Whew. What an election!
I just had a run-in with Costa Mesa City Code Enforcement, and to my surprise, the encounter was quite pleasant.
We would like to defend the bunny rabbits in civic center park.
I'm sitting in the airport and I have a few minutes before I need to catch my flight home from my first couple of days in Sacramento as an Assembly member-elect.
Councilman-elect Scott Peotter wants to get rid of Newport Beach's concrete bunnies. He says he's never met anyone who likes them. I would be happy to meet Peotter.
Councilman-elect Scott Peotter's initial plan upon taking office is to get rid of the concrete bunnies in the upper reaches of the Newport Beach Civic Center park.
*This post has been corrected, as noted below.
Re. "Councilman-elect Peotter: Newport Civic Center 'bunnies' should go," I am resting much easier this morning, knowing that my relatives in Newport Beach are in the hands (figuratively)...
Try and rebuff a child's please-please-please plea for a dog.
The city of Newport Beach's coastal development permit for charcoal-only fire rings is on hold, a city spokeswoman confirmed.
When the song "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" was written in 1932, little did Depression-era Americans understand the prescience of the somewhat-creepy warning, "He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake."
Q: Our paper ran a story recently about the pastor of one of our local churches who's been forced to resign because he got caught in an extramarital affair. How could this happen? Aren't people like this supposed to be a good example to others? — Mrs. T.B.
Every year at Thanksgiving time, I try to put some deeper meaning into the easily generalized list of people and things for which I'm thankful.
Winter has to be approaching, because I just picked up my collection of Christmas Reyn Spooners from the dry cleaners and received the names of award recipients from around the harbor.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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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