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By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | December 16, 2010
Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) was assigned to serve on four committees and one sub-committee for the 2011-12 regular session. The former Costa Mesa mayor will serve as co-chairman of the newly formed Assembly Ethics Committee with Assemblyman Richard Pan (D-Natomas). "I don't want to go after something for the sake of going after it," said Mansoor, who serves the 68th District. "But at the same time, if there's an issue of corruption or an ethics violation, I will take it seriously and work with Democrats and Republicans alike.
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LOCAL
By Michael Miller | October 13, 2007
HUNTINGTON BEACH — When Sara Noel Harris was in the Newport Beach Police Explorers program as a teenager, she had a reputation for not always listening to rules. Her supervisors hatched a plan one day to make her more docile. The officers in charge — including her father — appointed her sergeant over the other cadets, then, when Harris was out of the room, asked her classmates to disobey every order she gave them. The goal was to show the feisty teen how difficult it was to deal with rebellious types.
FEATURES
By Steve Virgen | September 3, 2009
It would have been easy for Sage Hill School’s first-year coach J.R. Tolver to say that he entered determined to change the mentality of the football team. The Lightning, after all, suffered through a 2-8 season and there seemed to be a fear that losing had become habit. That could have been seen in Sage Hill’s opener last year, which it lost, 41-6, to Fairmont Prep. The Lightning open again against Fairmont Prep, this time at Sage Hill tonight at 7 p.m. Tolver doesn’t see a losing mentality at Sage Hill.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | June 30, 2010
Twenty-five years ago, Jay Johnson applied to be an officer at three police departments: Long Beach, Irvine and Newport Beach. By the time Newport called him back for an interview, he already had a job offer from Long Beach. He took it. He stayed there and climbed the ranks. On Wednesday Johnson, 45, returned to Newport Beach — this time to be sworn in as chief of police. "Every decision that we make, path that we take, will be made with ethics and integrity," Johnson said, emphasizing the team mentality he pledged to encourage as chief.
NEWS
From staff reports | April 16, 2012
Newport Beach Councilman Rush Hill on Monday endorsed Councilwoman Leslie Daigle in her bid for state Assembly and strongly criticized one of her opponents in the race, Democrat Robert "Bob" Rush. Hill stated in a press release issued by the Daigle campaign that his peer on the council is best suited to represent the 74th District, which includes Newport, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach and Irvine. "I've worked closely with Leslie on the most important issues facing our city - cutting our budget to live within our means, pension reform, more effective approaches to service delivery, and encouraging economic growth - and she is serious about finding solutions and effective in forging alliances on the council," he said.
NEWS
By Rhea Mahbubani | June 6, 2013
Itzel Guerrero can't imagine her life without the Wooden Floor. She tries to picture it sometimes, but fails. Most likely, she doesn't want to. So many experiences during her 18 years have taken root in the nonprofit's Santa Ana campus, she admits. Growing up in a household where her older sister Elideth was a gymnast - an expensive undertaking - Guerrero recalls there being no resources for her extracurricular activities. When she was 9, her parents took their friend's advice, introducing their daughter to the world of dance with a hunch that she might enjoy it. Turns out, they were right.
NEWS
By Daniel Tedford | August 28, 2008
People remember Lavonne Edwin Cox as precise, meticulous and strict. He was an overseer, making sure everything got done efficiently. “He was one that dots every ‘i’ and has every comma in its right place,” said Jean Aldrich, widow of Dan Aldrich, the first chancellor of UCI. Cox was the first employee at UCI. When former president of the University of California system Clark Kerr commissioned a new university to...
FEATURES
May 22, 2009
We have definitely ventured into a new era when women’s choice encompasses more than ever before. With octuplets and a 66-year-old women bearing children, it’s amazing and incredibly sad that we still have women of “child-bearing age” incapable of pregnancy. This is certainly a question worth struggling over. While I do think it is important and necessary for doctors to lay out potential problems, I think that women have a right to choose what happens to their bodies.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | June 18, 2010
A Congressional ethics body is investigating whether campaign contributions to Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) and seven other congressmen influenced their votes on last year's financial regulatory reform bill. Campbell's spokesman confirmed Thursday that the congressman's office had received a letter requesting information about campaign contributions. "We have been approached by the Office of Congressional Ethics along with a number of other House offices for a preliminary review, and we are fully cooperative and we look forward to an expedient and favorable resolution," spokesman Brent Hall said.
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