| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:58 PM
This post has been corrected, as noted below.
Costa Mesa City Council candidate Katrina Foley recently announced a slate of endorsements from public officials past and present.
The former councilwoman, and current school board trustee, earned backing...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 2:32 PM
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) has endorsed Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer's bid for reelection to the City Council.
"Jim Righeimer has demonstrated that he has the courage needed to stand up to powerful special interests and ask difficult...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:53 PM
My last several columns have focused on the Newport Beach City Council race and the new crop of candidates there.
This week I turn my attention to Costa Mesa, since candidates in that race will find themselves in hot seats at the Feet to the Fire...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece announced this week that she is running for a seat on the Orange County Water District Board of Directors.
The termed-out councilwoman is running for the 7th District seat, now held by board President Shawn Dewane,...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Recently yard signs have appeared throughout the city pairing my name with the name of another candidate. These signs make it seem as though we are running as a team. They are inaccurate and misleading.
Placement of these signs was neither authorized nor...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Election time has been called the "silly season," and it certainly is in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa.
Take the ceramic toilets that recently popped up in front of Red-E-Rentals on Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa. Some of their lids bear Mayor Jim...
| 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...
| Jun 14, 2013
Proponents and opponents of the much debated beach fire rings aired their feelings about the matter before six South Coast Air Quality Management District staff members Thursday night.
The debate wasn't unlike the back and forth that has been going on...
| May 14, 2013
| 8:57 AM
I am a resident of a neighborhood adjacent to Arch Beach Heights. I attended the informational meeting regarding the proposed skate park at Moulton Meadows Park.
While valid points were made by opponents of the skate park concept, some residents who...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:36 AM
The Saddle Ranch Chop House and El Corazón de Costa Mesa, two new restaurants at The Triangle, held small ribbon-cutting ceremonies earlier this week.
Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce employees, city officials and others posed for the grand-opening photos...
| May 18, 2013
| 7:14 PM
Consider Sunday the last opportunity for awhile to watch a Turkish folk dance, try a manti (Turkish dumpling) or take a picture with a soldier guarding a replica of the Trojan Horse.
Turkey came to the Orange County Fairgrounds this weekend for the...