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Developer wants homes to replace tattoo, massage and car rental businesses near Harbor Boulevard

Developer wants homes to replace tattoo, massage and car rental businesses near Harbor Boulevard

A Newport Beach developer hoping to build 28 homes in place of a small commercial center off Harbor Boulevard is expected to present plans...

Newport meets water-saving goal in July

While Newport Beach reached its monthly water-reduction goal in July, the municipality still has a ways to go if it wants to meet state...

Commission agrees to replace Fairview Park trail

Commission agrees to replace Fairview Park trail

Costa Mesa parks commissioners agreed Thursday that a paved trail in Fairview Park needs to be replaced but in a way that doesn't harm a...

College district shrinks OCC plans: less student housing, no hotel

Coast Community College District officials have cut back on their expansion plans for Orange Coast College, scrapping a proposal for an on-...

Fairgrounds' smoking policy gets mixed reaction

The limited-smoking policy at the fairgrounds in Costa Mesa seems to have earned mixed grades.

Sanitary District board pay increases to $295 a day

A 33% pay raise for the Costa Mesa Sanitary District board of directors took effect Monday.

Bark Park to close temporarily

Costa Mesa officials are temporarily closing the Bark Park next week for maintenance. The 2-acre, off-leash dog park at 890 Arlington...

California Supreme Court to hear lawsuit over plans to develop Banning Ranch

The California Supreme Court has decided to hear arguments in a lawsuit between Newport Beach and a preservation group fighting to prevent...

Frequent watering of new park raises questions in Newport Beach

Frequent watering of new park raises questions in Newport Beach

On a typical day, the newly planted lawn at Newport Beach's upcoming Marina Park on the Balboa Peninsula is watered five to eight times,...

Should voters have a say on some city projects? Groups take sides in Costa Mesa

Two Costa Mesa organizations have taken opposite stands on an effort to require voter approval for some new development projects.

Newport officials protest flier's 'health advisory' about development planned for Banning Ranch

Newport officials protest flier's 'health advisory' about development planned for Banning Ranch

Newport Beach officials are taking issue with a flier proclaiming an "urgent health advisory" that is being circulated in opposition to...

Residents are willing to raise taxes for desalination, water district survey finds

Residents are willing to raise taxes for desalination, water district survey finds

How much might Orange County residents be willing to pay in extra property taxes to pay for a steady supply of desalinated water?

Planners say no to big, lighted sign at Fountain Valley-Costa Mesa border

Planners say no to big, lighted sign at Fountain Valley-Costa Mesa border

After a litany of complaints from Costa Mesa residents, the Fountain Valley Planning Commission agreed Wednesday that a proposed 79-foot-...

Long-moored catamaran may now be a short-timer in Newport Harbor

Long-moored catamaran may now be a short-timer in Newport Harbor

When Newport Beach businessman Chris Welsh asked harbor commissioners in 2011 to consider mooring his colossal catamaran named Cheyenne,...

Newport City Council says no to Peotter censure over gay-marriage criticism

The Newport Beach City Council decided Tuesday night after two hours of discussion that Councilman Scott Peotter should not face formal...

Would you pay $89 more a year for a desalination plant? Water district gets answers

Are Orange County residents willing to support an $89 annual property tax increase to help pay for building a desalination plant in...

Plans for big, lighted sign at Fountain Valley-Costa Mesa border are back and neighbors aren't happy

Plans for big, lighted sign at Fountain Valley-Costa Mesa border are back and neighbors aren't happy

A proposed electronic billboard in Fountain Valley near the 405 Freeway is raising concerns in Costa Mesa for a second time this year,...

Costa Mesa hires new public information officer

Costa Mesa city officials have named a public relations professional and former journalist as the city's new public information officer.

Bill calls for housing for disabled at Costa Mesa center

A recently signed state bill will permit portions of the Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa to be used for new housing for the...

Newport's Councilman Peotter, who criticized gay marriage, could face censure from peers

Newport Beach Councilman Scott Peotter could face a written reprimand from his colleagues during a meeting Tuesday, a month after he...

Amateur artist uses Costa Mesa officials as models

Amateur artist uses Costa Mesa officials as models

Lynn Talmon believes in the power of doodling.

DA's office clears ex-Newport official in gift investigation

The Orange County district attorney's office said this week that it had found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing by a former high-ranking...

No farmers market at Eastside church, Costa Mesa decides

Following a public hearing that pitted Eastside Costa Mesa neighbors against one another, the City Council on Wednesday denied a church's...

Costa Mesa sober-living group fined

City code enforcement has fined a Costa Mesa sober-living business for allegedly hosting unpermitted group-counseling sessions in a Westside...

