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September 28, 1999
I certainly would much prefer to have Dana Rohrabacher over B-1 Bob that's for sure -- as our representative. GERRY MACKEY Newport Beach Someone with a superior intellect does not make a statement like, "they all know I've got 30 IQ points on Dana Rohrabacher." Bob Dornan talks nonstop as if he is bestowing great wisdom on the rest of us. But listen carefully if you can force yourself to do so, and you'll learn that his thoughts are disconnected by his constant need to boast and threaten.
NEWS
December 9, 2003
I have some serious questions about the current qualifications of Bob Dornan. Briefly, how much time has he spent in our district getting to know us since 1996? Is he even familiar with our local and regional issues, and if so, what are his positions on them? Why does he insist on representing Orange County? The man lives in Virginia; why doesn't he run there? While I am not a fan of Dana Rohrabacher due to (in my opinion, please) the questionable and unethical character of some of his associates, at least he knows his district, its issues and its constituency; and he has fairly represented us. Even so, what lousy choices.
NEWS
February 6, 2004
LOLITA HARPER I found Dornan -- just the wrong one. I still have not heard from Bob, but his son Mark offered me two hours of interesting conversation this week. Mark Dornan, who is taking a six-week leave from his job as a special education teacher, called me back Tuesday to answer my previous question: What about Bob? The junior Dornan is entrenched in his father's campaign and was quick to admit that B-1 Bob has yet to unleash his arsenal against congressional incumbent Dana Rohrabacher in a fight for the 46th District.
NEWS
December 28, 2003
"I remembered the angle and the next day, I walked out there for a look, and out of the blue in an open area is this igneous rock. There are very few rocks in that open area and there's this rock that's got a pitted front and a burn mark around it." -- Rick Gorski, an Eastbluff resident, on finding what he believes is an asteroid. "The flight was nice -- not very crowded -- and the fares were cheap," -- Mike Montgomery, of Texas, at John Wayne Airport on Christmas Day. "We're going to move.
NEWS
September 27, 1999
"I heard this scuffling, and I could just picture (the officer) like this. The cop is pleading with him ... and (the suspect) says, 'So what are you going to do to me?"' -- Nicole Williams, a witness to a bank robbery Thursday, describing what she heard when she woke up. "I can't swim fast enough." -- Peter Finch, who helped pull an injured bodysurfer out of the Wedge, on why he didn't become a lifeguard. "But in the final analysis, a bond measure would have to be part of the local funding package if the district wants to make repairs on the scale identified in the master plan."
NEWS
December 9, 2003
Alicia Robinson Local political observers expect to see a bundle of money poured into the March Republican primary race between Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and conservative talk show host Bob Dornan. Dornan, a former congressman with a colorful history, surprised fellow Republicans last week when he filed to run against Huntington Beach's Rohrabacher in what was expected to be an uneventful race. "Money is the key, always," UC Irvine political science professor Mark Petracca said.
NEWS
January 30, 2004
LOLITA HARPER I was sitting in the office this week and I got to thinking: What about Bob? There are fewer than five weeks until the primary election, and I have yet to see any action from Bob Dornan's campaign to unseat Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in the 46th Congressional District. We were all aware that the former congressman -- also known as B-1 Bob -- finally made good on a 13-year threat to run against Rohrabacher when he filed with the Orange County registrar's office as a contender for the 46th District.
NEWS
July 14, 2005
S.J. Cahn "There's been nobody to replace Bob Dornan." Can you guess who said that, way back in September 1999? If you guessed B-1 Bob himself, you're either politically astute or for some reason keeping really old copies of my stories around. Dornan said that to me when he was toying with the idea of running against Dana Rohrabacher -- a threat he made good on years later. Well, not exactly "good." Rohrabacher blew Dornan away in the primary last year.
NEWS
November 9, 1999
With the announced retirement of South County's Rep. Ron Packard, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) can breathe a huge sigh of relief. While Bob Dornan has not yet decided whether he will run to fill Packard's seat, he has taken his sights off of Rohrabacher's. "My friend Dana Rohrabacher ... despite treating me badly, he's home free," Dornan said Friday from his Virginia home. "I endorse him." Dornan had been toying with the idea of running against Rohrabacher, with whom he has a tense personal relationship, since he lost a rematch with Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove)
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NEWS
By: S.J. CAHN | August 4, 2005
With Rep. Chris Cox officially ensconced in the lead chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, we have before us a once-in-a-generation series of political battles that, if all goes well, could occupy us for the next year. That's right, the next year. That's a best-case scenario, but before I detail it, a caveat (one of my occasional ones): I typically try to skirt talking solely about the game (or horse race, if you rather) of politics. As entertaining and interesting as the maneuvers and minor hits and starts can be, there ought to be something substantive behind it all. Politics, after all, does matter.
