| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:36 PM
A new Farmers & Merchants Bank opened with a Roaring '20s-themed party Jan. 30 in Corona del Mar.
The event featured vintage cars, a red carpet lined with "clamoring paparazzi," newsies, jazz singers and appetizers, according to a news release.
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Orange County Board of Supervisors hopeful Michelle Steel announced Friday that she has received endorsements from three current members.
Board Chairman Shawn Nelson, District 1 Supervisor Janet Nguyen and Vice Chairwoman Pat Bates — a majority of...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 2:57 PM
The way Juana Trejo remembers it, the heavy double doors of Costa Mesa's City Council chambers hit her on the way in.
She stood in the doorway. A sea of unfamiliar faces turned to look at her. Some were laughing.
It was her first time at City Hall,...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Michelle Steel raised her right hand Monday afternoon and over Top 40 radio music vowed to uphold the laws of the United States.
She also pledged that the information in the stack of documents she had just pushed over the counter of the Orange County...
| Jan 11, 2014
Orange County supervisor candidate Michelle Steel announced Friday that District 5 Supervisor Pat Bates has endorsed her.
Steel, who is running for Supervisor John Moorlach's seat in District 2, now has majority support from current supervisors,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:44 PM
After months of consideration, state Assemblyman Allan Mansoor made it official this week: He's running for the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
The longtime Costa Mesa resident and former mayor has been mulling the decision since at least May. If...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...