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  • 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...
  • Council contracts security firm to run city jail

    The Costa Mesa City Council voted late Tuesday night to outsource its jail after a judge earlier in the day denied a request to block that move. The council's 4-1 decision, with Councilwoman Wendy Leece dissenting, approved a contract with G4S...
  • It's A Gray Area: Criminals need lawyers, for the sake of our judicial system

    So many times I hear the question: "How can defense attorneys defend those criminals — particularly if you know they are guilty?" The answer is at least four-fold. First, and quite fundamentally, the 5th and 14th amendments to the Constitution...
  • Teacher in molestation case pleads not guilty

    A high school teacher who authorities said posed as a teenage girl and solicited nude photos from more than 100 boys has pleaded not guilty to 60 felony charges, court records show. Zachary Reeder, 30, of Orange, pleaded not guilty Friday at the...
  • 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...
  • Lohan checks in and out of Newport clinic (corrected)

    Lohan checks in and out of Newport clinic (corrected)
    Actress Lindsay Lohan violated her probation Thursday by leaving a Newport Beach rehab facility, where she was to begin 90 days of treatment in a reckless driving case, prosecutors said. Mark Heller, Lohan's attorney, told Los Angeles County Superior...
  • Fight Club OC: 'Repo Ric' nearly steals show

    Fight Club OC: 'Repo Ric' nearly steals show
    COSTA MESA — On a night Fight Club OC celebrated its first card with professional women mixed martial arts and boxing bouts, a man who called himself "Repo Ric" tried to steal Thursday's show. He came dressed in as much glitter you see during a...
  • Fired police dispatcher sues city, police chief

    A former Newport Beach police dispatcher claims in a lawsuit that she was sexually harassed by the police chief, discriminated against and wrongfully terminated. As is common, the city and Police Department are also named as defendants in the suit,...
  • It's A Gray Area: It's time to take back America's moral high ground

    President Obama has recently renewed his plans to try to close our military prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, and has also promulgated new guidelines for our government's use of drones to assassinate people in places like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen....
  • It's A Gray Area: Government is not the road out of poverty

    The road to success for communities struggling with poverty is generally not hard to find, or even to travel. All it requires is a firm reliance upon yourself instead of government. To drive that point home, candidly ask yourself what government has...
  • Same-sex marriages performed in O.C.

    Same-sex marriages performed in O.C.
    This article has been corrected. See note below. Jan Mabie and Beth Syverson sat outside the courthouse in Santa Ana about 6:30 a.m. Monday, waiting for a marriage license. By 8 a.m., Mabie, dressed in a green shirt and slacks, and Syverson, who...
  • Men plead guilty in real estate scam

    Men plead guilty in real estate scam
    A Costa Mesa man and three Irvine men were convicted of defrauding hundreds of victims in a multistate real estate scam, authorities said Thursday. Justin Dennis Koelle, 23, of Costa Mesa, and Jacob John Cunningham, 26, and John D. Silva, 28, both of...