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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: Politics, Allan R. Mansoor, Charity, Republican Party, Elections
Newport Beach-centric issues are in my wheelhouse. The $150-million symbol of government decadence (new Civic Center), the $2-million Bridge to Nowhere, or the Newport Beach City Council. If you ask me any of those issues, I'll have an opinion. But if...
Following a blitzkrieg assault on the governmental process, on March 6 the four-man super majority of the Costa Mesa City Council voted to place Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer's Charter on the June 5 ballot. This document, barely nine pages long, was...
Tags: Politics, Local Government, Tom Hatch, Republican Party, Voting
Who's a conservative? Let's start with a quote from President Reagan, whom many on the Newport Beach City Council claim they are fans of: "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" -----...
COSTA MESA — Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) on Friday responded to a published report showing that more than half of his campaign donations for a three-month period went to his wife, who works as his campaign manager. "The only people who'...
Well then, last week's column criticizing the Newport Beach council's decision to remove the Corona del Mar fire rings got quite a reception. I think the only thing I wasn't attacked for was the Reagan quote. Even my attempt at sarcasm regarding the...
I highly disfavor Michael Miller's recent political hit-column on the character and reputation of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. As a World War II veteran and longtime Orange County resident, I am deeply worried about the left-wing direction of our once-proud...
After the tragic passing of famed Newport Beach and Greenlight Initiative leader Phil Arst in 2008, I had a chance to sit down with now-Mayor Nancy Gardner over a cup of coffee to lament his passing and the seeming end of an era. The initiative was a...
Tags: Politics, Activism, Republican Party
Re. "City to study park plan," April 7: Your story on privatization of TeWinkle Park left out an important fact: The land is deed-restricted, and the proposed privatization would likely result in forfeiture of the entire park, including any improvements,...
Your April 6 story, "Owners speak out against harbor rent increase," did not really reflect the seething anger in the Newport Beach City Council Chambers over an unbridled attempt to increase the city's revenue. The reason: The attendees were too...
Democrats running for office in November's election presented their platforms on health care, financial and education reform to a group of more than 30 people at the Unitarian Fellowship church in Laguna Beach on Wednesday. Each candidate had 20...
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