November 2, 2010
Voters in Newport Beach on Tuesday appeared poised to choose the familiar: the insider over the outsider; the incumbent over the challenger; and yes to a package of laws blessed by the City Council and the Chamber of Commerce. If trends seen in early returns hold, it looks as if Rush Hill will beat Ed Reno for the District 3 City Council seat, Leslie Daigle will beat Mark Tabbert for the District 4 seat, and the Measure V package of charter reforms will pass. Hill, an architect and longtime actor in civic affairs, was leading Reno by a wide margin at 10:30 p.m. District 3 represents Dover Shores and Mariner's Mile.
March 16, 2004
S.J. Cahn The first hole at the Newport Beach Country Club provided an answer Monday to one of golf's more puzzling questions, at least for those who don't own a set of clubs: Why in the world do you play? It was there, as part of the Toshiba Senior Classic's Monday Pro-Am, that foursomes and their professional partners paused for a moment, posed for pictures and blew off a little steam before trying to loft a drive over a trio of palm trees to the fairway beyond.
August 23, 2010
Rush Hill District 3 (Dover Shores, Westcliff, Mariner’s Mile) Running against Edward Reno Name: Rush Hill Age: 65 Birthplace: St. Joseph’s Hospital, Orange (second generation from Orange County) How long have you lived in Newport Beach? 35 Years Occupation: architect/local business owner Education: Tustin High School class of 1962; Orange Coast College cllass of 1964; Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, bachelor's degrees in architecture in business administration class of 1969 Previously elected or appointed positions: Elected student body president, Cal Poly, SLO; appointed education advisory staff to Gov. Ronald Reagan; appointed board member California Advisory Council on Vocational Education and Technical Training; appointed committee member West Newport Beach Study Group; appointed founding chairman, Newport Beach Economic Development Committee; appointed board member Hoag Hospital 552 Club; appointed chairman of Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce (two terms)
February 20, 2007
Rush Hill, chairman of the board of the architectural firm Hill Partnership Inc. and former Newport Beach Citizen of the Year, has become an active supporter of Vanguard University and its Vision 2010 campaign. Vision 2010 seeks to construct five new buildings on campus, strengthen academic programs and grow the endowment. Hill serves as a board director of the Vanguard University Foundation and vice chair of the development committee. Hill Partnership has been dedicated to commercial and public architecture since 1975, and has worked on many university campuses, including UC Irvine, Orange Coast College, Cal State Long Beach and UC Riverside.
June 6, 2007
The Orange Coast College Foundation expects to find a buyer for Rabbit Island, its British Columbian property, in the next few days, the foundation's Executive Director Doug Bennett said. Last week, Bennett and foundation board member Rush Hill traveled to the Vancouver area to meet with real estate brokers who have expressed interest in purchasing the island. Bennett said the foundation narrowed the field down to five candidates and planned to select a winner this week. Bennett said he foresaw an asking price of around $2 million for the property.
October 16, 2010
The Family Action Political Action Committee has endorsed Ed Reno for Newport Beach City Council. Reno, a lobbyist for drug company Allergan, is running for the city's 3 r d District seat. He's aiming to replace Councilman Don Webb, who is termed out. The endorsement comes two weeks after the California Republican Party endorsed him. Reno is running on fiscal responsibility and plans on using his political connections on the city's largest issues. His opponent, Rush Hill, is running as a Newport Beach insider.
October 1, 2010
The California Republican Party this week endorsed Newport Beach City Council candidate Ed Reno. Reno, who is running for the District 3 seat being vacated by Don Webb, has said his political connections will help him with John Wayne Airport environmental impact negotiations and other city issues. He's a lobbyist for the drugmaker Allergan. Reno is also running on a public employee pension-reform platform. "The CRP's endorsement is validation that fiscal conservatives are clearly supporting my campaign," he said in a statement.
October 12, 2010
The Newport Beach Firefighters Assn. has endorsed Rush Hill for Newport Beach's Third District City Council seat, association officials confirmed Tuesday. "He's been involved in community projects, groups and committees for over 30 years," said association president Brian McDonough. "We think he's got a good understanding of where the city is, where it's going and what it needs. " Hill, a political insider in Newport Beach, is campaigning against Ed Reno, a pharmaceutical lobbyist with ties to Orange County's Republican Party.
April 7, 2008
The newly formed Newport Beach City Hall Design Committee will meet for the first time 6 p.m. today in the Friends Room of the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. The committee will oversee and conduct an architectural design competition for a new Newport Beach City Hall. The City Council selected former Newport Beach Planning Commission Chairman Larry Tucker as the committee chairman and appointed four architects and one landscape architect to the committee March 25. The appointees are: • Andy Bowden, landscape architect • Rush Hill, architect • Walt Richardson, architect • Stephen Sandland, architect • Linda Taylor, architect For more information, call (949)
March 18, 2011
Newport Beach City Councilman Rush Hill was recently appointed to the board of directors for the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency, the joint-powers authority that oversees the 73 Toll Road. Hill and 13 other elected officials make up the San Joaquin Hills Board of Directors. As an architect and real estate consultant, Hill has worked on public-private partnerships. His clients, according to a news release, have included state agencies, school districts, universities, nonprofits and corporate organizations.