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September 27, 2012
The League of Women Voters Orange Coast opposes the proposed Costa Mesa charter, known as Measure V on the Nov. 6 ballot. First, the process that created the proposed charter was deeply flawed. A broad, diverse spectrum of individuals and community stakeholders were not involved or consulted. Requests that the city form a citizens' commission to craft a charter were rejected. Public hearings were not conducted with fairness, with equal opportunity for all speakers. Second, we cannot support some key proposed charter provisions.
NEWS
July 13, 2011
Given the opponents, maybe the event should include a referee and a bell for different rounds. On Friday afternoon, the League of Women Voters of Orange Coast will host a panel discussion at Coco's in Newport Beach. It features Costa Mesa city officials and Orange County organized labor representatives discussing Costa Mesa's city restructuring. On one side, Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer and Councilman Steve Mensinger will argue why the privatization of some city jobs is prudent and will strengthen the city's financial ground, which they say is perilously shaky.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams, lauren.williams@latimes.com | August 19, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — A group of diners got more than soup and a sandwich Friday; they got a lunchtime taste of the law at the Coco's Bakery Restaurant at Fashion Island. About 40 women and men wearing blue-trimmed name tags gathered to listen to Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens give a talk about the effects of budget cuts on law enforcement. Members of the League of Women Voters – Orange Coast and other community members gathered into the diner's den-like area to hear how Hutchens cut about $53 million from the Sheriff's Department in the two years after her initial appointment.
NEWS
By By Alicia Robinson | November 15, 2005
Candidate in House race objects to role of `far-left' League of Women Voters in the event tonight.Congressional candidate Jim Gilchrist, a member of the American Independent Party, on Monday said he will boycott a candidates' forum tonight because the League of Women Voters is a cosponsor of the event. Gilchrist is one of five candidates who will vie for the 48th District House seat in a Dec. 6 general election. In a statement, Gilchrist criticized the League of Women Voters for its "far-left agenda" and said the group was not an appropriate sponsor for the forum.
NEWS
By: | September 9, 2005
Send AROUND TOWN items to the Coastline Pilot, P.O. Box 248, Laguna Beach, CA 92652; fax to (949) 494-8979; call (949) 494-4321 or e-mail o7coastlinepilot@latimes.com. f7Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. SATURDAY LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS The Laguna Beach unit of the Orange County League of Women Voters holds its first meeting of the new season at 9:15 a.m. at South County Meeting Room, 540 So. Coast Hwy, Suite 202. Non-members invited.
NEWS
October 6, 2006
Voters interested in this fall's school board election can meet the candidates for the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's board at a pair of upcoming forums. The Harbor Council PTA and the League of Women Voters organized the forums, which will be held Wednesday at Lincoln Elementary School and Oct. 19 at the Costa Mesa Community Center. Judith Gielow of the League of Women Voters said she expected all the candidates to attend. Running for the school board this year are two incumbents, Serene Stokes and Judy Franco, and five challengers.
NEWS
May 22, 2012
A candidates forum for the 74th Assembly District will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Laguna Beach City Hall, 515 Forest Ave. The candidates for the newly redrawn district attending are Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa), a former Costa Mesa mayor and O.C. sheriff's deputy, and Democrat Bob Rush, a Newport Beach resident and activist. The third candidate in the race, Newport Beach City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle, a Republican, told organizers Tuesday afternoon that she would not be participating.
NEWS
By: Darleene Barrientos | September 7, 2005
Elections are plagued with questions of fairness and efficiency. Many asked during Glendale's City Council election, in which 19 candidates vied for seats, if a primary wasn't in order. In Burbank, where they now have an all mail-in election, some question if democracy is being stifled. The League of Women Voters Glendale/Burbank will ask those and other probing questions in its year-long survey examining how city officials are elected in the two neighboring cities.
NEWS
August 8, 2004
While we can't necessarily quarrel with the legal reasoning, we respectfully take issue with a Los Angeles Superior Court judge's decision to bar Libertarian senatorial candidate Judge Jim Gray from a televised debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters of California. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Yaffee on Tuesday denied Gray's request for a temporary restraining order to block the league from holding a debate scheduled for Tuesday and broadcast live on KNBC-TV Channel 4. With the ruling, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer and Republican challenger Bill Jones will exchange their talking points without Gray, a Newport Beach resident and an Orange County Superior Court judge.
NEWS
August 5, 2004
Noise zone lives up to its name I'm so amazed that all the people who so pushed for a massive international airport at El Toro keep making statements that there is no one living in the noise zone. Have they forgotten the tests done a few years ago? Some of those jets created decibels of noise louder than a vacuum in your home. My daughter lives in one of the proposed landing patterns and her home literally shook. Unless they take off as well as land right on a mountain, there are people living in the noise zone.
