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Albert Einstein once defined insanity as, "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." That's what it feels like with the Corona del Mar fire ring saga as the California Coastal Commission's Sept. 13, 2012 letter to Newport...
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...
Tags: Elections, Local Elections, Politics, Allan R. Mansoor
Almost 20 years ago, my business mentor taught me that I have to make things happen. If I wait for things to happen, then I'll watch opportunities go right by. He also taught me that he'd rather watch me make mistakes by trying and failing then by fear,...
So we are more than a month from E-Day, one of the more pivotal dates in recent Costa Mesa history. Will status quo rule the day? Or will a new group take over the City Council and make Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer's life miserable until E-Day 2014, when...
So here we are, basking (or wailing) in the aftermath of the 2012 General Election. In my Newport Beach, nothing really happened. Measure EE, a charter-reform initiative, overwhelmingly passed, with one council member later commenting that he couldn't...
Tags: Elections, Voting, Politics, Local Elections, Republican Party
Marshall "Duffy" Duffield has lived in Newport Beach his entire life. He started building boats here in 1970. And he spent 10 years on the Harbor Commission. The Duffy Electric Boat Co. chief recently received his plaque of appreciation regarding his...
Tags: Business, Taj Mahal, Togo, George Hamilton, Republican Party
Goodbye, Mr. Fuentes. I apologize in advance for this, if it does not make sense, as I have not been able to put through one coherent thought. May 18, the day he died, was one of the most difficult of my life. Check that — the last week has...
Local Republicans celebrated the electoral victories of state Assemblyman Allan Mansoor and other area GOP candidates Tuesday night in a packed hotel ballroom across from South Coast Plaza. U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher also nabbed another win. The election...
Let's revisit the last two weeks of August. On Aug. 16, the Orange County Register Watchdog blog ripped law firm Lackie, Dammeier & McGill's playbook for twisting arms during impasse negotiations. The firm suggested on its website that police...
Orange County almost went for President Obama during the 2008 general election, but as Republican Party leaders look to swing independents back their way, they can count on a new bastion in Corona del Mar. The Newport Harbor Republican Women celebrated...
In celebration of Labor Day, I wanted to take a look at Costa Mess' (Mesa's) favorite union operative Chris Lanzillo and the Costa Mesa Police Assn.'s (CMPA) timing in the Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer/DUI debacle. Let's go through the timeline. On Aug....
For as long as people can remember, this is the first time that an open seat for the Newport Beach City Council will go uncontested. The filing deadline passed Aug. 10, and the only person to pull papers in District 2 was newly anointed City Councilman...
Tags: Elections, Politics, Republican Party
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