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By Jeremiah Dobruck | January 23, 2014
A member of the Orange County Fair Board who chaired the group during a hotly contested attempt to privatize the fairgrounds has resigned. Dave Ellis, who served on the fairgrounds' governing body since 2007, said Thursday that he stepped down because eight years on the board was enough. "I'm just a firm believer in term limits," he said. Although Ellis' second term had already expired earlier this month, there was nothing preventing him from continuing. When directors' terms end, they can stay on until the governor replaces or reappoints them.
NEWS
May 5, 2001
They're finally answering back. Hoping to get the word out about the benefits of an airport at the closed El Toro Marine base, the Airport Working Group has produced a television advertisement that will begin broadcasting Monday. The ad, which will appear on cable channels across Orange County, will highlight the positive aspects of the county's airport plan, group spokesman Dave Ellis said. The spot will also try to poke holes in South County's central park plan for the base as an alternative to an airfield.
LOCAL
By Dave Brooks | May 27, 2006
A 78-year-old Costa Mesa woman who caused a fatal car crash Wednesday on the 241 toll road was suffering from the early stages of dementia, her husband said. Leota Holman was the driver in a fiery head-on collision that killed her and Roberta Ellis, 45, of Newport Beach. Both cars were so badly damaged by fire that rescuers had to use dental records to identify the women. Holman had been diagnosed with the ailment a few months earlier by doctors and did not normally drive, although physicians had not revoked her driver's license, her husband Bob Holman said.
NEWS
December 20, 2002
June Casagrande The district attorney's office is reviewing a complaint filed by the Greenlight Committee against campaign consultant Dave Ellis and his client Councilman Gary Adams based on a fraudulent campaign telephone message that was circulated during the last City Council election. A spokeswoman for the district attorney's office confirmed that they had received the complaint and that they were reviewing it, but would not comment further.
NEWS
December 29, 2002
I am not here. Are you? I am way over to the right, in a faraway place called New York. It's a place where things move fast and people move faster. But just because we are in a distant land for New Year's celebrations and libations does not mean we shirk our responsibilities, does it? It most assuredly does not. With that in mind, do you know what time it is? It is time for the annual Peter "How-the-Heck-Does-He- Know-That?" Buffa predictions. Each year, I share with you my prodigious powers of prognostication and predilection for prediction.
NEWS
November 22, 2006
The Nov. 7 election has come and gone, with the expected big shake ups on Capitol Hill. And here at home in the O.C., as well as statewide, the status quo seems to have prevailed more or less. Unfortunately, however, when it comes to the Newport Beach council elections, the status quo seems to have prevailed as well — it's the never-ending acrimony found in the pages of the Daily Pilot regarding political consultant David Ellis. As Ellis' neighbor of the past eight years, it's hard not to imagine a more regular kind of guy. As neighbors, we all know Ellis can be found most afternoons throwing the baseball around with the kids, or if needed always gracious to lend a hand with jumper cables, a step ladder, a bicycle pump or the like.
NEWS
November 24, 2002
Paul Clinton Dave Ellis elects candidates. As a political consultant who has virtually cornered the market on running campaigns in Newport Beach, Ellis has long been a hot commodity in City Council elections thanks to a winning track record. He is also known as a freewheeling bomb thrower. His opponents often dread his aggressive tactics, one of which surfaced earlier this week in the form of a deceptive telephone pitch. "He pushes the envelope until it tears," said one source who requested anonymity.
NEWS
November 21, 2002
June Casagrande Campaign consultant Dave Ellis has admitted creating a recorded campaign telephone message that Greenlight leaders call a deceptive tactic to benefit Ellis' client, Gary Adams, the councilman who won reelection in District 4 earlier this month. The recording, received by a handful of Newport Beach households, touted District 4 independent candidate Ron Winship as a Greenlight candidate. The only candidate endorsed by Greenlight in that district was Rick Taylor.
NEWS
October 30, 2006
Wu's qualifications run deep Whoever "we" is (in the Oct. 7 editorial "In Newport: Two new faces, a protest") cogently described the issue involving Barbara Venezia. I completely agree that Newport Beach Councilman Leslie Daigle's failure to denounce the unethical practice of political consultant Dave Ellis has offended all constituents. But why would she denounce it anyway? Dave Ellis, a dirty-games specialist, is a consultant to Daigle. Ergo, she was well aware of Ellis's horridness.
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NEWS
By Bradley Zint | March 4, 2014
A financial analyst has been appointed to serve on the Orange County Fair Board, state officials said Tuesday. Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Barbara Bagneris, 56, of Orange to serve on the board, which governs the 150-acre, state-owned fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. The position is unpaid. Bagneris, a Democrat, replaces former Director Dave Ellis, who resigned from the board in January. Since 2010, Bagneris has been a principal financial analyst at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, a division of the Raytheon Co. She worked at the Boeing Co. from 1980 to 2008 in a variety of positions, including business analyst and program financial controls analyst, according to a state news release.
