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  • Reader Report: Max von Strobel had the right idea for creating O.C.

    Reader Report: Max von Strobel had the right idea for creating O.C.
    The official date of Orange County's incorporation is Aug. 1, 1889. If you dig deeper, you'll discover it could have happened nearly 20 years earlier.
  • Marijuana initiative signatures turned in to force city OK or a vote

    Medical marijuana dispensaries could return to Costa Mesa if a proposed referendum wins City Council or voter approval. Organizers of the ARRO Initiative, or Act to Restrict and Regulate the Operation of Medical Marijuana Businesses, submitted 11,080...

    Harper's Cove smaller lot sizes win Costa Mesa council approval

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday approved a pre-zoning ordinance that would allow a planned Eastside development to have smaller lot sizes than some neighbors wanted. The 13-home tract, preliminarily named Harper's Cove, was finalized to have 6,...

    Costa Mesa OKs $24.7 million employee contract

    The Costa Mesa City Council signed off on an employment contract with the city's largest employee union Tuesday, ending more than a year of negotiations. Under the $24.7-million pact with the Costa Mesa City Employees Assn., new hires will come in under...

    Scholars debate the meaning of the 2nd Amendment

    Two legal scholars went head to head over the legality of gun regulations Tuesday at Orange Coast College. Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, argued in favor of allowing the government to regulate firearms, consider banning citizens...