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Mailbag: Savary is a good alternative to Rohrabacher

I'm a Republican, and I am tired of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) representing me.

Commentary: Look at the changes — just what Costa Mesa needs

Our family has resided on the Westside since before Costa Mesa was incorporated in 1953, which means we have seen a great deal of change.

Commentary: Bunyan would bring needed change to the council

We endorse Chris Bunyan for the Costa Mesa City Council. Residents have been calling for change. To quote Bunyan, "So why do they keep digging up candidates from the Costa Mesa graveyard and expecting change?"

Commentary: A vote for Measure O is a vote against union control

The ideological differences surrounding Costa Mesa's proposed charter are as simple as most other Republican-Democrat issues, and the anti-charter comrades need to stop masking their motives and be honest: They want more unionization.

Mailbag: Want to improve the city? Fix the schools first

Re: "Costa Mesa's latest budget surplus: $6 million," (Oct. 8): Now the city needs to decide what to do with the surplus.

Mailbag: It's better to know council candidates' party affiliation

"Mailbag: Stop partisan city politics," (Oct. 7) makes an interesting point about not wanting to know candidates' political parties. The implication is that there is something untoward about such...

Commentary: Why I Support Newport Beach Measure Y

I am in my 20th year of service to Newport Beach. I served 10 years on the Planning Commission and am in my 10th year on the City Council.

Commentary: I have fought for fair tax policies for 8 years

I ran to represent Southern California on the Board of Equalization to change the culture at the state's most-comprehensive tax agency.

Commentary: Costa Mesa election is about trustworthiness

Whom will listen to you? Whom do you trust?

Commentary: If elected, I will defend Proposition 13

I first signed the pledge to protect Proposition 13 in 1998 as a candidate for the Huntington Beach Union High School District Board of Trustees.

Columns

Reel Critics: Lots of vitality in 'Life'

"The Book of Life" is a rip-roaring animated adventure. Producer Guillermo Del Toro also directed the unconventional fantasy "Pan's Labyrinth," which got Oscar attention in 2006.

Apodaca: Technology in the classroom is inevitable, but let's proceed cautiously

For many years now we've heard predictions that technology would transform education. But that expected transformation has evolved in fits and starts, faced major obstacles and been beset by numerous mistake-prone rollouts.

The God Squad: Treasure holy moments of connection

Q: This question is asked from a contemplative place in my heart after reading your recent column on atonement. Have you ever had a "born again" experience — where you prayed or were in the midst of praying when you actually felt God's presence, love and pardon for your sins and suddenly...

My Answer: Divorcing friend needs someone to lean on

Q: How can I help my friend? She found out recently that her husband has been unfaithful, and now he's moved in with his lover and is filing for divorce. My friend is devastated. How can I encourage her when her future looks so bleak? I feel so inadequate.

The Harbor Report: Commissioner is leaving his mark on the harbor

This week, I had a chance to catch up with one of my favorite people, active harbor user Paul Blank.

Editorials

Editorial: City should air Eastside debate

Costa Mesa City Hall recently decided not to broadcast the Oct. 2 political forum sponsored by the Eastside Costa Mesa Neighbors' Group. The city's election counsel had concerns about dedicating public funds and city staff time toward political events or activities.

Orange County toll road blues

Like many other toll roads across the nation, those in Orange County have gone cashless. Motorists who aren't equipped with a transponder are supposed to set up an online credit card account with the Transportation Corridor Agencies — their license plates are read automatically and their...

Editorial: Adams fence is a necessary evil

The school board recently made one of those unpopular but necessary decisions of the post-Isla Vista, post-Sandy Hook, post-Fort Hood, post-Aurora, post-Virginia Tech, post-Littleton, post-etc. world.

Editorial: David Stiller set a good example

Community service isn't what it used to be. You sign up for a city committee these days and you're met with brickbats and backhands, critiques and criticism, not to mention marathon meetings. Sometimes you deserve the criticism, sometimes you don't.

Editorial: You should have 'good cause' to carry a gun

As you've likely read, the Orange County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to hire 15 retired sheriff's deputies to process an increase in applications for concealed-weapons permits. They did this in response to a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that will allow more people to carry guns...

Editorial: Cheating scandal exposes unrealistic expectations

The alleged cheating scandal at Corona del Mar High School is an interesting case study in how students in one of the county's top-performing high schools responded to intense pressure to succeed. We're talking about a world where some children feel like their lives are over if they don't gain...

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