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  • Newport councilman being investigated by state political practices panel

    The state Fair Political Practices Commission has opened an investigation about Newport Beach City Councilman Scott Peotter, the agency said Tuesday.
  • Judge dismisses sober-living lawsuit against city

    A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Costa Mesa on Tuesday, ruling that the city's law placing new limitations on sober-living homes is not discriminatory. Judge James V. Selna wrote that Solid Landings Behavioral Health, which operates several...

    Political support for medical marijuana begins to waft away

    A proposed law to return medical marijuana dispensaries to Costa Mesa lost traction Tuesday, as City Council members took turns expressing their reservations about trying to regulate the drug and its distribution. During an informal study session...

    State officials react to UCI flag controversy with constitutional amendment

    State lawmakers Monday announced plans to introduce an amendment to California's constitution that would bar state-funded colleges and universities from banning the American flag on school property. The announcement comes two days after a five-member...

    Proposed medical marijuana ordinance back before Costa Mesa council

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday will review a draft ordinance that could permit medical marijuana storefronts to return to the city. The law is a revised version of an earlier one spearheaded in August by Councilman Gary Monahan, which was widely...