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  • 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.
  • 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. The signatures gathered for the ARRO Initiative, or Act to Restrict and Regulate the Operation of Medical...

    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...