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By KEITH CURRY | August 6, 2006
S.J. Cahn's column on July 27 appears to take issue with the endorsements of my campaign for City Council from former Gov. George Deukmejian and Lt. Gov. nominee Tom McClintock (Politics Aside, "Our politicos' silence deafens at concert hall"). Deukmejian was known for his fiscal discipline and for presiding over a period of sustained economic growth in our state. McClintock is one of the leading fiscal conservatives in Sacramento. I have known George and Tom for more than 30 years, and I am proud to have their endorsements and to call them friends.
NEWS
March 25, 2000
Regarding the article "Time for Plan B" (March 23), I am pleased to see reality beginning to come to light on the (in)famous airport issue. Tom Edwards' thoughts, and those of Leonard Kranser and Clarence Turner, are steps in the right direction. It was interesting to note that although, not surprisingly, the strongest vote against Measure F came from Newport Beach, only about half of the city's electorate bothered to vote at all on this measure. The message seems pretty clear: the El Toro option is not favored by the residents of Orange County, and is questionable in its support even by those in our city.
NEWS
November 1, 2000
Mathis Winkler NEWPORT BEACH -- A late contribution of $40,000 from the Irvine Co. has pushed the Measure T campaign into the black, according to a report filed with the city clerk Tuesday. While supporters of the initiative have spent $378,324 so far, the total money raised now stands at $405,061. The Irvine Co. has given $187,000 to the campaign, followed by the California Assn. of Realtors, which gave $52,000, and the Building Industry of Southern California, which gave $24,500.
NEWS
May 22, 2005
Here's an easy quiz: What do the following members of the Newport Beach community have in common? Dennis O'Neil, Jan Debay, Evelyn Hart, Phil Sansone, John Hedges, Gary Adams, Clarence Turner, John Noyes, Tom Edwards and Tod Ridgeway. Unless if you've been unusually asleep, you know that all were mayors of Newport Beach. You probably also know that they represent just some of the fine men and women who have led the city during its nearly 100 years.
NEWS
July 19, 2002
City has to accept El Toro airport has flown From reading the Daily Pilot Forum section, we are struck by the short term memory loss of those Newport Beach residents who are clinging tenaciously to the belief that an international airport at El Toro is still a great idea. Sadly, they forget that Newport Beach had a great opportunity that they let get away. When we ran for City Council against Tom Edwards, in 1994, there was a Speak Up Newport function that featured both Bill Krogerman and Tom Edwards debating the El Toro airport proposal.
NEWS
October 28, 2000
Mathis Winkler NEWPORT BEACH -- While the battle of competing measures on the Nov. 7 ballot promises to rank high on the list of most expensive campaigns in the city's history, the biggest contributor to one of the measures alone spent even more money on a previous election. The Irvine Co., which has given $147,000 to the Measure T campaign so far, forked out about $530,000 to support a 1986 ballot initiative proposing to expand Newport Center. Although the City Council had approved the expansion project, a residents' group called Gridlock challenged the project with a referendum.
NEWS
February 26, 2000
Noaki Schwartz NEWPORT BEACH -- Local reaction to the Irvine Co.'s strong criticism of the county's environmental report for the El Toro airport ran the gamut, from accusations of self-interest to relief that the company raised questions about potential problems. Irvine Co. Senior Vice President Monica Florian wrote in a letter to the county that strict noise limits must be created to protect residents in the surrounding area "if the county is to pursue the airport."
NEWS
April 29, 2000
It would be a mistake to make South County an ally While I am sure Tom Edwards' goal is to do what is best for Newport Beach, I think he is naive in thinking a truce with South County activists is the solution to stop an expansion at John Wayne. What exactly is the plan? Anti-El Toro leaders have not offered an official version, but the following has been suggested. 1. Newport Beach would be mandated to stop all lawsuits designed to help promote El Toro airport, such as the challenge to Measure F. (Edwards admits we have a good case and that Measure F will eventually be declared unconstitutional)
NEWS
March 28, 2000
AT ISSUE: A possible compromise between Newport Beach and South County that would kill El Toro and also prevent expansion of John Wayne Airport. I was encouraged by Tom Edward's willingness to meet with South County cities and attempt to put a pact together to protect both Newport Beach and South County -- it makes a lot of sense. Nobody really wants to expand John Wayne. Sure, during the heat of battle both sides made a lot of comments about John Wayne today and after 2005, but an agreement that all of us can live with will save everyone a lot of money, even the county.
NEWS
By By Alicia Robinson | January 28, 2006
Tom Edwards may have learned something about dolphins from living by the coast, but most of his recently published novel is definitely not based on Newport Beach. The book's main character, an environmental investigator who becomes entangled in an international intrigue, doesn't sound much like the author either. Edwards, 59, is a business and real estate attorney and a former mayor of Newport Beach. He has biked through France and Italy, and he pitches on a slow-pitch baseball team.
