Council candidate Semeta looks to advocate for lower-cost government

Council candidate Semeta looks to advocate for lower-cost government

Throughout her career, lawyer and Huntington Beach Planning Commissioner Lyn Semeta has been guided by what she thinks is a simple principle.

Council candidate Delgleize, in third run, focuses on boosting police, bandwidth

Council candidate Delgleize, in third run, focuses on boosting police, bandwidth

Barbara Delgleize could almost taste victory in the Huntington Beach City Council election two years ago.

'Top-two' primary breeds conflict over candidate endorsements

Another turn in the increasingly testy race to represent the state's 74th Assembly District is forcing local politicians to grapple with a bigger question: What makes an endorsement?

State panel rejects candidate's complaint of campaign violations by 2 incumbents

The state's political watchdog dismissed a complaint by Huntington Beach City Council candidate Brendon Kenney, who accused two incumbents of violating conflict-of-interest and gift-limitation laws.

Tattoo artist Valdez wants to bring fresh perspective to City Council race

Tattoo artist Valdez wants to bring fresh perspective to City Council race

Hector Valdez has been told that he doesn't have a chance at winning a seat on the Huntington Beach City Council. But the first-time candidate welcomes such comments.

Huntington council candidate alleges 2 incumbents caused gift violation

A Huntington Beach City Council candidate has filed a complaint with the state's political watchdog, saying two incumbents' living situation resulted in one receiving illegal gifts from the other.

City attorney candidates air positions at forum

Potential legal challenges and the relationship between local and state governments were among the topics debated at a recent Huntington Beach city attorney candidates forum.

Congressman Rohrabacher stops in for Tea Party

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) used a recent appearance at the monthly gathering of the Newport Mesa Tea Party to implore like-minded members to help "take back the Senate" from Democratic Party control.

O'Connell leads Huntington council hopefuls in campaign funding

William "Billy" O'Connell, executive director of Colette's Children's Home, led all Huntington Beach City Council candidates in amassing campaign funding in the first half of the year, according to finance statements filed with the city clerk's office.

Rarity in Huntington: a hot city attorney race

Jennifer McGrath is no stranger to a challenge.

Huntington council kills ballot measure on mobile-home rent control

The Huntington Beach City Council decided during a special meeting Monday to remove a ballot measure that would have asked residents whether the city should amend its charter to allow rent control in mobile-home parks.

Leece to run for O.C. Water District board

Leece to run for O.C. Water District board

Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece announced this week that she is running for a seat on the Orange County Water District Board of Directors.

Huntington mayor raises more than Assembly opponent, who questions expense report

After a slow start to campaigning, Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper has announced that he raised about $9,000 more than his opponent in the race for a state Assembly seat during the most recent filing period.

Huntington council to consider taking rent-control measure off ballot

Huntington Beach's City Council will hold a special meeting Monday to decide whether to pull a rent-control measure off the November ballot.

Seal Beach sends utility-tax cut to voters

Seal Beach will let voters decide whether the city should reduce its utility users tax while updating the list of services it could tax.

Voters may decide fireworks' legalization

Voters may decide whether to legalize so-called safe and sane fireworks in Huntington Beach.

Curry, Harper likely headed to run-off

Curry, Harper likely headed to run-off

As poll workers Tuesday collected the last trickle of votes in a statewide primary expected to draw one of the lowest turnouts in California's history, frontrunners in several area races appeared to be headed for spots on the November general election ballot — though one contest was a bit tighter than expected.

Lincoln Club rescinds endorsement of Curry

An influential conservative group in Orange County has pulled its endorsement of an Assembly candidate, saying he broke a pledge to reject political donations from public employees unions.

Moreno keeps seat on state trustee board

Moreno keeps seat on state trustee board

Coast Community College District Trustee Jim Moreno was re-elected this week to a policymaking board that represents all 72 California community college districts.

Candidate wants to give Clippers a second chance in O.C.

Candidate wants to give Clippers a second chance in O.C.

The Los Angeles Clippers of Orange County?

Supervisorial candidates spar at Feet to the Fire forum

Supervisorial candidates spar at Feet to the Fire forum

Candidates for the Orange County Board of Supervisors' 2nd District seat sparred over pensions, problem-solving and their community ties Monday night in a debate that took on something of a wonkish tone.

