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  • Mailbag: Pay attention to the water district races

    Please don't ignore the water district races this election cycle: Mesa Water District, Municipal Water District of Orange County and the Orange County Water District. Even though water has been a hot topic all year, it's not likely that you know the candidates and incumbents running for these boards. A little googling of names can turn up information that may inform your decisions.
  • First-time candidate endorsed for council

    First-time candidate endorsed for council
    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...

    Community Commentary: Taxpayers should demand pension reform

    California's unfunded pension obligations — the elephant in the room — are estimated to run as high as $425 billion. While the Democrats ignore the issue, the pension obligations threaten to obliterate the state budget for years to come and...

    Community Commentary: Governor's plan raises questions

    A budget proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to shift some state functions to local governments has been receiving a lot of attention. The governor's complex realignment efforts have received cautious support from some quarters but, as a former Huntington...

    Assemblyman announces bid for State Senate

    Assemblyman Jim Silva, whose district covers Huntington Beach, has announced that he will run for State Senate in 2012. Silva, who was first elected to the 67th District in 2006, hopes to fill the seat held by Tom Harman, who will be termed out next...