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  • Newport officially seeks U.S. high court's help

    Newport Beach on Thursday officially submitted a request for the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether an ordinance discriminates against residents of sober-living homes. The petition is the latest move in a legal battle that has been waged since...
  • Mailbag: It's time to disband the Fairview Park committee

    The recent happenings at Fairview Park are classic examples of how the desire of people to maintain Fairview Park for passive use stands in direct conflict with the requirements of big government. The problem is that government cannot grow if it doesn't...
  • Court refuses to dismiss workers' case against city

    An Orange County Superior Court judge rejected Costa Mesa's request Monday to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the City Council's effort to outsource municipal services. The decision could move the longstanding lawsuit closer to trial. The Costa Mesa...
  • Molestation suspect to stand trial

    A Newport Beach pool cleaner used his job and positions at two churches to gain the trust of boys he later molested and used in child pornography, according to testimony from police and an alleged victim. After more than five hours of testimony Thursday,...
  • Council to consider rules on speech

    The Costa Mesa City Council is scheduled Tuesday to consider ways that public speakers may be removed from the chambers if their conduct is deemed overly disruptive. These behaviors run the gamut from swearing to being seen as simply repeating what...
  • Volunteer, injured during rescue search, suing one of the missing hikers

    Volunteer, injured during rescue search, suing one of the missing hikers
    A volunteer who suffered a severe spine injury while he helped search for a pair of missing hikers last year has sued the young woman he was trying to help find. The lawsuit filed this month on behalf of Nick Papageorge alleges Kyndall Jack put her...
  • Council OKs permissible-conduct law

    An ordinance that would regulate permissible conduct at public meetings in Costa Mesa could have faced a torrent of harsh criticism. But City Council members rendered moot part of the opposition's argument by saying they were willing to remove a...
  • Mailbag: Politicians mischaracterize the police association's role

    Over the past four years, we have heard the terms "public employee unions" and "union bosses" ad nauseam. Our local politicians and their most fervent supporters have deftly used these terms to suggest that Costa Mesa Police Department employees are cogs...
  • Costa Mesa man sentenced for child porn, bomb materials

    Costa Mesa man sentenced for child porn, bomb materials
    A Costa Mesa man pleaded guilty this week to charges that he had an illegal stash of child pornography, dozens of guns and materials to make a bomb. On Monday, an Orange County Superior Court judge sentenced Baylor Maggenti, 67, to one year in jail...
  • Costa Mesa to revisit public prayer policy

    Costa Mesa to revisit public prayer policy
    Costa Mesa's city attorney will review the City Council's prayer policy in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the constitutionality of a New York town's practice to have predominantly Christian prayers at public meetings....
  • Lawsuit: Firm hired P.I. who tailed officials

    A law firm that represented Costa Mesa's police association allegedly admitted that it hired a private investigator in 2012 to catch a member of the City Council in "a compromising position," according a lawsuit filed last month. If accurate, the...
  • Master shipwright Dennis Holland dies

    Master shipwright Dennis Holland dies
    Dennis Holland, a master shipwright who in his last years of life battled city officials over whether he could restore a 72-foot boat in his Newport Beach yard, has died. He was 68. At home with family, Holland lost his battle with prostate cancer...