74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum

74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum

Working well in Sacramento and sending money back to Orange County were among the ideas marking the 2014 election season's first Feet to the Fire forum Thursday night.

Civic center lends itself to debate

Civic center lends itself to debate

When the expensive new civic center opened in Newport Beach last year, some claimed it as a symbol of an irresponsible government out of touch with the people it represented.

Local Democrat to challenge Rohrabacher

Local Democrat to challenge Rohrabacher

A retired USC professor and management consultant plans to challenge U.S. Rep Dana Rohrabacher's seat in Congress.

Judge: Steel must change ballot designation

In a win for her opponent, Orange County Board of Supervisors candidate Michelle Steel will have to change her official occupation from "taxpayer advocate/businesswoman" to "Board of Equalization member" on the ballot, a judge has ruled.

Mansoor sues Steel over ballot designation

What do the words "taxpayer advocate" mean to Orange County voters?

Five candidates running for Assembly

The filing deadline has passed for the 74th Assembly District candidates, setting the stage for a run between five contenders in the June 3 primary.

Harper, Carchio file campaign papers

Harper, Carchio file campaign papers

Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper and Councilman Joe Carchio recently filed their campaign paperwork with the Orange County registrar of voters to run in the June 3 primary for higher office.

Moorlach drops out of congressional race

Moorlach drops out of congressional race

Saying he'd like to focus on finishing out his current job, Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach is dropping his congressional campaign, he announced Monday night.

GOP group backs Steel for supervisor

The California Republican Assembly has endorsed Michelle Steel for Orange County supervisor.

Michelle Steel files campaign papers

Michelle Steel raised her right hand Monday afternoon and over Top 40 radio music vowed to uphold the laws of the United States.

Steel picks up support of supervisors

Orange County Board of Supervisors hopeful Michelle Steel announced Friday that she has received endorsements from three current members.

Democrat enters Assembly race

Democrat enters Assembly race

A fifth candidate — the only Democrat — has entered the race for Assembly District 74.

Costa Mesa leaders back Curry

Costa Mesa leaders back Curry

Several Costa Mesa leaders have endorsed Newport Beach Councilman Keith Curry for Assembly.

Mansoor, Steel trade conservative credentials

Mansoor, Steel trade conservative credentials

Two candidates for county supervisor met in Costa Mesa on Thursday evening to debate issues ranging from taxation to immigration law.

Former PIMCO executive running for governor

Former PIMCO executive running for governor

Neel Kashkari recently hit a campaign milestone: raising $1 million in his bid for governor.

Curry's war chest reaches $160,000

Newport Beach City Councilman Keith Curry raised $127,690 last year for his upcoming campaign for the 74th Assembly District seat, according to campaign finance reports.

Mansoor gets mayors' endorsements

State Assemblyman Allan Mansoor announced Friday that he's picked up two endorsements in his run for Orange County supervisor, from Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer and Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper.

Former governor endorses Curry for Assembly

Former California Gov. George Deukmejian has endorsed Newport Beach City Councilman Keith Curry for Assembly.

Leece mulling a run for 48th Congressional District

Leece mulling a run for 48th Congressional District

Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Wendy Leece confirmed Saturday that she is weighing a run for Congress.

Business group endorses Curry for Assembly

The Orange County Business Council has endorsed Newport Beach City Councilman Keith Curry for the 74th Assembly District seat, campaign officials announced Monday.

Assembly candidates introduce themselves

Before a backdrop festooned with American flags and paintings of charging elephants, the four candidates vying for what will be an open 74th Assembly District seat traded conservative credentials at a Newport Mesa Tea Party Patriots event Thursday night.

H.B., Newport mayors to face off in Assembly race

Setting up a showdown with an official from neighboring Newport Beach, Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper announced Friday that he plans to run for state Assembly.

Mansoor declares his run for supervisor

After months of consideration, state Assemblyman Allan Mansoor made it official this week: He's running for the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

Moreno throws hat into ring

Moreno throws hat into ring

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.

Michelle Steel launches bid for supervisor

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.

H.B. leaders consider political moves

Two Huntington Beach councilmen are looking to take on bigger roles in Orange County.

 Mansoor mulls run for supervisor's seat

Mansoor mulls run for supervisor's seat

Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) said Friday that he is considering running for the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

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