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  • 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...
  • 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. FPPC communications director Jay Wierenga wouldn't say what the investigation is about, but it comes...
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer addresses UCI Law grads

    Sen. Barbara Boxer addresses UCI Law grads
    A corner of UC Irvine's Aldrich Park turned into a place of celebration as 114 students gathered for UCI Law's fourth commencement ceremony on Saturday. These students rejoiced in the completion of their law studies and each received their Degree of...
  • Proposal to ban water jetpacks heads to Newport council

    The fate of water-propelled jetpacks at the Newport Beach harbor may be decided at the City Council's meeting Tuesday. The council is expected to vote on an ordinance that would ban such devices in the harbor. If Councilman Keith Curry, who was absent...
  • From the Boathouse: Proposed law takes fun out of boating for kids

    Ahoy! Mayday, all boaters. It is time to grab your proverbial pitchforks and head north to the state capitol. I do not know what to say except that the "save the children" cry from our state Legislators has gone too far with AB 638. You may not know...
  • Commentary: In fairness, Congress must require collection of out-of-state sales taxes

    In California and across the country, businesses create jobs, enrich communities and power America's economy. Unfortunately, when it comes to ensuring that all businesses are treated fairly and equally under the law, Congress has checked out. It's...
  • Irvine considers repeal of living wage ordinance

    Irvine city leaders will consider repealing the living wage ordinance that requires contractors doing big business with the city to pay a minimum wage higher than state law requires, and extend that minimum to employees of the company working throughout...
  • 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...
  • No more red-light cameras, says Assemblyman Harper's new bill

    State Assemblyman Matthew Harper (R-Huntington Beach) has introduced a bill to prohibit the installation of red-light cameras, a move that he says would improve safety and traffic flow on California streets. Harper's legislation, Assembly Bill 1160,...
  • House bill could produce savings on customs services at JWA

    A House bill backed by three members of Congress from Orange County would make John Wayne Airport a designated port of entry, meaning potential savings for the airport, airlines and passengers because JWA would no longer have to reimburse the federal...