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  • 12,000 and counting like 'Newport Beach'

    12,000 and counting like 'Newport Beach'
    "I Love Newport Beach" was intended as an experiment. The Facebook page so named, which was unveiled in September 2011, was meant to be Newport Beach resident Tony Shaw's social media training. "I wanted to practice on something that nobody would see so...
  • County releases balanced budget

    Orange County has released its recommended budget for the upcoming fiscal year, with officials highlighting the document's balance and, well, lack of excitement. After weathering several years of financial volatility since 2008, county Chief Financial...
  • City might take over senior center

    City might take over senior center
    After months of strained negotiations with the Costa Mesa Senior Center board of directors, the city might take over the ailing 19th Street center sooner than anticipated. City staff issued a recommendation Friday that the City Council terminate the...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa is finally moving forward — get on board

    "If you are standing still, you are also going backwards. It takes great effort to maintain forward movement." Reed B. Markham, educator Forward movement is a plan to replace the dilapidated Costa Mesa Motor Inn — a major attractant of crime in...
  • Race for the Cure to leave Newport

    The next Race for the Cure could be the last in Newport Beach. Officials with the Orange County affiliate of Susan G. Komen told the Newport Beach City Council this week that they are frustrated with the city's misguided priorities and plan to move...
  • Last call for Newport Beach Restaurant Week?

    Last call for Newport Beach Restaurant Week?
    The fate of Newport Beach Restaurant Week has been called into question. In its current financial state, the Newport Beach Restaurant Assn. Business Improvement District cannot support the annual event, President Jim Walker told council members Tuesday....
  • The secret life of Mr. Engelhardt

    The secret life of Mr. Engelhardt
    By all rights, this interview shouldn't be that interesting. The subject teaches biology and environmental sciences at Irvine Valley College, and he plans to parlay his side passion — acoustic guitar — into a concert on campus to raise money...
  • 60th anniversary documents released

    Citing cost overruns and apparent disregard for procedures, Costa Mesa officials said Thursday that the city's 60th anniversary party last summer ended up about $84,000 in the hole. The three-day "60 & Fabulous" celebration cost some $518,000 —...
  • Art or cheaper hotels?

    Just as understanding art falls to a matter of perspective, so too does deciding how to fund it. Two Newport Beach council members disagree about whether to spend a possible $150,000 annual allocation on the arts – as the giver intended – or...
  • Commentary: O.C. is positioned to withstand drought

    Gov. Jerry Brown recently declared a drought state of emergency. His proclamation gives state water officials more flexibility to manage the supply throughout California under drought conditions. This announcement should not come as a surprise to...
  • City: Reforms are on the way following 60th investigation

    City: Reforms are on the way following 60th investigation
    For the city of Costa Mesa's part, the investigation into what went wrong during its 60th anniversary celebration last summer seems to be over, but for others, it's gaining new momentum and renewed interest. Citing the matter as an ongoing and...
  • Proposal to tackle Costa Mesa's pension debt to be considered

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday will consider a plan to take a small bite out of its pension debt by making a series of early payments that could save the city $12 million. By paying $25 million to fire department employees' pension fund faster...