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Identities revealed of state lawmakers who attended Hawaii conference

Irvine's Wagner among names revealed of lawmakers who attended Hawaii conference

Twenty-five state lawmakers flew to Maui in November to attend a conference that was partly funded by a group of special interests, but it...

Few sober-living homes apply for permit as deadline nears

For scores of sober-living homes in Costa Mesa, the clock is ticking on acquiring a new first-come, first-served permit that will allow them...

House bill could produce savings on customs services at JWA

A House bill backed by three members of Congress from Orange County would make John Wayne Airport a designated port of entry, meaning...

Diverse set of candidates vie for vacant 37th state Senate district seat

The head seat in the Sacramento office for the 37th state Senate district might be empty now, but at least four candidates are vying for the...

Police pensions, park survey on Costa Mesa council's agenda

The Costa Mesa City Council is scheduled to discuss a host of topics Tuesday, including a community survey on Fairview Park development...

City seeks members for various commissions

Newport Beach is accepting applications to fill vacancies on seven city boards and commissions.

Costa Mesa seeks members for city committees

The Costa Mesa City Council is accepting applications from residents to fill seats on seven committees and the newly established Senior...

Fairview Park committee meeting canceled

Wednesday's meeting of the Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee has been canceled because of a scheduling conflict, according to...

Mayor highlights Irvine's successes

Citing an array of statewide and national recognition for civic and business success, with only cursory mention of traffic congestion and...

Smoking at the OC Fair? Only in certain places, board decides

Smoking at the OC Fair? Only in certain places, board decides

The Orange County Fair Board ratified a new smoking policy Thursday, a decision that was greeted with praise from anti-smoking advocates but...

Study warns of pension problems but workers' group decries backers' conservatism

A study by a Tustin-based think tank recently ranked Costa Mesa near the top of California cities facing financial strain for their...

Newport, shopping center owner settle property dispute

The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday approved a settlement with Lido Partners that ends a yearlong dispute over property access at...

Living at a Costa Mesa motel? You can stay, for now

Living at a Costa Mesa motel? You can stay, for now

An Orange County judge Wednesday expanded the number of people exempt from a Costa Mesa law that bans most long-term stays in local motels.

Newport Beach considers putting water jetpacking out to sea at today's study session

Newport Beach considers putting water jetpacking out to sea at today's study session

Gracie Henley gripped the handles on her jetpack in an attempt to steady herself as water shot out of two spigots at the bottom of the pack.

Political Landscape: Moorlach to hold grand opening of campaign headquarters

 Former Supervisor John Moorlach, who is running for the state Senate's 37th District in a special election to replace Mimi Walters,...

Water conservation is vital despite steady supply, official says

A Mesa Water District official spoke on the state of the district Thursday morning, stressing that Costa Mesa is well-positioned to...

 Robert Thomas Jr., Pearl Harbor survivor and ex-O.C. official, dies at 95

Robert Thomas Jr., Pearl Harbor survivor and ex-O.C. official, dies at 95

Robert Thomas Jr., Orange County's first chief administrative officer and one of its handful of remaining Pearl Harbor survivors, has died...

Study: Majority of recent veterans not adjusting well

Study: Majority of recent veterans not adjusting well

A survey released Thursday contends that a majority of post-9/11 Orange County veterans feel "significantly underprepared" for civilian life...

Costa Mesa City Council approves D.C. trip for mayor

The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday agreed to send Mayor Steve Mensinger to a conference in Washington, D.C., with the caveat that he...

Balboa Peninsula bars won't have to close at 11 p.m., Newport official says

Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon hoped to make one thing clear Tuesday night.

Political Landscape: Righeimer declines to discuss Israel trip

Political Landscape: Righeimer declines to discuss Israel trip

Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer recently returned from Israel, but he has not commented on whether he traveled with Republican...

Costa Mesa may send mayor to D.C.

Costa Mesa city officials are looking to send Mayor Steve Mensinger to a conference in Washington, D.C., as the city's representative.

Political Landscape: New endorsements in state Senate race

Two candidates for the 37th state Senate district race have received new endorsements.

Court ruling in Woody's Wharf dancing case may have statewide effects

Court ruling in Woody's Wharf dancing case may have statewide effects

A California court's opinion that the Newport Beach City Council violated municipal code in an appeal involving a popular Balboa Peninsula...

Costa Mesa officials report higher-than-expected revenues

Costa Mesa city officials reported greater-than-anticipated revenue streams coming into city coffers during a Tuesday study session.