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NEWS
July 14, 2005
S.J. Cahn "There's been nobody to replace Bob Dornan." Can you guess who said that, way back in September 1999? If you guessed B-1 Bob himself, you're either politically astute or for some reason keeping really old copies of my stories around. Dornan said that to me when he was toying with the idea of running against Dana Rohrabacher -- a threat he made good on years later. Well, not exactly "good." Rohrabacher blew Dornan away in the primary last year.
NEWS
February 6, 2004
LOLITA HARPER I found Dornan -- just the wrong one. I still have not heard from Bob, but his son Mark offered me two hours of interesting conversation this week. Mark Dornan, who is taking a six-week leave from his job as a special education teacher, called me back Tuesday to answer my previous question: What about Bob? The junior Dornan is entrenched in his father's campaign and was quick to admit that B-1 Bob has yet to unleash his arsenal against congressional incumbent Dana Rohrabacher in a fight for the 46th District.
NEWS
January 30, 2004
LOLITA HARPER I was sitting in the office this week and I got to thinking: What about Bob? There are fewer than five weeks until the primary election, and I have yet to see any action from Bob Dornan's campaign to unseat Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in the 46th Congressional District. We were all aware that the former congressman -- also known as B-1 Bob -- finally made good on a 13-year threat to run against Rohrabacher when he filed with the Orange County registrar's office as a contender for the 46th District.
NEWS
December 28, 2003
"I remembered the angle and the next day, I walked out there for a look, and out of the blue in an open area is this igneous rock. There are very few rocks in that open area and there's this rock that's got a pitted front and a burn mark around it." -- Rick Gorski, an Eastbluff resident, on finding what he believes is an asteroid. "The flight was nice -- not very crowded -- and the fares were cheap," -- Mike Montgomery, of Texas, at John Wayne Airport on Christmas Day. "We're going to move.
NEWS
December 9, 2003
Alicia Robinson Local political observers expect to see a bundle of money poured into the March Republican primary race between Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and conservative talk show host Bob Dornan. Dornan, a former congressman with a colorful history, surprised fellow Republicans last week when he filed to run against Huntington Beach's Rohrabacher in what was expected to be an uneventful race. "Money is the key, always," UC Irvine political science professor Mark Petracca said.
NEWS
December 9, 2003
I have some serious questions about the current qualifications of Bob Dornan. Briefly, how much time has he spent in our district getting to know us since 1996? Is he even familiar with our local and regional issues, and if so, what are his positions on them? Why does he insist on representing Orange County? The man lives in Virginia; why doesn't he run there? While I am not a fan of Dana Rohrabacher due to (in my opinion, please) the questionable and unethical character of some of his associates, at least he knows his district, its issues and its constituency; and he has fairly represented us. Even so, what lousy choices.
NEWS
December 6, 2003
Alicia Robinson It's a political battle that could include everything up to B-1 bombers. Former congressman and conservative talk show pundit Bob Dornan filed papers on Friday afternoon to run against Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in the March 2 Republican primary. Despite an up-and-down history of friendship between the two candidates, the campaign for the 46th District is expected to get ugly. "I'm just disappointed that Bob decided to do this," Rohrabacher said of Dornan's decision to file.
NEWS
November 9, 1999
With the announced retirement of South County's Rep. Ron Packard, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) can breathe a huge sigh of relief. While Bob Dornan has not yet decided whether he will run to fill Packard's seat, he has taken his sights off of Rohrabacher's. "My friend Dana Rohrabacher ... despite treating me badly, he's home free," Dornan said Friday from his Virginia home. "I endorse him." Dornan had been toying with the idea of running against Rohrabacher, with whom he has a tense personal relationship, since he lost a rematch with Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove)
NEWS
October 4, 1999
A collection of the best quotes from recent news stories. "She was a real princess of a lady." -- Jerry Richards, a Costa Mesa Senior Center board member, on Sandy Pinkerton, who passed away last week. "Isn't he cute?" -- Kendall Bradley, 4, who was among a group of blind and partially sighted children who toured the Back Bay, describing a stuffed coyote. "It's hurting my grade right now. Everyone is complaining about it." -- Galel Fajardo, Costa Mesa High School senior, on a textbook shortage at his school.
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