Gary Mendoza

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Looking Back: 2009 Orange County Deaths

    ​Turn on the weepy, string ensemble music: It's time for us to look back on the year that (almost) was and remember some of the figures from Orange County who have left us. There was unexpected tragedy, there were some suspicious circumstances, there were rich legacies... there's even the possibil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Former Surf City Mayor, State Insurance Commissioner Candidate Wes Bannister Dies

    Wes Bannister​Wes Bannister, who'd been a Huntington Beach city councilman and mayor and ran unsuccessfully three times for state Insurance Commissioner, died last night after a lengthy illness. He was 73.Clockwork recalls Bannister as one of those Republicans not generally found in Orange County. ... More >>

  • News

    October 17, 2002

    Gary Mendoza: Consumer-Rights Warrior?

    A daily reporter endorses GOP candidate for insurance commissioner

  • News

    March 7, 2002

    Slim Pickins

    Hold your nose and vote for these few good candidates