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NEWS
September 27, 2012
The League of Women Voters Orange Coast opposes the proposed Costa Mesa charter, known as Measure V on the Nov. 6 ballot. First, the process that created the proposed charter was deeply flawed. A broad, diverse spectrum of individuals and community stakeholders were not involved or consulted. Requests that the city form a citizens' commission to craft a charter were rejected. Public hearings were not conducted with fairness, with equal opportunity for all speakers. Second, we cannot support some key proposed charter provisions.
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NEWS
May 22, 2012
A candidates forum for the 74th Assembly District will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Laguna Beach City Hall, 515 Forest Ave. The candidates for the newly redrawn district attending are Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa), a former Costa Mesa mayor and O.C. sheriff's deputy, and Democrat Bob Rush, a Newport Beach resident and activist. The third candidate in the race, Newport Beach City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle, a Republican, told organizers Tuesday afternoon that she would not be participating.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams, lauren.williams@latimes.com | August 19, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — A group of diners got more than soup and a sandwich Friday; they got a lunchtime taste of the law at the Coco's Bakery Restaurant at Fashion Island. About 40 women and men wearing blue-trimmed name tags gathered to listen to Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens give a talk about the effects of budget cuts on law enforcement. Members of the League of Women Voters – Orange Coast and other community members gathered into the diner's den-like area to hear how Hutchens cut about $53 million from the Sheriff's Department in the two years after her initial appointment.
NEWS
July 13, 2011
Given the opponents, maybe the event should include a referee and a bell for different rounds. On Friday afternoon, the League of Women Voters of Orange Coast will host a panel discussion at Coco's in Newport Beach. It features Costa Mesa city officials and Orange County organized labor representatives discussing Costa Mesa's city restructuring. On one side, Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer and Councilman Steve Mensinger will argue why the privatization of some city jobs is prudent and will strengthen the city's financial ground, which they say is perilously shaky.
NEWS
October 6, 2006
Voters interested in this fall's school board election can meet the candidates for the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's board at a pair of upcoming forums. The Harbor Council PTA and the League of Women Voters organized the forums, which will be held Wednesday at Lincoln Elementary School and Oct. 19 at the Costa Mesa Community Center. Judith Gielow of the League of Women Voters said she expected all the candidates to attend. Running for the school board this year are two incumbents, Serene Stokes and Judy Franco, and five challengers.
NEWS
By JOSEPH N. BELL | December 1, 2005
On the day before the first candidate forum for the 48th Congressional District seat vacated by Chris Cox, Jim Gilchrist, representing the American Independent Party, announced that he would boycott the meeting in protest of the "far-left agenda" of the League of Women Voters, which was one of its sponsors. In support of his decision, Gilchrist offered a prepared statement saying that the league "supports taxpayer-funded abortion up to the day of delivery, new and expanded gun-control laws, higher taxes on working people, socialized medicine and unrestricted legal immigration."
NEWS
By By Dave Brooks and Alicia Robinson | November 17, 2005
Democratic House candidate leaves the district to attend a MoveOn.org rally in Huntington Beach.Huntington Beach isn't in the 48th Congressional District, but that didn't stop Congressional candidate Steve Young from making a quick campaign stop in Surf City on Wednesday. At a MoveOn.org rally in front of Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's office, Young urged Rohrabacher and other House Republicans to vote against the federal budget proposal, which Young argued would cut billions from social spending programs.
NEWS
By By Alicia Robinson | November 15, 2005
Candidate in House race objects to role of `far-left' League of Women Voters in the event tonight.Congressional candidate Jim Gilchrist, a member of the American Independent Party, on Monday said he will boycott a candidates' forum tonight because the League of Women Voters is a cosponsor of the event. Gilchrist is one of five candidates who will vie for the 48th District House seat in a Dec. 6 general election. In a statement, Gilchrist criticized the League of Women Voters for its "far-left agenda" and said the group was not an appropriate sponsor for the forum.
NEWS
By: | September 9, 2005
Send AROUND TOWN items to the Coastline Pilot, P.O. Box 248, Laguna Beach, CA 92652; fax to (949) 494-8979; call (949) 494-4321 or e-mail o7coastlinepilot@latimes.com. f7Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. SATURDAY LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS The Laguna Beach unit of the Orange County League of Women Voters holds its first meeting of the new season at 9:15 a.m. at South County Meeting Room, 540 So. Coast Hwy, Suite 202. Non-members invited.
NEWS
By: Darleene Barrientos | September 7, 2005
Elections are plagued with questions of fairness and efficiency. Many asked during Glendale's City Council election, in which 19 candidates vied for seats, if a primary wasn't in order. In Burbank, where they now have an all mail-in election, some question if democracy is being stifled. The League of Women Voters Glendale/Burbank will ask those and other probing questions in its year-long survey examining how city officials are elected in the two neighboring cities.
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