| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:43 PM
WASHINGTON -- When it comes to the question of whether lawmakers should accept their pay during the federal government shutdown, California’s congressional delegation is, as usual, divided.
Some Democrats and Republicans are forgoing their...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:42 PM
Chants of "USA!" and "Wake up, America!" joined the sound of honking horns Tuesday morning as foes of immigration reform rallied in downtown Huntington Beach.
More than 20 people held signs that read "Support Homeless Vets," "Stop Illegal Immigration"...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:13 PM
WASHINGTON — California House Republicans on Wednesday split over a measure to end the government shutdown and lift the U.S. borrowing authority, highlighting divisions within GOP ranks over the strategy for reining in federal spending.
| Oct 19, 2013
Re. "Commentary: Costa Mesa can easily attract police recruits," (Oct. 12): Less than a month after Costa Mesa Police Chief Tom Gazsi is ordered to meet every Thursday afternoon with Mayor Jim Righeimer to discuss hiring Costa Mesa's much-needed police...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:46 AM
In Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Harper's commentary ("Time to add more freedom to the Fourth," Mailbag, Sept. 12), regarding his desire to have the ban on fireworks lifted in Huntington Beach, the very clear message he is sending is that he values money over the...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:03 AM
Late Tuesday, the chatty Sen. Ted Cruz read Dr. Seuss to his kids at home: “Green Eggs and Ham.”
On Thursday, House Republicans took a page from another Seuss classic: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
Frustrated by the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Re. "Rohrabacher dismisses global warming, warns of China (Aug. 9): U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) has been around way too long. It troubles me that he keeps getting re-elected to my congressional district. He is a Republican representative who...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Hundreds of Iranian Americans are expected to attend a convention in Anaheim on Saturday that will explore the current state of Iranian politics after the election of new president Hassan Rouhani.
Rouhani, 64, a cleric considered a moderate pragmatist,...