| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Fourteen bipartisan members of the House of Representatives urged lawmakers Wednesday to block Chinese poultry from school lunches and other national nutrition programs because of the country’s poor food safety record.
In a letter, the 12...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 2:05 PM
WASHINGTON — Ever heard of David Valadao? Exactly.
The soft-spoken freshman congressman may be little known outside his district in California’s Central Valley, even to many of his House Republican colleagues. But he is emerging as a...
| 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.