Tag Archive for Katrina Foley

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…

Trump Rally in Costa Mesa: Lies on Stage; Violence in the Lot

Where to begin.  Eventual Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump came to Costa Mesa last night and delivered an ADD-fueled rambling speech loaded with red meat for his supporters and light on facts.  But the appearance and lies were secondary to the protest and violence outside of the OC Fairgrounds. Trump tweeted that 31,000 people attended…

Kamala Harris’s OC Endorsements Flip for Sanchez in Senate Race

There’s no doubt that Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez’s campaign is picking up steam; last Spring, Attorney General Kamala Harris announced a handful of Orange County endorsements for Senate.  Word today from the Sanchez campaign that a number of those endorsements have flipped to Sanchez. Here’s the press release: Local Orange County Leaders Switch Endorsements From Kamala…

Good Winners and Bad Winners

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

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…