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  • Move could remove city from sports facility

    Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees will consider refunding Costa Mesa's contribution to the creation of a sports facility at Costa Mesa High School during their meeting Tuesday night. Such a move by the board could mean that the city would...
  • Mailbag: Oreo the swan is an island mystery

    Mailbag: Oreo the swan is an island mystery
    My friends and I spotted Oreo (as we have fondly named it because it looks like a cross between Pearl and Rupert, our former island swans) June 4 on our morning walk around Balboa Island — and subsequently on June 5, 6 and 7. It seems to favor the...
  • Commentary: Stop the charter city madness

    Just a few months ago, Costa Mesa held a charter election that cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. After hearing all the arguments, voters rejected a risky move to change our fundamental form of government. Although a resounding 60% of...
  • Schools budget gets preliminary OK

    As the school district's chief business official likes to put it, the budget has "weathered the storm" of the recession. Paul Reed, who also serves as Newport-Mesa Unified's deputy superintendent, on Tuesday presented the district's balanced,...
  • Apodaca: Admissions policies are not the real problem

    Last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding (sort of) affirmative action in higher education probably won't register a jot here in California, where race-based preferences were banned by voters in 1996. But inequality in education remains a...
  • Mesa Water District responds to report, critics

    Amid recent media reports and public scrutiny over developing changes at the Mesa Water District, its board president elaborated on the state of the district in a recent public speech. President Jim Fisler told attendees of a Costa Mesa Chamber of...
  • Leece seeks review of business taxes

    Costa Mesa's business license tax seems poised again for City Council discussion. Following Councilwoman Wendy Leece's request Tuesday afternoon for the Finance Advisory Committee to examine the annual tax, its members decided to wait for council...
  • Athletic facility refunding OKd

    Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees Tuesday unanimously approved refunding Costa Mesa's contribution to the creation of a sports facility at Costa Mesa High School. The decision leaves the city with no claim over the sports facility and all-...
  • Commentary: Trepidation about the markets is understandable

    Here we sit at market highs. So why doesn't it feel like it? Why doesn't it feel wonderful and fulfilling and wealth-related? I can't tell you. You see, for each of us this feeling is a little bit different, the scars heal at a little different rate,...
  • The Crowd: Community works for KidWorks

    The Crowd: Community works for KidWorks
    The first annual KidWorks Classic Golf Tournament took over the greens at Aliso Viejo Country Club this week, raising more than $90,000 for the educational enrichment programs of an Orange County organization that impacts the lives of underprivileged...
  • City fights to keep $2.5 million from state

    Costa Mesa officials are pushing back against the state's demand that they return a $2.5 million loan doled out to the city's Redevelopment Agency. Costa Mesa's RDA was dissolved last year along with similar agencies statewide. The closures were part...
  • Commentary: Newport built a civic center of which we can be proud

    With completion of the Newport Beach Civic Center, the city of Newport Beach has a civic landmark in which it can take pride. The move from the ugly, crumbling, crowded City Hall that served this city for so many years has finally taken place. In the...