| May 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Last week, the White House issued a new and alarming edition of its national report on climate change. How did leading Republicans respond?
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the GOP's leader in the Senate, scoffed at President Obama for "talking about the...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 7:26 PM
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) used a recent appearance at the monthly gathering of the Newport Mesa Tea Party to implore like-minded members to help "take back the Senate" from Democratic Party control.
"The most important thing for people in the...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:49 PM
The next installment of the Feet to the Fire Forum, a series of political candidate debates sponsored by the Daily Pilot and Orange County Register, will take place Sept. 18 in the Robert B. Moore Theatre at Orange Coast College.
This go-around will...
| 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,...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 4:15 PM
The following is from the March 19 City Council meeting. All council members were present.
Mayor Kelly Boyd presented a proclamation declaring April as Donate Life California Month in Laguna Beach to Marisa Garcia, ambassador...