Apartment developers will pay new fee for parks in Costa Mesa

The Costa Mesa City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to establish a new fee on developers of apartments.

Leinart football league to pay Irvine $63,000 in back fees for field use

A local youth flag football league has agreed to pay the city of Irvine more than $60,000 after city officials determined that the for-...

Approval of farmers market appealed by Eastside Costa Mesa resident

An Eastside Costa Mesa resident has appealed the Planning Commission's approval of a farmers market near her home.

Newport doesn't cut its water use enough in June; Irvine Ranch also falls short

Newport Beach failed to meet water-reduction mandates in June and is facing increased scrutiny from state water officials.

Newport Bay's high copper levels could force boaters to change paint

Newport Bay's high copper levels could force boaters to change paint

In an effort to reduce copper levels in Newport Bay, a regional water-quality agency is looking to limit the type of paint that boaters...

Newport chamber's Citizen of the Year award a pleasant surprise for winner

Newport chamber's Citizen of the Year award a pleasant surprise for winner

When Paul Watkins stepped into the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club on Wednesday morning, he thought he was meeting with a few fellow members...

Lido Marina Village farmers market to move to McFadden Square

McFadden Square, at the base of the Newport Pier, will be the new home of a farmers market that for years has operated at Lido Marina...

Surfing ban: Newport favors giving lifeguards more discretion over blackball time

Surfing ban: Newport favors giving lifeguards more discretion over blackball time

Newport Beach lifeguards could soon have more control over the time when surfing is prohibited along the city's beaches.

Newport council to consider easing 'blackball' rules, moving farmers market

A Newport Beach City Council study session Tuesday will include discussion about easing "blackball" rules along parts of the city's beaches.

State may fine sanitary district more than $500,000 over sewage spills

State authorities have fined the Costa Mesa Sanitary District more than $500,000 in connection with two sewage spills that released tens...

Irvine's Mayor Choi running for state Assembly

Irvine's Mayor Choi running for state Assembly

Irvine Mayor Steven Choi has entered the 2016 race for a spot in the state Assembly.

Costa Mesa OKs two housing developments

Costa Mesa OKs two housing developments

The Costa Mesa City Council has approved 16 new homes for Mesa Verde and the Eastside.

Sober-living business loses bid for permit because of parking

The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday voted to deny a request that a sober-living business be allowed to hold group counseling sessions...

Petition seeking a direct vote on Costa Mesa development is making the rounds

Costa Mesa activists have begun circulating a petition in an effort to have new major developments face a vote of the people instead of just...

State looking into complaint about PAC

A state agency confirmed Tuesday that it is investigating whether a political action committee active in November's Newport Beach City...

Councilwoman will hold meeting to review Newport's July 4th activity

Newport Beach Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon and city staff will present a review of the Fourth of July weekend festivities on the Balboa...

Irvine votes to display 'In God We Trust'

Following the lead of several cities in Orange County and hundreds around the country, the city of Irvine will display the national motto...

Neighbors Helping Neighbors help neighbors

Neighbors Helping Neighbors help neighbors

A revived community group helped fix up a pair of Westside Costa Mesa homes Saturday morning, thanks to private funding and an army of...

Newport leaning toward repairing Balboa Island seawalls

Newport leaning toward repairing Balboa Island seawalls

The Newport Beach City Council indicated during a study session Tuesday that the aging seawalls along Balboa Island will be repaired but...

Costa Mesa council to hear appeal from sober-homes operator

The Costa Mesa City Council plans to hear a sober-living operator's appeal Tuesday to host group counseling at a Westside office building...

Costa Mesa council to review I-405 widening project report

Costa Mesa will be affected by several construction projects under a planned 405 Freeway widening project that includes new toll lanes,...

Fairview Park event will focus on preservation

A group of Fairview Park activists are hosting a free event Saturday designed to promote preservation of the land.

Democratic Clubs forum will focus on education

The Democratic Clubs of Coastal Orange County will host a community forum to discuss Common Core state standards, student loan debt, the...

Visiting boaters will get temporary anchorage near Lido Isle, council decides

Visiting boaters will get temporary anchorage near Lido Isle, council decides

Residents who live near the Turning Basin in Newport Harbor will soon notice a few more boats on the water outside their homes.

Newport will pay group homes $5.25 million settlement

The seven-year lawsuit between three group homes and Newport Beach over the city's ordinance regulating recovery homes has ended in a multi-...

Newport council says it's for diversity as residents bash councilman over same-sex marriage comments

Newport council says it's for diversity as residents bash councilman over same-sex marriage comments

After more than two hours of discussion about a councilman's recent controversial statements regarding same-sex marriage, the Newport...

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