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April 19, 2011
State Assemblyman and former Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor is introducing a bill that would require schools to receive parental permission before teaching topics in classrooms that include sex, religion and sexual orientation, according to a press release issued late Tuesday afternoon by his office. Mansoor, who represents California's 68th Assembly District, is convening a 1:30 p.m. Wednesday joint news conference at his district office in Costa Mesa to discuss the bill, AB 1348, along with Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, a parental rights group with offices in Sacramento, Santa Ana, San Diego and Oakland.
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By Ana Facio Contreras | August 1, 2006
Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor and Planning Commissioner Bruce Garlich have raised the most money so far in November's City Council race. Mansoor has gathered $20,863 in donations and Garlich has raised $17,799, according to campaign finance reports, which were due Monday from all candidates and committees that have raised funds from Jan. 1 to June 30. Business owner Mirna Burciaga has raised $4,359 and Parks and Recreation Commissioner Wendy...
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By Brianna Bailey | December 28, 2007
Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor wants to “give someone else the opportunity to be mayor,” City Manager Allan Roeder said Thursday. The mayor, whose crackdown on illegal immigrants in Costa Mesa has earned him both kudos and criticism, will step down in January, a year into his second two-year term as mayor, officials said Thursday. “The position does carry with it additional demands on an individual ... It takes a lot of time and energy, and Allan is one of those people who puts in the extra time and effort to do the best job possible,” Roeder said.
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By Steve Smith | August 30, 2010
There is a pig flying outside my office window. The Chicago Cubs have won the World Series. Barack Obama has admitted he is in over his head and has resigned. Steve Smith is defending Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor. For several months, Mansoor has found himself having to explain his heritage, including the details of his father's birth in Egypt and subsequent European influence, all because some folks want either to create an Arab connection to use against him for political purposes or because they are upset over what they contend is his denial of his heritage.
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By Brianna Bailey | September 27, 2007
Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor spent hours on the stand Thursday as an ACLU attorney sought to show he engaged in “political prosecution” when the mayor ordered officers to escort a 26-year-old man from a City Council meeting last year after he criticized the mayor’s plan to train police in immigration enforcement. During his testimony, Mansoor acknowledged he is an honorary member of the Minutemen Project, a pro-immigration-reform group. “People give me honors.
LOCAL
March 7, 2008
Costa Mesa City Councilman Allan Mansoor is looking for ways to further regulate where sex offenders may live in the city, citing a proposed policy in Long Beach he said might work similarly. City staff is studying the proposal and how it could be applied in Costa Mesa, he said. “It’s my understanding that the city of Long Beach is looking into an ordinance to further regulate where sex offenders may or may not live,” he said. “I simply wanted to find out if it was doable, and if it is, can we do it?
NEWS
By Alan Blank | April 15, 2009
Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor will run for a seat in the state legislature in 2010 and plans to formally announce his candidacy in the next few days, he told the Pilot on Wednesday. Rumors have been circulating that he had his eye on the assembly seat held by fellow Republican Van Tran since before November’s election, but in the past week or so he kicked his campaign into gear by hiring a treasurer and a consultant so that he can begin lining up endorsements and campaign funds.
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By Steve Smith | May 22, 2012
In the 10 years I have been writing about former Costa Mesa City Councilman Allan Mansoor, most of my commentary has been critical, sometimes sharply so. What I cannot criticize Mansoor for, however, is a lack of response or a lack of accessibility. Each of my requests to meet the 68th District assemblyman has been met with an immediate response, and a willingness to sit down and talk at a place and time convenient for me. That may not mean much in terms of our differences on important issues, but it is indicative of a man who is respectful and who has never been afraid to confront his critics.
NEWS
August 12, 2008
The two Costa Mesa City Council members who aren?t up for reelection this year have picked the three candidates they want to serve with in the next two years. Councilwoman Wendy Leece and Mayor Pro Tem Allan Mansoor, whose seats are safe until 2010, support incumbent Mayor Eric Bever, former Mayor Gary Monahan and Planning Commissioner Jim Righeimer. Mansoor and Leece have given the men their endorsement for the three seats that will be vacated. Mansoor, who recently won a seat on the Republican Central Committee, ran a tandem campaign with Leece in 2006 when they won both seats up for grabs.
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By Mona Shadia | December 10, 2009
Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor testified Wednesday that he was only trying to maintain a safe, orderly council meeting in January 2006 when he interrupted Benito Acosta’s speech and the activist was arrested by police. Mansoor, taking the witness stand, said he believed the Jan. 3, 2006, meeting could have turned violent when Acosta encouraged audience members to stand. “I wanted calm and order to be restored,” Mansoor said, but Acosta “was not responding.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | April 30, 2014
A bill that would require drug and alcohol rehabilitation homes to report residents' deaths passed the California's Assembly Health Committee last week. Assembly Bill 2374, introduced by Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, (R-Costa Mesa), would order the residential treatment centers to call in any resident's death within one working day and follow up with details in a written report to the state Department of Health Care Services. The reports would be required regardless of the cause of death or whether the death occurred at the rehabilitation home.
