| Dec 9, 2013
| 12:24 PM
Orange County transportation leaders voted Monday to expand a clogged stretch of the 405 Freeway without adding toll lanes, which were strongly opposed by cities along the project route.
Ending months of rancorous debate, Orange County Transportation...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 11:18 AM
Orange County transportation officials were set to vote Monday on how to proceed with a project to widen a stretch of the 405 freeway.
The project has generated controversy because of a proposal to add toll lanes to the highway, but the pay-to-drive...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry confirmed Wednesday that he plans to run for state Assembly in 2014.
"It was a spontaneous decision," he said. "My wife and I were having dinner [last weekend] and she said, 'You ought to do it. The timing is good.'"...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Supervisor John Moorlach, who gained political recognition in 1994 when he raised concerns about the vulnerability of Orange County's investment pool during his campaign for county treasurer, announced Wednesday that he plans to run for Congress.
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Andy Scott had the honor of playing "Amazing Grace" in front of more than 100 people in Pier Plaza on Monday morning.
But the Huntington Beach resident, donned in a traditional Scottish piper's uniform, ran into some technical difficulties during the...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:35 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Thousands of mentally ill Californians are not being reported to the state Department of Justice so that they can be considered for a list of those prohibited from possessing firearms, a state audit said Tuesday.
More than 20,000 people...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:59 PM
Allan Mansoor, the California assemblyman (R-Costa Mesa) and former Costa Mesa councilman, isn't all about politics when it comes to the Halecrest Chili Cook-Off in Costa Mesa. He blends in with everyone.
He just enjoys being part of the community and...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:14 PM
| Jul 30, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Coast Community College District Trustee Jim Moreno is trying to return to county government, a comfortable place after spending decades in neighboring Los Angeles County's inner workings, he said.
Moreno, whose second term ends in December 2014, is...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Orange County's representative on the state Board of Equalization officially began her campaign this week for a seat on the county's Board of Supervisors.
Michelle Steel, a Surfside resident, is running for the District 2 seat during the June 2014...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:58 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A measure to make housekeepers, private healthcare aides and other domestic workers eligible for overtime pay cleared the Legislature on Thursday.
The measure, known as the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, won final approval in the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Two members of the state Assembly have introduced a bill that would protect California's beach fire rings by overruling a recent decision that places restrictions on them.
The bill by Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) and Assemblywoman...