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Newport mobile home park's fate: 'Our people cannot downsize. They are down.'

Newport mobile home park's fate: 'Our people cannot downsize. They are down.'

Rumors were already circulating among residents at Ebb Tide Mobile Home Park when a letter arrived that confirmed their fears.

Fair Board: Keep state fairs in public hands

The Orange County Fair Board on Thursday agreed to draft a resolution that will express the board's intent on maintaining state...

Costa Mesa council considers nearly $25M union contract today

A nearly $25 million employment contract with Costa Mesa's municipal employee union will go for City Council review Tuesday.

Newport consulting firm accuses Great Park investigators of unethical conduct

A Newport Beach consulting firm accused of non-compliance in the Great Park audit is turning the tables on investigators examining more than...

Ease traffic, hire more cops, Costa Mesa residents say

Too many palm trees. No electronic billboards. Too much development and traffic.

Bill to require rehabs to report deaths moves forward

A bill that would require drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities to report their residents' deaths has passed both houses of the state...

Costa Mesa declines to film and air Eastside political forum

Citing concerns about political neutrality, Costa Mesa's public-access television channel will not tape and air an upcoming City Council...

Fairgrounds extends swap meet contract

The Orange County Fair Board approved a contract this week with the fairgrounds' longtime swap meet operator, a move that will maintain...

Coastal Commission questions Newport on charcoal fire rings

In a letter filled with nearly two dozen questions and other demands for more information, the California Coastal Commission staff has...

Political Landscape: Council candidates to face off at OCC forum [Updated]

The next installment of the Feet to the Fire Forum, a series of political candidate debates sponsored by the Daily Pilot and Orange County...

Newport council candidate returns disputed campaign donation

Newport Beach City Council candidate Scott Peotter says he has returned a $1,100 campaign contribution to Woody's Wharf to avoid costly...

Costa Mesa preservationists to consider a more active role

Costa Mesa preservationists to consider a more active role

Costa Mesa's Historical Preservation Committee may be moving in a direction more in keeping with its name.

Newport council hopeful can be called businessman on ballot

Newport Beach City Council candidate Tim Brown will be described on the Nov. 4 ballot as a planning commissioner and businessman, despite...

Judge denies lawsuit against wording of Newport's Measure Y

Ballot language regarding proposed land development changes in Newport Beach will remain, according to an Orange County Superior Court...

Marines need donated gowns for spouses

The Costa Mesa Military Affairs Team is looking for donations of lightly used prom dresses, ball gowns, cocktail dresses and accessories for...

Public invited to meeting about general plan

Costa Mesa continues its general-plan update Wednesday with a community session focusing on public safety and noise concerns.

Relatively roomy lots proposed

Relatively roomy lots proposed

Owners of a roughly 2-acre, undeveloped parcel in Eastside Costa Mesa are proposing a new housing tract that they contend will ease...

Council candidates focus at forum on park, development and charter

Council candidates focus at forum on park, development and charter

New development, a proposed city charter, traffic and the future of Fairview Park were among the topics discussed Thursday during a Costa...

Irvine asks judge to open firm's books

The Irvine City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ask for a court order compelling a powerful consulting firm to open its books as part...

Congressman stops in for Tea Party

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) used a recent appearance at the monthly gathering of the Newport Mesa Tea Party to implore like-...

New candidate calls herself fiscally conservative

New candidate calls herself fiscally conservative

Befitting her hopes for a fiscally conservative city government, Rita Simpson doesn't plan to spend a lot money in this election.

Activist challenges candidate's ballot designation

A Newport Beach resident is challenging the description of a City Council candidate as a businessman on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Ice challenge warms hearts

Ice challenge warms hearts

Holding bright-orange buckets filled with ice water, Newport Beach community members began to count down from 10.

More Costa Mesans going lawnless during drought

More Costa Mesans going lawnless during drought

Lane and Linda Koluvek recently had a rude awakening when seeing their water bill.

Community group plans forum for council candidates

Mesa Verde Community Inc. is hosting a Costa Mesa City Council candidate forum Thursday evening.

