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  • 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...
  • Sen. Pavley leads in fundraising against GOP contender Todd Zink

     
    Sen. Pavley, a Democrat, leads in fundraising over Republican Zink in the election for the 27th Senate District contest....
  • Audit reveals more loose accounting, this time in oil spill fund

     
    A state audit released on Tuesday provides new evidence on how loose accounting can lead to inaccurate reports, false alarms and even misguided policies. The review examined the Oil Spill Prevention and Administration Fund, which collects fees on oil...
  • In last-minute scramble, lawmakers approve timber tax

     
    A tax on timber came back from the dead early Saturday morning, with lawmakers giving their final stamp of approval to the proposal in the final minutes of a legislative session that stretched past midnight....
  • California Legislature sends governor package to cut costs of public pensions

     
    The state Senate late Friday gave final legislative approval to a package of cost-cutting measures for the public pension system in California....
  • Riding the elephant, sometimes

    Riding the elephant, sometimes
    He is the only incumbent running in a crowded field of 12 candidates on the Huntington Beach City Council ticket, and while he likes to please the Orange County GOP, Councilman Devin Dwyer says he votes for city first and party second. "I like to...
  • Dwyer is first incumbent to lose since 1996

    Dwyer is first incumbent to lose since 1996
    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...
  • Daughter of slain taxi driver pushes for more safety

    Daughter of slain taxi driver pushes for more safety
    SAN DIEGO – A slain cab driver’s daughter is pushing for legislation to install security cameras in taxi cabs. Savitar Sahou's father Mir Sadat Sahou was shot and killed by Ismael Raul Lopez during a robbery on La Jolla Scenic Drive on...
  • Activists gather to push for plastic bag ban

    Activists gather to push for plastic bag ban
    The massive inflatable turtle shifted in the breeze that whipped across the Huntington Beach Pier on Monday afternoon, looking large and restless enough to crawl across the walkway for a hearty meal at Ruby's Diner. The environmental activists who set up...
  • California Senate Republican leader Bob Dutton to step down

     
    Bob Dutton: Senate Minority leader Bob Dutton of Rancho Cucamonga announced Friday that he will step down after the Republican caucus chooses a new leader in January....
  • Initiative would make Legislature part time, slash its pay

     
    A proposal by Assemblywoman Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) probably won't make her many friends among her colleagues. She wants to reduce the Legislature to part-time status and cut its pay from $95,000 annually to $1,500 a month. Grove is one of......
  • Democrats need to get serious about pension reform [Blowback]

     
    The majority party needs to take up public employee pension reform in a meaningful and responsible way by giving proposals by the governor and legislative Republicans a fair hearing....