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By Jill Cowan | March 31, 2014
In a win for her opponent, Orange County Board of Supervisors candidate Michelle Steel will have to change her official occupation from "taxpayer advocate/businesswoman" to "Board of Equalization member" on the ballot, a judge has ruled. Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa), who is running against Steel for the Board of Supervisors' 2nd District seat, had alleged in a lawsuit that the Surfside resident's chosen ballot designation was misleading. Steel's role on the state Board of Equalization, which is tasked with considering tax appeals, is "quasi-judicial," the suit alleged, and that is her main job. According to a court order dated March 25, Orange County Superior Court Judge Franz E. Miller agreed.
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By Jill Cowan | March 19, 2014
What do the words "taxpayer advocate" mean to Orange County voters? What about "businesswoman?" That's what's at issue in a lawsuit Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) filed earlier this month alleging that one of his opponents in a June race for the Orange County Board of Supervisors has misrepresented herself on the ballot. Michelle Steel, a member of the state Board of Equalization, spends most of her days neither advocating on taxpayers' behalf nor running a business, a petition filed in Orange County Superior Court asserts.
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From staff reports | March 17, 2014
Diana Carey, who fought against an unpopular proposal to add toll lanes to the 405 Freeway in Orange County, has been named the 2014 Woman of the Year for state Assembly District 74. Carey, a Westminster councilwoman and the I-405 Freeway Corridor Cities representative for Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Rossmoor and her city, received the honor at a recent ceremony in the state Capitol in Sacramento....
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By Bradley Zint | February 14, 2014
Two candidates for county supervisor met in Costa Mesa on Thursday evening to debate issues ranging from taxation to immigration law. State Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) and state Board of Equalization Vice Chairwoman Michelle Steel spoke to a group of about 100 people at the Halecrest Park Swim and Tennis Club in a session organized by the Newport-Mesa Tea Party. The two Republicans are running in the June primary for the 2nd District - which includes Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Seal Beach and Huntington Beach - on the five-member Board of Supervisors.
NEWS
January 31, 2014
State Assemblyman Allan Mansoor announced Friday that he's picked up two endorsements in his run for Orange County supervisor, from Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer and Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper. Mansoor, a former Costa Mesa mayor, is seeking the District 2 supervisor seat held by John Moorlach, who will be termed out and is now running for Congress. "Allan Mansoor has experience working at the local level," Righeimer said in a prepared statement. "I'm proud to continue Allan's legacy of reform in Costa Mesa and am looking forward to working with him at the county level.
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Jill Cowan | December 4, 2013
Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry confirmed Wednesday that he plans to run for state Assembly in 2014. "It was a spontaneous decision," he said. "My wife and I were having dinner [last weekend] and she said, 'You ought to do it. The timing is good.'" Curry, a Republican, wants to represent the 74th District, a recently redrawn swath that encompasses all or parts of Newport, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine and Laguna Beach. Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) currently occupies the seat but is running for the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
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By Bradley Zint | November 21, 2013
After months of consideration, state Assemblyman Allan Mansoor made it official this week: He's running for the Orange County Board of Supervisors. The longtime Costa Mesa resident and former mayor has been mulling the decision since at least May . If elected next year, the Republican would succeed 2nd District Supervisor John Moorlach, who will be termed out of the office in January 2015. In a prepared announcement this week, Mansoor asked for funds in his effort. "I've always been the first to admit that fundraising isn't my greatest strength, and even though I've always raised enough to be competitive, I've been outspent in every election I've run," Mansoor wrote.
NEWS
July 11, 2013
I recently read that our assemblyman, Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa), voted against Assembly Bill 1323, which would have ordered a temporary halt to fracking in California. I was disappointed that he chose to help kill this modest attempt to allow further time to verify that the fracking process in California either would be OK or destructive to our water supply. Also, time should be allowed, if necessary, to finish crafting important regulations. Studies have shown the serious problems in some areas of the U.S. in which fracking destroyed deep-water supplies for humans, animals, farming and trees, etc. An article in the June 25 Los Angeles Times gives more rationale for this temporary hold on fracking.
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By Jill Cowan | May 9, 2013
State legislators may soon be asked to referee the ongoing scuffle between the city of Newport Beach and residential dock owners. Opponents of the dock fee increases are calling for a review of the way the city spends revenues generated in its management of public tidelands. They want a review by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, which investigates policy, finances and other matters and then passes recommendations on to the Legislature. Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa)
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