| May 12, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Coast Community College District Trustee Jim Moreno was re-elected this week to a policymaking board that represents all 72 California community college districts.
He secured the second-highest number of votes in this year's race.
Moreno will serve...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:37 PM
With the steady hum of morning traffic behind them, public officials from cities along Orange County's 405 Freeway corridor gathered in Costa Mesa on Thursday to decry a state proposal to add toll lanes to the busy thoroughfare.
Led by Assemblyman Allan...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:01 AM
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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:52 PM
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.
"From [primary] election night on, I...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry confirmed Wednesday that he plans to run for state Assembly in 2014.
"It was a spontaneous decision," he said. "My wife and I were having dinner [last weekend] and she said, 'You ought to do it. The timing is good.'"...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 6:09 PM
Hit-and-run drivers convicted of vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence could face up to five more years behind bars if a bill proposed by Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) makes it through the Legislature.
Assembly Bill 956, which was...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:31 PM
DIAMOND BAR — An ongoing fight over beach bonfires pitted the interests of two neighboring cities against each other Thursday morning, as Huntington Beach residents asked South Coast Air Quality Management District staff members to put the kibosh on...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Constituents and political allies packed Assemblyman Allan Mansoor's Costa Mesa office with questions and donations as part of an open house Wednesday night.
The event invited new and old constituents to meet Mansoor and leave donations for Orange...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 6:33 PM
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.
Moreno, whose second term ends in December 2014, is...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 8:31 PM
The state legislators representing Orange County unanimously asked a state water agency to approve Poseidon Water's permit to build a desalination facility in Huntington Beach, according to a statement by Poseidon Water.
The Thursday letter to Coastal...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Two members of the state Assembly have introduced a bill that would protect California's beach fire rings by overruling a recent decision that places restrictions on them.
The bill by Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) and Assemblywoman...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 9:51 PM
California Coastal Commissioner William Burke — who vocally supported dousing beach bonfires in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach — has resigned amid pressure from two state legislators.
Burke is chairman of the South Coast Air Quality...