| 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...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:42 AM
WASHINGTON -- A California congressman who once arm-wrestled Vladimir Putin is taking an unusual stand on the crisis in Ukraine.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican from Orange County, was among a handful of lawmakers who voted against loan guarantees...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:01 AM
As poll workers Tuesday collected the last trickle of votes in a statewide primary expected to draw one of the lowest turnouts in California's history, frontrunners in several area races appeared to be headed for spots on the November general election...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:41 PM
I usually don't venture out on election night, but last Tuesday I did.
Stopping by Skosh Monahan's restaurant in Costa Mesa about 8 p.m., I walked around the back by the kitchen.
There I found a staircase that led me to a large upstairs area serving...
| 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...
| 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 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 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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:04 PM
California and Texas bicker over so many things — who has the better scenery, the better jobs, the better quality of life.
Now, the quarrel between the most and second-most populous states is shifting to a bare-knuckle battle over who can claim...
| Jun 13, 2014
— Eric Cantor, announcing to his House Republican colleagues Wednesday afternoon that he will resign as majority leader, recalled some wisdom given him recently by a Holocaust survivor: "Suffering is a part of life. Misery is a choice."