May 7, 2008
The Ocean View School District board didn’t censure anyone at its meeting Tuesday. As it turned out, trustee John Briscoe failed to submit all the proper documents to bring a censure vote against the board’s own president, Debbie Cotton. But Briscoe’s motion against Cotton, and the heated discussions that followed, laid bare animosities that have colored board meetings for months — even years. “We’re going through budget cuts right now,” board member George Clemens said at the meeting.
May 15, 2008
It’s tough to tell when the John Briscoe vs. the Ocean View School District feud began, but it’s quickly veering into Rosie vs. Barbara territory. In other words, it’s silly, petty and the school board members are embarrassing themselves. Perhaps it started just before Christmas, of all times, when Briscoe got into a goofy spat with the school district over his website, www.oceanviewschooldistrict.org . What was the issue? Well, school officials were alarmed that his website used the district’s logos and other graphics that might confuse some folks that his website was the district’s official domain.
October 26, 2011
Huntington Beach has been halved, and two halves do not make a whole! The California Citizens Redistricting Commission has cut our city in half, with two state senators representing our bifurcated city ( "Redistricting changes 2012 electoral battles," Aug. 18). The result of this will be a smaller focus on the larger city. Senate candidates will pay the same attention to Huntington Beach as Midway City. In other words, not much. The every-10-year political redistricting has resulted in a strange twist of fate that abandoned the city of Huntington Beach.
August 27, 2010
Name: John Briscoe Age: 57 Birthplace: Altadena Residence: 6812 Glen Drive, Huntington Beach Occupation: broker and small business owner with wife Education: master's of business administration, Claremont Graduate University, Peter Drucker School of Business; MPA Cal State Long Beach; bachelor's degree in psychology and speech communicaton from Cal State Long Beach ...
July 27, 2000
FOUNTAIN VALLEY -- The incumbents for seats on the City Council and Fountain Valley School District board plan to fight for their positions in the fall. Two seats will be available on the council in November, with Councilmen Larry Crandall and Chuck Conlosh up for reelection. Both seats are for four-year terms. Both men have said they plan to run again for office. Three other residents -- Doug Henry, Mark McCurdy and John Briscoe -- have also indicated their council interest by pulling candidacy papers at the city clerk's office.
October 30, 2009
Supt. Alan G. Rasmussen of the Ocean View School District is expected to make a report at Tuesday’s school board meeting about the district’s review of Maya Angelou’s controversial book “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” The district pulled the book off its shelves and sent it to its instructional review committee after a community member complained about the book’s subject matter, which includes rape, teen pregnancy and child molestation. Westminster resident and former Westminster School District Trustee Judy Ahrens and Ocean View School District Trustee John Briscoe also approached the City Council this month to ask for the book’s removal from middle school shelves.
December 19, 2007
The Ocean View School District has a problem with one of its own trustees’ websites, but an agreement between both sides has postponed the dispute for now. Officials complained Trustee John Briscoe’s website, www.oceanviewschooldistrict.org , looked too much like the official school board’s website and might confuse viewers. But a news release this week from the district said he and school board President Debbie Cotton agreed not to clash over the site right now. “Mr.
April 24, 2008
The Fountain Valley School District Board of Trustees voted to liquidate an assistant superintendent position to free up budget space for music and science programs Thursday. District Supt. Marc Ecker said the district was forced to trim $1.6 million from its 11 elementary and middle schools because of California’s across-the-board budget cuts. The district will not replace Assistant Supt. Carl Dane’s position when he retires, instead dividing his responsibilities among other staff.
September 8, 2010
Name: Brian Joseph Rodden Age: 46 Birthplace: Philadelphia Residence: Huntington Beach Occupation: account executive Education: bachelor's degree from St Joseph’s University, 1986 Experience as an educator: none Previously elected or appointed positions: none Community organizations you belong to: Ocean View Little League Why should constituents...
November 2, 2011
Huntington Beach Mayor Joe Carchio said he is strongly considering running for the newly formed 72nd Assembly District but hasn't officially declared his candidacy. Carchio plans to appear along with other potential candidates at a Nov. 17 forum hosted by the Fountain Valley Republican Assembly. Assembly President John W. Briscoe said he hadn't initially planned to invite Carchio, but asked him to attend when a source informed him that the mayor intended to run. Carchio, reached by phone Wednesday, acknowledged that he would appear at the forum but said he had yet to formally launch a campaign.