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By Brianna Bailey | February 10, 2010
Five days into his bid for the Newport Beach District 3 City Council seat, candidate Steve Young has already labeled his opponent Ed Reno as a lobbyist for big business. Reno answered back by calling Young two words that some consider the equivalent of political cooties this election year: “Obama delegate.” With two candidates now vying for outgoing Councilman Don Webb’s seat, the race is officially on. Young, an attorney with a practice in Irvine, said Tuesday that, if elected, he would help create jobs by making Newport a more inviting place for small-business owners.
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July 7, 2001
Mathis Winkler NEWPORT BEACH -- Don Webb hopes his life will become a lot simpler come Wednesday. On that day -- Webb's 62nd birthday -- he'll call it quits as Newport Beach's public works director after 33 years with the city. "I don't have to wear a pager," Webb said, sitting in his office Monday. "I don't have to go to City Council [meetings] on Tuesday nights." He won't have to go for a while, at least. Webb said he would like to return in a somewhat different capacity by November of 2002.
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Byron de Arakal and Lolita Harper | July 11, 2002
COSTA MESA -- Councilman Gary Monahan said Wednesday that he will seek election to a third term on the City Council, ending weeks of speculation over his local political future. Monahan, who up until last month had been saying he wouldn't run again, said launching a campaign for a third council term "was a tough decision that my wife and I had to come to grips with." But he said he believes the city is at a critical point in its history and that he wants to ensure the city "stays on an even keel without leaving behind what makes Costa Mesa desirable."
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December 9, 2004
S.J. CAHN A proposed policy change in Costa Mesa City Hall seems to be getting more ink than it deserves. "Appointment policy may face changes," a Pilot headline (or hedeline, as we learned to write it at Missouri) screamed out Wednesday, across the paper and above the fold. In many ways, it is a story that will interest the die-hard City Hall watchers greatly and leave most folks thinking, "Yeah, whatever they want to do." There might be more interest in whether the Supreme Court decides to allow wine sales across state lines.
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By: Alicia Robinson | August 4, 2005
Now that Chris Cox is a private citizen again and people can be open about their ambitions to replace him in Congress, a new set of potential candidates is getting the chance to be coy. While state Sen. John Campbell is chasing the House seat, others are eyeing the vacancy he'll leave if he wins. Just like the Congressional candidates before there was an official opening there, Senate hopefuls have equivocated because no one's sure there's a seat to run for. Huntington Beach Assemblyman Tom Harman is definitely in the race.
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December 18, 2003
S.J. CAHN Costa Mesa's political future came into fairly clear focus during an unexpected series of events over the past two weeks or so. First, Councilwoman Libby Cowan named Mirna Burciaga as her replacement for an outgoing Parks and Recreation commissioner, Kelly Feldman. Burciaga is best known for questioning the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's handling of English-language learners. Her complaints brought a federal investigation, which in part led to the district's creation of a more systematic approach to the problem.
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October 8, 2006
It may sound naive to suggest that a single City Council election truly can represent a turning point for a community, but that is exactly what this fall's Costa Mesa City Council election will do. Depending on whom voters choose, the city will continue in the direction it has been headed for the past two years — toward fear, divisiveness and discord — or it can return to a more moderate, considered and, yes, reasonable philosophy of...
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By Mona Shadia | October 12, 2009
The Newport Beach City Council is expected to vote unanimously at tonight’s regularly scheduled meeting in favor of an ordinance that would close a loophole on term limits. The ordinance, which passed the seven-member council unanimously Sept. 22, is coming up for a second reading. It closes a loophole created by a 1992 ordinance that left open the possibility of a council member resigning his or her seat before their four-year term had expired, but running again for two more terms.
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By Alicia Robinson | August 31, 2006
The Orange County GOP's endorsements committee made recommendations Monday on which nonincumbent candidates and issues to support, and several locals made the first cut. To get the endorsement, they still have to pass muster when the full party central committee votes Sept. 18. That's where Newport Beach City Council candidate Jack Wu apparently made a misstep: After getting the recommendation of the subcommittee, he announced that it "endorsed" him. Apparently journalists and English professors aren't the only ones who split hairs over such things.
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By Bradley Zint | December 4, 2013
Supervisor John Moorlach, who gained political recognition in 1994 when he raised concerns about the vulnerability of Orange County's investment pool during his campaign for county treasurer, announced Wednesday that he plans to run for Congress. The county declared bankruptcy in December of that year. The former county treasurer-tax collector said he will seek the 45th Congressional District seat being vacated next year by U.S. Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine), who plans to retire.
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