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March 22, 2012
Two local environmentalists are endorsing Newport Beach City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle in her bid to win the 74th Assembly District seat, her campaign announced. Jean Watt, a former councilwoman who co-founded a nonprofit to support the creation of the Orange Coast River Park, and Garry W. Brown, Orange County Coastkeeper president and chief executive, are backing Daigle's candidacy. "Leslie has earned my respect and appreciation for her strong conservation ethic on bay and water quality issues, and her conservative approach to our city's most pressing fiscal challenges," Watt said in a prepared statement.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | April 24, 2013
Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle on Tuesday blasted the recent sentencing of a driver who killed a popular doctor in a September hit-and-run accident. Michael Jason Lopez, 40, of Anaheim was sentenced this month after pleading guilty to killing Catherine "Kit" Campion Ritz, who practiced in Newport and lived in Irvine, while she was bicycling along Newport Coast in September. Four years in prison and one year in county jail is too light a sentence for a man who left the doctor in the street to die, Daigle said during the oral reports portion of Tuesday's council meeting.
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By Brianna Bailey | March 11, 2010
Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle and City Manager Dave Kiff met with members of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to ask for $6 million in federal appropriations funding to clean up Newport Harbor. “Newport Bay contributes to the wealth of our community,” Daigle said. “It lifts us, our recreation, our economy, our sense of well being. It is the blood of this community, a life force. That is why its maintenance is a priority.” The $6 million would pay for the year of what is expected to be a multi-year, $15-million cleanup project, Daigle said.
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By Brianna Bailey | April 2, 2009
Newport Beach City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle is concerned Southern California Edison isn’t releasing enough information to the public about a $20-million proposal to underground utilities on Balboa Island. “I see it as whether you are for or against the process, Southern California Edison should be transparent and accountable in the details of its costs,” Daigle said. Balboa Island property owners will take a vote later this month on whether to create an assessment district and underground utilities there.
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By John Canalis | October 5, 2011
Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle confirmed Wednesday that she is weighing a run for the state Legislature that could pit her against Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) in the June 2012 Republican primary. "I am seriously exploring a run for the Assembly," she said. "We need to work together to find true solutions for jobs and the economy. People are tired of the stalemates of Sacramento and Washington, D.C. The engine is leadership. We need it to support all the cities in the district.
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By Mike Reicher | March 8, 2012
Newport Beach City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle contrasted her city's fiscal health with Costa Mesa's difficulties on Thursday, as she intensified her campaign to unseat state Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa). Speaking to the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce's Government Affairs Committee, Daigle criticized Mansoor's eight-year tenure on the Costa Mesa City Council. He was mayor before his election to the Assembly. Four candidates are running in the June open primary for the newly redrawn 74th District, which includes parts of Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine and Huntington Beach.
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By STEVE SMITH | September 30, 2006
Two weeks ago, my wife and I were sitting on the beach in the dark at Crystal Cove just after 10 p.m. We were staying the weekend in one of the housing units that have been returned to their rightful owners, the people of the state of California. A few minutes after we sat down, we noticed a vehicle making its way slowly down the beach. Concerned about getting run over, I turned on our flashlight and started to wave the light on the ground to draw attention to ourselves. The vehicle was a lifeguard truck, which stopped behind us. "Hi. Are you staying in the cabins?"
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By Joseph Serna | June 1, 2012
Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) is leading the field of 74th Assembly District candidates in direct campaign donations, records show. Mansoor, the former mayor of Costa Mesa, raised $125,000 from Jan. 1 to May 19, according to the most recent records available . Democrat Bob Rush, a Newport Beach real estate investor, brought in nearly $30,000 in contributions. Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle, a Republican, raised $24,500 in that time period. Mansoor's campaign reported a campaign chest of $77,000; Rush, $67,000; and Daigle, $50,000.
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By Mike Reicher | June 6, 2012
Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) and his Democratic opponent, Newport Beach community activist Bob Rush, will advance to the November general election after winning the most votes in the 74th Assembly District primary race Tuesday. Newport Beach City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle, a Republican, came in third in the new "top-two" primary system, according to the Orange County Registrar of Voters. With all precincts counted Wednesday morning, Mansoor won 43% of ballots, Rush 33% and Daigle 24%. Rush, a real estate investor, is a political newcomer and was significantly outspent by Daigle supporters.
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By Mike Reicher | June 6, 2012
Spoiling City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle's bid for Assembly, Newport Beach council critic Bob Rush will likely advance to the November general election. He and incumbent Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) won the most votes in the 74th District primary race Tuesday. Mansoor took 43% of ballots, and Democrat Rush, 33%, with all precincts counted Wednesday, according to the Orange County registrar of voters. The results are not official until all mail ballots and other paper ballots are tallied.
