken immigration system,” saying both political parties stood to gain by helping millions of undocumented immigrants get a legal foothold in America....
| Jan 29, 2014
| 8:22 AM
WASHINGTON – Republican immigration proposals that would leave out a pathway to citizenship for those in the country illegally won’t solve the GOP’s problems with Latino voters, President Obama’s pollster, Joel Benenson, said...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Two candidates for county supervisor met in Costa Mesa on Thursday evening to debate issues ranging from taxation to immigration law.
State Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) and state Board of Equalization Vice Chairwoman Michelle Steel spoke...
| 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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Michelle Steel raised her right hand Monday afternoon and over Top 40 radio music vowed to uphold the laws of the United States.
She also pledged that the information in the stack of documents she had just pushed over the counter of the Orange County...
| 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...