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  • Our Laguna: Woman's Club honors Woman of the Year

    Our Laguna: Woman's Club honors Woman of the Year
    Anne Wood's answering machine message ends with "Do something nice for someone." She lives by those words. A day rarely goes by that Wood isn't doing something nice for someone — often more-than-one someone. Wood is the consummate worker bee. Her...
  • Mailbag: Widening 405 would hurt Costa Mesa

    Ever since the San Diego (405) Freeway was finished in the Costa Mesa area, we could not understand why the California Department of Transportation did not complete the expansion from the Euclid Street interchange northward to relieve the bottleneck....
  • 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...
  • Some Gov. Jerry Brown appointees get pension and paycheck

    Some Gov. Jerry Brown appointees get pension and paycheck
    Reporting from Sacramento -- Every month, Ann Ravel gets a paycheck from her salary as chairwoman of California's ethics watchdog agency and a second, bigger check from her public pension as a retiree. The double payments, which total more than $305,...
  • Blank bills key to California budget process approved amid protests [Updated]

     
    In an annual quirk of California government, lawmakers approved 78 budget bills on Thursday -- and they were all blank. The bills function as shells. As negotiations continue and tax revenues are tallied, they will be amended with actual budget......
  • Taxpayers off the hook for feeding state senators during session

     
    Under fire for spending $111,316 in taxpayer funds to feed themselves this year, state senators have acted to end the practice. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said a majority of the five-member Senate Rules Committee voted...
  • 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....
  • GOP lawmakers back Fish and Game commissioner who killed cougar

     
    Eleven Republican state senators came to the defense of embattled Fish and Game Commission President Daniel Richards on Wednesday after Democratic lawmakers called for him to resign for shooting a mountain lion while on a hunting trip in Idaho....
  • Crime victims will get emails tracking offenders' status

     
    A bill introduced by state Sen. Tom Harman (R-Costa Mesa) and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown this week seeks to bring crime-victim notification into the 21st century. Senate Bill 852 takes effect immediately and enables the state Department......