September 29, 2002
Paul Clinton Pulling in another political heavy-hitter, congressional candidate Gerrie Schipske has lined up California First Lady Sharon Davis for a fund-raiser a week from today. "It's an incredible show of support," said Terry Stinson, Schipske's campaign manager. "She speaks on behalf of the governor. It shows that Gerrie is supported by the governor." Schipske, a Democrat, is running against Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher for the newly realigned 46th District seat, which includes Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach and parts of the Los Angeles County coastline.
February 12, 2004
With her former position as a Democrat together with some of her liberal actions and views, the misuse of the Cox letter clarifies my decision not to vote for Cristi Cristich. GEORGE COFFIN Newport Beach For Cristi Cristich not to immediately own up to this lack of judgment and deception on her part but instead let her campaign manager brush this matter off as insignificant speaks volumes about her character. Our congressman, Chris Cox, is a well-respected member of the community and has enjoyed enormous political success -- having been re-elected to office time and time again.
November 24, 2002
"To say I'm angry is a gross understatement. Anyone who knows me knows that I would never have any part in such a thing. If the election outcome had been such that if a significant amount of [Ron] Winship votes would have pushed Taylor over the edge, I would call for a reelection. That's how much I think this is not right." -- Gary Adams, a Newport Beach councilman reelected Nov. 5, on hearing about a phone message sent out by his campaign manager that claimed that Winship, who is not a Greenlighter, is indeed a Greenlighter "This is our fifth house fire in three days.
May 26, 2000
Noaki Schwartz NEWPORT BEACH -- Mayor John Noyes' surprise announcement that he will not run for a second term has left the community scrambling to find a suitable candidate for the City Council seat. Noyes, who represents Balboa Island, did not offer any explanation for his decision at Tuesday night's council meeting, saying "it's too complicated." While the names of Balboa Island community leaders -- in particular, Steve Bromberg and Jack Callahan -- have surfaced, no one has made a formal bid for the council seat.
October 18, 2002
June Casagrande A discussion on tightening conflict-of-interest rules for the City Council won't be heard until after the Nov. 5 election, at the request of Councilman John Heffernan, who proposed the idea earlier this month. "I've asked the city manager to hold off on creating a study session on this until after the election, instead of at the next meeting," Heffernan said, citing three reasons. Foremost, he said, more time is needed to research the legal nuances of the plan.
October 19, 2002
It is a sad day for our city when candidates attempt to win elections by hoodwinking the voters instead of addressing the issues. As these tactics are being practiced in the current election, a brief evaluation of both sides of the Daily Pilot's recent articles on the voting records of two Greenlight candidates, while also mentioning the deceitful campaign tactics used by Koll and its supporters, will place the matter...
September 27, 2008
Ever since 9/11, the GOP mantra is “Blame it on the Clintons.” Tom Williams did it again in Tuesday’s Forum (“Columnist laid blame with the wrong party”), blaming Wall Street’s meltdown on Clinton efforts to end housing discrimination. No matter that the party of deregulation controlled Congress for about 80% of the past 16 years (longer if filibustering is counted). Then there’s Williams’ implicit assumption that lots of lower-income minority families were out there signing up for jumbo sub-prime loans or qualifying for multiple real estate purchases to flip for a quick buck.
April 14, 2006
American Yacht Charters is making a big donation to two cancer charities this month. And we mean big: 105 feet long, three decks tall and 300 gross tons in weight. The Newport Beach-based charter company is lending use of its largest party boat, Endeavor, for fundraisers for the American Cancer Society and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. "It's good for everybody ? everybody wins," said Andrea Waite, vice president of American Yacht Charters. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraiser, hosted by the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on April 23. The cruise is the first event in the 2006 Leukemia Cup Regatta, a series of yachting and fundraising functions hosted by Bahia Corinthian and Dana West Yacht Club in Dana Point.
August 23, 2001
Lolita Harper COSTA MESA -- It's costing Chris Steel more to keep his council seat than it took to win it. And despite resident efforts to raise money for the councilman's criminal defense fund, donations collected so far would be a drop in the bucket compared with the $40,000 he has already spent, Steel said. "It's a nice gesture, but considering my expenses it's peanuts," Steel said. Concerned Costa Mesa Citizens, a loosely knit community group, has raised $2,340 for Steel's defense fund, soliciting donations from the group's Web site.
September 24, 2005
For most of the candidates seeking the 48th Congressional District seat, it's been a low-budget race -- only four of the 17 candidates filed campaign finance reports with the Federal Election Commission, meaning they raised or spent more than $5,000 on this election. Among the reports filed by Thursday's deadline, the top fundraisers -- typically -- were Republicans, with state Sen. John Campbell leading the pack. The reports cover fundraising and spending through Sept.