| May 3, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) said Friday that he is considering running for the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
If elected in June 2014, the former Costa Mesa mayor and longtime city resident would succeed Supervisor John Moorlach in...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 9:51 PM
California Coastal Commissioner William Burke — who vocally supported dousing beach bonfires in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach — has resigned amid pressure from two state legislators.
Burke is chairman of the South Coast Air Quality...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 7:08 PM
Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) has shelved a bill inspired by the death of a Newport Beach doctor that would have upped the penalty in fatal hit-and-run cases.
Assembly Bill 956 would have mandated an extra five years behind bars for hit-and-...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 2:10 PM
The bonfire fight has never been hotter (or weirder) then it is right now.
On April 12, I went to visit Assemblyman Allan Mansoor in his Costa Mesa office. I have been in touch with a number of local elected officials about the looming draconian ban...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Residents fighting a proposed ban on beach bonfires could find the Orange County Board of Supervisors in their corner.
A staff report for Tuesday's meeting recommends that the supervisors vote to formally oppose the ban, which, if approved, could snuff...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 3:29 PM
The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday formally opposed a call by air-quality regulators to snuff out beach bonfires in much of Southern California.
Supervisors urged the South Coast Air Quality Managment District to drop a proposed ban on...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Re. "Newport hotel wins vast support," (April 24):
A front-page article in the Daily Pilot shows a headline that claims Newport residents overwhelmingly support a hotel on the site of the old City Hall. This is very misleading, given that there were...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle on Tuesday blasted the recent sentencing of a driver who killed a popular doctor in a September hit-and-run accident.
Michael Jason Lopez, 40, of Anaheim was sentenced this month after pleading guilty to...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 7:17 PM
Third in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles.
"Feels better now that I've been elected," Costa Mesa City Councilman Steve Mensinger said while sitting in Estancia High School's Football Training...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 4:42 PM
First in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battle.
Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Wendy Leece peers down through a pair of spectacles at a pile of notes spread out on the coffee table.
"Because we have South...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 1:15 PM
If there's been an upset in this year's Huntington Beach City Council race, historically speaking, it's incumbent Devin Dwyer's fifth-place finish.
Dwyer, the city's mayor pro tem for the last year, held 10% of the vote as of Wednesday morning, placing...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:05 PM
The Costa Mesa Taxpayers Assn. on Wednesday announced its endorsement of the "3Ms" slate of City Council candidates and Measure V, the proposed city charter.
The fiscally conservative, grass-roots organization endorsed Councilmen Steve Mensinger and Gary...