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  • Sober-living law withstands legal challenge

    A federal judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Costa Mesa's new law restricting sober-living homes in single-family neighborhoods discriminates against recovering drug and alcohol addicts.
  • Commission OKs Balboa Island condo ban

    The Newport Beach Planning Commission took steps Thursday to once again ban condominium development in the residential areas of Balboa and Little Balboa islands. Commissioners voted 4-0 to reinstate a zoning code amendment that prohibits condos....

    City asks court to dismiss sober-living lawsuit

    Costa Mesa's attorneys have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that claims a new city ordinance discriminates against recovering drug addicts and alcoholics. The lawsuit, filed in November by Solid Landings Behavioral Health, which runs...

    Sober-living home operator pleads not guilty to breaking Costa Mesa law

    Costa Mesa is pursuing a criminal charge against a sober-living home operator accused of violating city law by hosting too many recovering addicts at one house. Carrie Heckel, founder and chief executive of Serenity Shores Recovery Center, pleaded not...

    Lawsuits accuse Costa Mesa of discrimination with sober-living rules

    Two lawsuits filed in federal court this week allege that the city of Costa Mesa discriminated against recovering drug and alcohol addicts by crafting regulations meant to drive them out of town. The plaintiffs say Costa Mesa ordinances unfairly...