Costa Mesa councilwomen call toll-lane ballot measure political

In Costa Mesa, even what should be a kumbaya political moment has a way of becoming contentious.

CM4RG event focuses on high-density housing

By the end of the two-hour Costa Mesans for Responsible Government information fair Thursday night, attendees' opinions about high-density...

Irvine to play host for 2015 Special Olympics

The 1984 Summer Olympics was Southern California's last huge event.

Lawsuit challenges wording of Newport's Measure Y development question

Two Newport Beach residents have filed a lawsuit challenging the language of Measure Y, a proposed amendment to the general plan that...

Newport council hopefuls debate parking, 'dock tax,' more

Newport council hopefuls debate parking, 'dock tax,' more

When Newport Beach City Council candidates gathered for their first debate on Thursday morning at the Central Library, they could all...

Fire ring bill stalled in state Senate Appropriations Committee

An Assembly bill aiming to protect fire rings in Southern California was held back in the state Senate Appropriations Committee and will not...

Political Landscape: Rohrabacher backs Righeimer for Costa Mesa council

Political Landscape: Rohrabacher backs Righeimer for Costa Mesa council

U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) has endorsed Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer's bid for reelection...

Newport readies water-use rules, education for residents, gardeners

As the Newport Beach City Council prepares to enact citywide water conservation requirements, city staff members plan to amp up their public...

Debated modern-art sculptures join concrete bunnies in Civic Center Park

Debated modern-art sculptures join concrete bunnies in Civic Center Park

Ten modern art sculptures that were blasted by some residents during City Council meetings this year will be installed near the Newport...

Sign will point way to Balboa Bay Club

The Balboa Bay Club and Resort may be an iconic spot in Newport Beach, but directing people there has always been a little tricky.

Old movie theater may be reborn as arts, events space

Old movie theater may be reborn as arts, events space

More than two decades after it closed, the Balboa Village Theatre in Newport Beach may be brought back to life.

Port Theater gets commission's OK for expanded alcohol sales

The independent Port Theater in Corona del Mar is stepping up its competition with Regal's Island Cinema movie theater at Fashion Island.

Forum for Newport council candidates Thursday

All eight candidates for the Newport Beach City Council are scheduled to appear at a free public forum Thursday morning, according to the...

Political Landscape: Leece, Snowden, Dixon back Foley for council

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Alcohol licenses to be considered by Newport Beach Planning Commission today

The Newport Beach Planning Commission is scheduled to discuss three alcohol licenses during a special meeting Monday, in addition to...

Theater's plans to be discussed by Newport Beach City Council

Council members will discuss how the Balboa Performing Arts Theater Foundation should continue to move forward with plans for the Balboa...

CM4RG to host general plan workshop on parks, traffic, neighborhoods, open space and more

Costa Mesans for Responsible Government plans to host a free event Thursday focused on the city's update to its general plan.

Weitzberg pulls out of Costa Mesa council race

Weitzberg pulls out of Costa Mesa council race

Harold Weitzberg announced Friday afternoon that he is dropping out of November's race for Costa Mesa City Council, leaving eight...

Leece to run for O.C. Water District board

Leece to run for O.C. Water District board

Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece announced this week that she is running for a seat on the Orange County Water District Board of...

Michael Glenn drops out of Newport council race

Newport Beach City Council candidate Michael Glenn announced late Thursday that he no longer plans to run for the District 1 seat.

Huntington mayor raises more than Assembly opponent

Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper has announced that, after a slow start to campaigning, he raised about $9,000 more than his opponent...

No decision on sports fields for Fairview Park, amid community controversy

No decision on sports fields for Fairview Park, amid community controversy

It was standing-room only Wednesday night for the crowd of 125 people who came to hear the fate of Fairview Park, where athletic fields...

Costa Mesa council declines to put medical marijuana law on ballot

Costa Mesa council declines to put medical marijuana law on ballot

It was called excellent law, quite possibly the best on the subject in California, even by those who have competing proposals.

Newport Councilwoman Daigle seeks water district seat

Newport Beach City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle is running for a position on the Orange County Water District board of directors this fall.

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