Tag Archive for Jim Righeimer

Foley Removed as Costa Mesa Mayor

Through outright political gamesmanship, Costa Mesa’s Katrina Foley was removed as mayor a year before she planned to run for the seat outright in a citywide election.  Sandy Genis, thought to be the swing vote on an anti-Jim Righeimer majority, has swung back and is now Mayor of Costa Mesa. From Costa Mesa’s Geoff West…

Costa Mesa Gets the Mayor it Deserves

If you haven’t heard by now, Costa Mesa has a new mayor — one with a powerful voice, ears that listen to the people, a backbone to stand up to bullies, and someone who can take a punch and counter with a powerful swing of her own.  Costa Mesa’s new Mayor is Katrina Foley and she…

Costa Mesa Fire Chief Earns State’s Top Distinction

The days of the public safety guys in Costa Mesa getting a bum rush end Tuesday with Jim Righeimer and Allan Mansoor getting the kiddie table, but let’s share this good news about the city’s fire chief. COSTA MESA.—  Fire Chief Dan Stefano received a distinguished career honor this week, as he became the 32nd…

No Trolls on City of Costa Mesa’s News Blog

The city of Costa Mesa has launched a news blog for 2016, but if you’re looking to leave comments it’s not set up for that. Here’s the news release: The city of Costa Mesa’s Communications and Marketing team has launched Costa Mesa Connected, a blog site that is intended to be a source of news…

if Loretta Runs for Senate, who runs for Congress…

If Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez does throw her hat into the ring for US Senate, just who will try to replace her in Congress? Former State Senator Lou Correa has long coveted the spot and does have a campaign apparatus in place from his recently failed attempt to win his old Board of Supervisors’ seat.  He…

Was Righeimer Kicked Off the OCTA Board?

Cotsa Mesa Council member and former Mayor Jim Righeimer was appointed to the OCTA Board last November, but when it was discovered by the County of Orange that the City Selection Committee had violated the Brown Act, so the results of the November action were cancelled.  With new mayors sworn in and a new vote scheduled…

The Skosh Monahan Boycott Ain’t Working

Leprechaun Mayor Gary Monahan

I meant to get to this story earlier in the week, but Daily Pilot columnist Barbara Venezia beat me to it (you can read her column here) but there’s a boycott of Costa Mesa Council member Gary Monahan’s bar and eatery, Skosh Monahan’s, by progressive activist Chris McEvoy who organized a Facebook page to try…