Tag Archive for Newport Beach

Hillary Clinton will announce her bid for President Sunday

The Washington Post is reporting that former Secretary of State and former US Senator Hillary Clinton will announce her bid for the Democratic Party’s nomination as President on Sunday.  The news has been anticipated for quite some time, but Clinton will make it official on Sunday. From the Post: The announcement via social media and…

The Disrespecting Republicans and Obama’s OC Visit

Irvine Council member Beth Krom likes to tell the story about when President George W. Bush visited the city when she was mayor.  While she probably opposed every single policy of that occupant of the White House, he was greeted by the mayor warmly and with great respect.  She also showed a class photo of…

OC Cities make Top 100 “Best Places to Live” List

Several Orange County cities make the list of the Top 100 places in the US to live according to Livability Magazine. Anaheim comes in at #28.  Irvine checks in at #36, Fullerton is #48, Santa Ana and Orange at #93 and #94 respectively, with Costa Mesa checking in at #99. Critera is housing, economics, healthcare,…

AQMD’s Next Move: Banning wood-burning fireplaces in homes

Last week the Air Quality Management District Board voted 7-6 to issue a new rule banning beach fire pits within 700 feet of homes. AQMD Staff indicated that standing around a beach fire pit is equivalent to breathing the air from 3 diesel trucks or 800 cigarettes. The new regulations will coincidentally cause the removal of fire pits from Newport Beach, the ONLY city that has been advocating for their removal.