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By KEITH CURRY | August 6, 2006
S.J. Cahn's column on July 27 appears to take issue with the endorsements of my campaign for City Council from former Gov. George Deukmejian and Lt. Gov. nominee Tom McClintock (Politics Aside, "Our politicos' silence deafens at concert hall"). Deukmejian was known for his fiscal discipline and for presiding over a period of sustained economic growth in our state. McClintock is one of the leading fiscal conservatives in Sacramento. I have known George and Tom for more than 30 years, and I am proud to have their endorsements and to call them friends.
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By By Alicia Robinson | January 28, 2006
Tom Edwards may have learned something about dolphins from living by the coast, but most of his recently published novel is definitely not based on Newport Beach. The book's main character, an environmental investigator who becomes entangled in an international intrigue, doesn't sound much like the author either. Edwards, 59, is a business and real estate attorney and a former mayor of Newport Beach. He has biked through France and Italy, and he pitches on a slow-pitch baseball team.
NEWS
May 22, 2005
Here's an easy quiz: What do the following members of the Newport Beach community have in common? Dennis O'Neil, Jan Debay, Evelyn Hart, Phil Sansone, John Hedges, Gary Adams, Clarence Turner, John Noyes, Tom Edwards and Tod Ridgeway. Unless if you've been unusually asleep, you know that all were mayors of Newport Beach. You probably also know that they represent just some of the fine men and women who have led the city during its nearly 100 years.
NEWS
July 19, 2002
City has to accept El Toro airport has flown From reading the Daily Pilot Forum section, we are struck by the short term memory loss of those Newport Beach residents who are clinging tenaciously to the belief that an international airport at El Toro is still a great idea. Sadly, they forget that Newport Beach had a great opportunity that they let get away. When we ran for City Council against Tom Edwards, in 1994, there was a Speak Up Newport function that featured both Bill Krogerman and Tom Edwards debating the El Toro airport proposal.
NEWS
November 1, 2000
Mathis Winkler NEWPORT BEACH -- A late contribution of $40,000 from the Irvine Co. has pushed the Measure T campaign into the black, according to a report filed with the city clerk Tuesday. While supporters of the initiative have spent $378,324 so far, the total money raised now stands at $405,061. The Irvine Co. has given $187,000 to the campaign, followed by the California Assn. of Realtors, which gave $52,000, and the Building Industry of Southern California, which gave $24,500.
NEWS
October 28, 2000
Mathis Winkler NEWPORT BEACH -- While the battle of competing measures on the Nov. 7 ballot promises to rank high on the list of most expensive campaigns in the city's history, the biggest contributor to one of the measures alone spent even more money on a previous election. The Irvine Co., which has given $147,000 to the Measure T campaign so far, forked out about $530,000 to support a 1986 ballot initiative proposing to expand Newport Center. Although the City Council had approved the expansion project, a residents' group called Gridlock challenged the project with a referendum.
NEWS
June 7, 2000
Allan Beek, street thug? At 73, with a Caltech education on his resume', a distinction for refinement and a reputation for intelligent -- albeit sometimes caustic -- debate, Beek ended up on the wrong side of a police report last week. Mike Tyson in wingtips? Allan "The Body" Beek? The melee on the bay? Beek, a former planning commissioner whose father is considered one of the town's true pioneers, was accused of roughing up a woman who was gathering signatures outside Gelson's Market (What?
NEWS
April 29, 2000
It would be a mistake to make South County an ally While I am sure Tom Edwards' goal is to do what is best for Newport Beach, I think he is naive in thinking a truce with South County activists is the solution to stop an expansion at John Wayne. What exactly is the plan? Anti-El Toro leaders have not offered an official version, but the following has been suggested. 1. Newport Beach would be mandated to stop all lawsuits designed to help promote El Toro airport, such as the challenge to Measure F. (Edwards admits we have a good case and that Measure F will eventually be declared unconstitutional)
NEWS
March 28, 2000
AT ISSUE: A possible compromise between Newport Beach and South County that would kill El Toro and also prevent expansion of John Wayne Airport. I was encouraged by Tom Edward's willingness to meet with South County cities and attempt to put a pact together to protect both Newport Beach and South County -- it makes a lot of sense. Nobody really wants to expand John Wayne. Sure, during the heat of battle both sides made a lot of comments about John Wayne today and after 2005, but an agreement that all of us can live with will save everyone a lot of money, even the county.
NEWS
March 25, 2000
Regarding the article "Time for Plan B" (March 23), I am pleased to see reality beginning to come to light on the (in)famous airport issue. Tom Edwards' thoughts, and those of Leonard Kranser and Clarence Turner, are steps in the right direction. It was interesting to note that although, not surprisingly, the strongest vote against Measure F came from Newport Beach, only about half of the city's electorate bothered to vote at all on this measure. The message seems pretty clear: the El Toro option is not favored by the residents of Orange County, and is questionable in its support even by those in our city.
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