| 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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:44 PM
After months of consideration, state Assemblyman Allan Mansoor made it official this week: He's running for the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
The longtime Costa Mesa resident and former mayor has been mulling the decision since at least May. If...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Supervisor John Moorlach, who gained political recognition in 1994 when he raised concerns about the vulnerability of Orange County's investment pool during his campaign for county treasurer, announced Wednesday that he plans to run for Congress.
| Dec 10, 2013
| 2:45 PM
ORANGE — The Orange County Transportation Authority on Monday approved new lanes for a portion of the 405 Freeway, a decision that scrapped a hotly contested toll road option that area cities have fought for months.
The estimated $1.25-billion...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Residents fighting a proposed ban on beach bonfires could find the Orange County Board of Supervisors in their corner.
A staff report for Tuesday's meeting recommends that the supervisors vote to formally oppose the ban, which, if approved, could snuff...