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  • Medical pot proposal closer to the ballot

    The Costa Mesa city clerk certified a medical marijuana initiative Tuesday, bringing the proposal to permit dispensaries one step closer to voters.
  • Costa Mesa places limits on sober-living homes

    The Costa Mesa City Council gave final approval Tuesday to an ordinance that will place new limitations on sober-living homes, potentially forcing some of them to close. Supporters contended that the law would address an over-concentration of the...

    Commentary: Why I will not vote to reelect the mayor

    I've watched and written about Mayor Jim Righeimer since he arrived in Costa Mesa from Fountain Valley. Here are a few of the reasons I will not vote for him for City Council: • He doesn't listen to the people. Even worse, he institutionalized the...

    Commentary: I have fought for fair tax policies for 8 years

    I ran to represent Southern California on the Board of Equalization to change the culture at the state's most-comprehensive tax agency. On the board, I have fought to protect taxpayers from overly aggressive tax collectors, to support transparency and...

    Diverse views among Costa Mesa council hopefuls

    Diverse views among Costa Mesa council hopefuls
    This Nov. 4, two seats are open on Costa Mesa's five-member City Council, and of the men and women vying for the coveted spots, two are already well-known, though politically opposite: Mayor Jim Righeimer, who is up for reelection, and school board...