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It is nearly midnight on the Fourth of July in West Costa Mesa and the illegal fireworks have been exploding since midmorning. The huge booms and rattles of firecrackers are punctuated by errant bottle rockets that land around my neighborhood. The...
I've been hearing rumblings about this for years, and in the midst of the 2012 tax season, I started getting the telephone calls asking me to write about it. But because of timing of it, and the amount of research I needed to do on it, it kind of fell...
Steven Dicterow on Sunday kicked off his fourth official run for City Council. [Seven-degrees] owner Mark Orgill hosted the kick-off event, which drew an enthusiastic crowd of an estimated 250 supporters, including Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington...
Tags: Politics, Arts and Culture, Abraham Lincoln, Arts, Elections
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) will be back in town. The longtime congressman, who attended Steven Dicterow's kickoff for reelection in April, will be the guest speaker at the Laguna Beach Taxpayers Assn.'s annual dinner May 18. Rohrabacher will...
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For Jack Wu's next column, he might address the entire concept of "monopoly government services," i.e., why do I have to use the government's garbageman? Why can't I hire my own? I hire my own gardener. My own mechanic. My own home remodeler. My own...
I looked at this once in 2007, and again in 2010, so in celebration of May Day and International Workers' Day 2012, I am going to celebrate the People's Republic of Newport Beach city employees and the so-called republican (small r) City Council. So, let...
Friday Crisis Communication Workshop The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce presents its Business Breakfast Series #2, a "Crisis Communication Workshop," from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Aliso Creek Inn, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. The workshop will talk about how to...
Tags: Entertainment, Mother's Day, Recipes, Arts and Culture, Movies
FRIDAY Women's Business Symposium The sixth annual Comerica Bank Women's Business Symposium is from 7:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The cost to register is $150. Proceeds will...
When I was a kid, one of my favorite comic books was "What If … "What If Phoenix Had Not Died?"?" If you remember the movie "X-Men: The Last Stand" (2006), you might recall that Jean Grey/Phoenix (Famke Janssen) dies in the end. The comic book...
Palo Alto physicist Charles Munger Jr. has jumped into the 74th District Assembly race. Not as a candidate. (The field still includes Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa), Newport Beach City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle and Newport real estate investor...
Tags: Allan R. Mansoor, Republican Party, Politics, Charity, Elections
Tom Fuentes, whose forceful leadership of the Orange County Republican Party confirmed it as an epicenter of GOP fundraising and political clout, has died. He was 63. Fuentes died late Friday at his home in Lake Forest, family spokeswoman Kathy...
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...
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