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By Chasen Doerr and Alisha Gomez | July 30, 2013
Newport Beach Planning Commissioner Tim Brown announced this week that he will seek the seat held by termed-out Councilwoman Leslie Daigle in 2014. The chairman of the Lobsterfest Foundation has set his sights on the District 4, which covers Harbor Cove, Eastbluff, Newport Center and several other communities. "My agenda is not having an agenda," Brown said Tuesday. "I'm not running on a personal issue. " Brown said he wants to "continue the responsible leadership we have had in Newport Beach" while listening to residents' concerns about the city.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | April 24, 2013
Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle on Tuesday blasted the recent sentencing of a driver who killed a popular doctor in a September hit-and-run accident. Michael Jason Lopez, 40, of Anaheim was sentenced this month after pleading guilty to killing Catherine "Kit" Campion Ritz, who practiced in Newport and lived in Irvine, while she was bicycling along Newport Coast in September. Four years in prison and one year in county jail is too light a sentence for a man who left the doctor in the street to die, Daigle said during the oral reports portion of Tuesday's council meeting.
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By Jill Cowan | October 27, 2012
Amid the bluster and noise of election season, and with Nov. 6 approaching like a bullet train, Newport Beach businessman Bob Rush managed to find some quiet. "In a nutshell, everybody's quiet," he said earlier this month. "I think everybody's been burned out from the primary. " Rush is a Democratic candidate for the 74th Assembly District, running against current 68th District Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, a Costa Mesa Republican who was redistricted into the 74th. The GOP-heavy territory serves Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods and Huntington Beach.
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By Amy Senk, Corona del Mar Today | July 4, 2012
A recent inspection showed no mosquitoes in Lower Buck Gully, a city official said this week. "Vector Control was out last week," Robert Stein, an assistant Newport Beach engineer, said in an email. "No sightings of mosquitoes. " Some residents along Lower Buck Gully expressed concern about potential mosquito problems because an erosion project that was completed earlier this year resulted in standing water that by spring had turned green with algae. At the time, inspectors said there was no sign of mosquito larvae but promised to continue to monitor the area.
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By Joseph Serna | June 11, 2012
IRVINE - The head of the Orange County Democratic Party said 74th Assembly District Republicans missed an opportunity in the June 5 primary by not voting for Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle. According to Frank Barbaro, the moderate Republican candidate would have reached out to both parties in a divided Sacramento. Speaking at Concordia University's Center for Public Policy in Irvine last week, Barbaro said Californians should look for candidates who will work with political adversaries in the state Legislature, where Democrats hold a strong majority.
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By Jack Wu | June 9, 2012
Among the self-help and recovery groups, it is thought that if things are not going right in your life, you need to take responsibility for your actions and not blame others for your problems. It's too easy to say it's so-and-so's fault that I'm unhappy or this person's fault that I lost that promotion. However, taking responsibility for one's actions isn't as easy as it sounds. It takes lots of work and self-awareness, but it can be done. I have thought about this during this year's primary election season.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher | June 6, 2012
Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) and his Democratic opponent, Newport Beach community activist Bob Rush, will advance to the November general election after winning the most votes in the 74th Assembly District primary race Tuesday. Newport Beach City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle, a Republican, came in third in the new "top-two" primary system, according to the Orange County Registrar of Voters. With all precincts counted Wednesday morning, Mansoor won 43% of ballots, Rush 33% and Daigle 24%. Rush, a real estate investor, is a political newcomer and was significantly outspent by Daigle supporters.
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By Mike Reicher | June 6, 2012
Spoiling City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle's bid for Assembly, Newport Beach council critic Bob Rush will likely advance to the November general election. He and incumbent Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) won the most votes in the 74th District primary race Tuesday. Mansoor took 43% of ballots, and Democrat Rush, 33%, with all precincts counted Wednesday, according to the Orange County registrar of voters. The results are not official until all mail ballots and other paper ballots are tallied.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | June 1, 2012
Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) is leading the field of 74th Assembly District candidates in direct campaign donations, records show. Mansoor, the former mayor of Costa Mesa, raised $125,000 from Jan. 1 to May 19, according to the most recent records available . Democrat Bob Rush, a Newport Beach real estate investor, brought in nearly $30,000 in contributions. Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle, a Republican, raised $24,500 in that time period. Mansoor's campaign reported a campaign chest of $77,000; Rush, $67,000; and Daigle, $50,000.
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By Rush Hill | June 1, 2012
Having served as education advisor to Gov. Ronald Reagan, I've been asked why I am supporting Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle for state Assembly, especially given the multitude of shameless political attacks her opponents have leveled at her. For those of you who haven't decided, I want to share with you why I believe Leslie is the right person for the job. My first concern is California's budget crisis. Every year, Sacramento politicians promise they have balanced the budget, cut spending and are living within their means.
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