Mayor wants survey on Fairview Park use

Costa Mesa Mayor Steve Mensinger wants the city to conduct a "community consensus survey" to gauge interest on the future of Fairview Park.

Newport cuts residential dock fees by up to half

Residential dock fees in Newport Beach are being substantially reduced – some by as much as half – under a plan the City Council...

Dock fee reduction on agenda for Newport Beach City Council

A proposal to reduce dock fees for residential pier owners by 2 cents per square foot will go before the Newport Beach City Council on...

Newport mayor calls for civility, unity in council, community

Newport mayor calls for civility, unity in council, community

As Newport Beach rebounds from a contentious campaign season that resulted in a substantial changing of the guard on the City Council, Mayor...

How to spend Costa Mesa's budget, surplus: Special meeting Tuesday

The Costa Mesa City Council will discuss budget matters in a special study session Tuesday.

How safe is biking, walking in Costa Mesa? New panel will assess issues

The Costa Mesa City Council this week approved the creation of a committee that will evaluate conditions for people who walk and bike in the...

Political Landscape: A liberal walked into a conservative's bar ...

Dan Chmielewski sat alone, glass of red wine in hand, around 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Skosh Monahan's, awaiting the other invited guests. The...

Newport Beach City Council thinks about its priorities for upcoming year

Over the next several months, the Newport Beach City Council will prioritize future capital improvement projects, allotting funds for...

Newport council sets review, priority session Saturday

The Newport Beach City Council will hold its annual planning workshop Saturday morning.

Dancing is OK again at Woody's Wharf, court says

Dancing is OK again at Woody's Wharf, court says

Eight months after an Orange County Superior Court judge upheld a City Council ban on dancing at Woody's Wharf, patrons of the popular...

Irvine animal shelter head resigns after euthanasia moratorium, public criticism

Irvine animal shelter head resigns after euthanasia moratorium, public criticism

Senior Administrator Michelle Quigley resigned Thursday as head of the Irvine Animal Care Center amid a City Council review of shelter...

'Like a bad drug trip': Which version of Newport council's meeting will fly?

'Like a bad drug trip': Which version of Newport council's meeting will fly?

Allusions to hallucinogenic drug use, flying fictional creatures and a dead rock 'n' roll icon peppered the debate Tuesday night among...

New candidate in race for state Senate

A Laguna Niguel woman has entered the race for the state Senate seat representing the 37th District, according to county registrar data.

Fairview Park committee meeting on sports fields canceled

City officials have canceled a meeting next week that was expected to include discussion about adding sports fields in Fairview Park in...

Lower dock fees possible, but move could backfire

The Newport Beach City Council took steps during a study session Tuesday afternoon that could eventually decrease dock fees for...

 Vintage car museum gets green light from Costa Mesa planners

Vintage car museum gets green light from Costa Mesa planners

Costa Mesa planning commissioners unanimously signed off Monday night on plans to turn a Westside industrial site into a vintage car...

Bigger cities' votes counted in Costa Mesa's loss of OCTA board seat

In a last-minute switch-up, Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Jim Katapodis upset Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer's brief tenure on...

Sober-living law withstands legal challenge

A federal judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Costa Mesa's new law restricting sober-living homes in single-family...

Mobile home park conversion on council agenda

The Newport Beach City Council meeting Tuesday may represent the last round in a fight between mobile home park residents and a company...

Commission OKs Balboa Island condo ban

The Newport Beach Planning Commission took steps Thursday to once again ban condominium development in the residential areas of Balboa and...

O.C. fair limits smoking during some events

 The Orange County Fair Board approved changes Thursday to the fairgrounds' smoking policy, though some vendors warned that banning...

Can councilmen who sued police union negotiate with managers? Foley wants A.G.'s opinion

For more than a year, a lawsuit filed by two Costa Mesa councilmen against the police officers union has prevented them from negotiating the...

Costa Mesa library project clears early hurdle

The Costa Mesa City Council unanimously approved a design contract Tuesday night that will help convert the Neighborhood Community Center...

Glare from Fountain Valley sign could affect Costa Mesa homes

Glare from Fountain Valley sign could affect Costa Mesa homes

A 74-foot electronic billboard proposed for a parcel near the 405 Freeway in Fountain Valley is raising concerns about its potential...

New council seeks insight on Civic Center costs

Before Newport Beach embarks on any other building projects, the City Council wants to review how the controversial Civic Center project got...

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