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NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | January 23, 2014
A member of the Orange County Fair Board who chaired the group during a hotly contested attempt to privatize the fairgrounds has resigned. Dave Ellis, who served on the fairgrounds' governing body since 2007, said Thursday that he stepped down because eight years on the board was enough. "I'm just a firm believer in term limits," he said. Although Ellis' second term had already expired earlier this month, there was nothing preventing him from continuing. When directors' terms end, they can stay on until the governor replaces or reappoints them.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | August 22, 2013
The Orange County Fair Board on Thursday directed its management to contact a state senator to see whether the fairgrounds can be excluded in his legislation to change the operation and funding of state-owned fairgrounds. Senate Bill 741, whose lead author is Sen. Anthony Cannella (R-Salinas), passed the Senate and is now making its way through the Assembly. The Fair Board asked Chief Executive Doug Lofstrom to inquire whether the O.C. property - officially the 32nd District Agricultural Assn.
NEWS
November 22, 2006
The Nov. 7 election has come and gone, with the expected big shake ups on Capitol Hill. And here at home in the O.C., as well as statewide, the status quo seems to have prevailed more or less. Unfortunately, however, when it comes to the Newport Beach council elections, the status quo seems to have prevailed as well — it's the never-ending acrimony found in the pages of the Daily Pilot regarding political consultant David Ellis. As Ellis' neighbor of the past eight years, it's hard not to imagine a more regular kind of guy. As neighbors, we all know Ellis can be found most afternoons throwing the baseball around with the kids, or if needed always gracious to lend a hand with jumper cables, a step ladder, a bicycle pump or the like.
NEWS
October 30, 2006
Wu's qualifications run deep Whoever "we" is (in the Oct. 7 editorial "In Newport: Two new faces, a protest") cogently described the issue involving Barbara Venezia. I completely agree that Newport Beach Councilman Leslie Daigle's failure to denounce the unethical practice of political consultant Dave Ellis has offended all constituents. But why would she denounce it anyway? Dave Ellis, a dirty-games specialist, is a consultant to Daigle. Ergo, she was well aware of Ellis's horridness.
LOCAL
By Dave Brooks | May 27, 2006
A 78-year-old Costa Mesa woman who caused a fatal car crash Wednesday on the 241 toll road was suffering from the early stages of dementia, her husband said. Leota Holman was the driver in a fiery head-on collision that killed her and Roberta Ellis, 45, of Newport Beach. Both cars were so badly damaged by fire that rescuers had to use dental records to identify the women. Holman had been diagnosed with the ailment a few months earlier by doctors and did not normally drive, although physicians had not revoked her driver's license, her husband Bob Holman said.
NEWS
April 3, 2003
It is a sure sign you are winning the debate when your opponents give up on factual arguments and start personal attacks. In the Daily Pilot of March 19, Mayor Steve Bromberg personally attacked the Greenlight residents' group ("Greenlight hopes to put reform on ballot"). On March 21, Dave Ellis, hired consultant for five of the present city councilmen, personally attacked again ("Ellis charges Greenlight leader OK'd city grant"). What provoked these attacks was a recent announcement that, in light of the city's failure to pursue any type of meaningful conflict of interest or campaign reform, Greenlight and concerned residents would now place an ethics in government initiative on the ballot.
NEWS
March 8, 2003
June Casagrande Should council candidates sign off on fliers and scripts produced by their campaign managers? Should they file these materials with the city clerk's office? Should they be limited to collecting no more than $25,000 per campaign? Should a committee form to audit campaign expenses for every election? These questions just skim the surface of the treacherous waters the City Council will wade into Tuesday when they hold a study session on campaign reform.
NEWS
December 29, 2002
I am not here. Are you? I am way over to the right, in a faraway place called New York. It's a place where things move fast and people move faster. But just because we are in a distant land for New Year's celebrations and libations does not mean we shirk our responsibilities, does it? It most assuredly does not. With that in mind, do you know what time it is? It is time for the annual Peter "How-the-Heck-Does-He- Know-That?" Buffa predictions. Each year, I share with you my prodigious powers of prognostication and predilection for prediction.
NEWS
December 20, 2002
June Casagrande The district attorney's office is reviewing a complaint filed by the Greenlight Committee against campaign consultant Dave Ellis and his client Councilman Gary Adams based on a fraudulent campaign telephone message that was circulated during the last City Council election. A spokeswoman for the district attorney's office confirmed that they had received the complaint and that they were reviewing it, but would not comment further.
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