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Foley to challenge Moorlach for senate seat

Fair Game Tom JohnsonYesterday, February 4, Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley announced her intentions to run for California State Senate District 37.

Foley, in November, became the first directly elected citywide mayor of Costa Mesa. 

In her run, Foley will challenge incumbent and fellow Costa Mesa resident John Moorlach, who was elected to the seat in March of 2015.

“I am running  to champion our issues unique to Orange County. We sure could benefit from a leader with the relationships in Sacramento and focus on the issues that working families most care about, including a living wage, quality affordable health care and housing, clean and safe communities, and schools modernized and sufficiently funded to allow their children to reach their potential,” Foley said.

Following the announcement, Foley received endorsements from newly elected U.S. Congressman Harley Rouda and State Assembly member Cottie Petrie-Norris.

The election is still nearly two years away.

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Bond king Bill Gross is calling it quits after some 40 years in the business. Gross has spent the last four years at Janus Henderson Global Unconstrained Bond Fund.  His performance there measured far short of the success he previously had in his years at PIMCO.

Gross will now focus on giving through the charitable fund he operates with his two children.

His personal net worth is estimated to be $1.5 billion after a divorce from his wife that forced him to spilt assets.

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The City of Newport Beach is calling for entries for its “Invitational Sculpture Exhibition,” or as we know it, Art in the Park. “Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit artworks for consideration for a 

temporary exhibition at the site.” The temporary exhibition lasts two years. 

Ten pieces will be selected.

The sculpture garden resides opposite City Hall on the hill, and attracts visitors and residents throughout the year.

If you’re interested in submitting a piece, here you go.

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Nothing says Newport Beach history like John Wayne. Tomorrow night, February 6, at 7 p.m., Sherman Library & Gardens will present the classic movie Rio Bravo, starring the Duke himself, with Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson.

Yup, that Ricky Nelson, famous from Ozzie and Harriet.

The event is free and open to the public. They’d like you to RSVP to 949.673.1880 or online at

Prior to the showing, there will be a brief talk about John and Pilar Wayne and their ties to Newport Beach.

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It’s that time again to register for the 36th Annual Spirit Run scheduled for Sunday, March 17. The Spirit Run affords any and all schools the opportunity to raise money. And this year, all participants will receive St. Patrick’s Day medals for participation.

To register, go here. You get 15 percent off fees if you do it by February 10 and use the code LUCK.

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