March 14, 2009
Fox News commentator and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will be the featured speaker at the 45th annual Orange Coast Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday. Breakfast is sponsored by a volunteer committee, lead by Pamela Curry, that includes Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach; Newport Beach Councilman Keith Curry and the Rev. Eric Heard of Mariners Church. The event begins with a private reception at 7 a.m. and breakfast at 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road.
August 15, 2007
Newport Beach voters could decide on a charter amendment to give them power over city employee pension hikes if the City Council opts to put it on the ballot in 2008. Councilman Keith Curry on Tuesday proposed a ballot measure that would change the city charter so voters would have to approve increases in employee pension benefits. Pensions and their soaring costs have been a source of woe for government officials, who have to stay competitive to keep employees. Curry said he doesn't expect city employee unions to support the proposal, but added, "I don't want to get to where we have these fights like they have in Orange County," referring to a spat between county Supervisor John Moorlach and sheriffs deputies over whether a retroactive pension benefit deputies received was legal.
August 1, 2007
Orange County supervisors will seek a court opinion on whether a retroactive pension benefit sheriff's deputies received starting in 2002 is unconstitutional. Following the lead of Supervisor John Moorlach, supervisors voted Tuesday to make a final decision on the issue Sept. 18. In the meantime they'll hear an independent legal opinion of the issue and learn whether deputies would be willing to pay for the benefit. The issue could be resolved if deputies agree to pay for the retroactive benefit, a route that is legal and other county employee unions have taken, Moorlach's chief of staff Mario Mainero said.
May 9, 2007
A decision on Newport Beach/Costa Mesa annexation issues today was postponed until July by the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission. The two cities have been haggling for years over several unincorporated areas that abut them both, namely the largely undeveloped Banning Ranch. The commission, which decides annexation issues, heard a sweeping proposal from Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach that would give Costa Mesa control of Talbert Regional Park, turn over the county-owned portion of the Upper Newport Bay to Newport Beach, and annex unincorporated areas to the cities.
July 10, 2008
Prosecutors are working on a plea agreement for a Huntington Beach man charged with threatening Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach. Steven Van Arroyo, 50, is accused of e-mailing death threats to Moorlach in January and faces up to three years in prison if convicted. He was scheduled to appear in court today for a pretrial hearing. Records show Arroyo was accused in 1999 of similar charges and was sentenced to three years of probation. On Jan. 30, Arroyo pleaded not guilty to two felony charges of making criminal threats and threatening public officials.
August 25, 2005
AUGUST 26: Assemblyman Chuck DeVore will hold a Sizzlin' Summer Luau Party with guest Tony Strickland, Republican candidate for state controller and a former assemblyman. The event will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort, 1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. The cost is $200 per person or $500 as an event sponsor, which incudes two tickets and a VIP photo. It is free for Capitol Club members. Information or to RSVP: Leisa Brug Kline, (949)
April 14, 2005
APRIL TODAY: The Orange County Young Democrats hold their meeting the second Thursday of the month. Information: (714) 478-4559. SATURDAY: Celebrate the day after "Tax Day" with Assemblyman Chuck DeVore and guest Orange County Treasurer/ Tax Collector John Moorlach. The cost is $100 for individual tickets and $175 per couple. Club 70 members are free. The event will run from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the office of Buck Johns, 3501 Jamboree Road, South Tower Ste. 606 Newport Beach.
July 12, 2007
West Santa Ana Heights could be annexed to Newport Beach as soon as next Wednesday. Staff for the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission, which decides annexations, on Wednesday recommended West Santa Ana Heights be annexed, but that any decision on Banning Ranch be put off for six more months. It's the latest move in a long-running battle between Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, and it means a proposed "global solution" from county Supervisor John Moorlach has lost steam.
October 12, 2011
Newport Beach Councilman Keith Curry was recently named the director of Concordia University's new Center for Public Policy. Curry, who will continue his part-time position on the Newport Beach City Council, recently retired as a managing director of Public Financial Management. The Irvine-based Concordia Center for Public Policy will hold events and conduct research about the "contemporary issues facing Orange County public sector leaders," according to a news release. Its first event will be an "annual report" on the state of the county on Nov. 17 with County Supervisor Bill Campbell.
January 3, 2012
Huntington Beach Mayor Don Hansen and County Supervisor John Moorlach plan to host an open house Thursday about the proposed 19th Street Bridge. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Eader Elementary School, 9291 Banning Ave., in Huntington Beach. An announcement on the Huntington Beach city website invites members of the public to "share your thoughts on the future of the 19th Street bridge area. " The bridge would span the Santa Ana River between Banning Street in Huntington Beach and 19th Street in Costa Mesa.