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No Trolls on City of Costa Mesa’s News Blog

Costa Mesa City Hall (Photo: City of Costa Mesa)

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…

Rep. Loretta Sanchez and Dot Deleon (2011)

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?

Councilman Jim Righeimer - Costa Mesa, Photo: Chris Prevatt

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…

Good Winners and Bad Winners

Bao-Nguyen

Years of coaching kid sports, for both boys and girls, is something I’ll always cherish.  I love winning as much as any coach does, but I’ve always found there are life lessons to be taught that hopefully carry over into young adulthood (and some of kids who played ball for me have graduated college already…

Our Election Hangover Blues

Badge - 2008 election

Election day was tough on Democrats.  What made it especially tough was the lack of turnout.  If Democrats go to the polls, even in this Red County, we can be competitive and do well.  While all the ballots are not yet counted, turnout was down.  Way down. For those Republicans who won, hardly a mandate…