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  • 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...
  • Irvine Veterans Committee shifts focus to affordable housing

    The Irvine City Council is reshaping the committee dedicated to establishing a memorial cemetery in Orange County to focus on affordable housing for qualified veterans. Formed in January, the committee passed a resolution in July designating a 125-acre...
  • Commentary: Council districts won't improve representation

    The state Supreme Court recently denied review of a ruling that requires charter cities to switch to district elections based on majority-minority representation. Advocates say that holding district elections is a solution to incorporating more voters...
  • Scholars to debate 2nd Amendment in honor of Constitution Day

    Two local legal scholars will face off at Orange Coast College on Tuesday over the merits of the 2nd Amendment in celebration of Constitution Day. Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of UC Irvine Law School, will return to OCC for a fifth year to debate...
  • Mayor shows up at campaign opponents' event

    When Costa Mesa City Council candidates Katrina Foley and Jay Humphrey began their meet-and-greet Monday evening with mobile home park residents, they soon realized they had some surprise guests: one of their opponents and his allies. Mayor Jim...
  • Commentary: Protect the beach bonfire fellowship

    Our Southern California beach bonfire rings continue to be endangered by the board of directors of the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Judging by statements made by South Coast AQMD Chairman William Burke, recent changes to Rule 444 were...
  • Newport council candidates forum focuses on seniors, fire rings, traffic

    Newport council candidates forum focuses on seniors, fire rings, traffic
    Senior citizens headed for the gym and a shuttle stopped to pick up passengers Friday morning at the Oasis Senior Center, where Newport Beach City Council candidates gathered for their second major campaign forum. Answering questions based on queries...
  • Judge denies lawsuit against wording of Newport's Measure Y

    Ballot language regarding proposed land development changes in Newport Beach will remain, according to an Orange County Superior Court judge, who on Monday directed petitioners in a lawsuit to get out into the community with their opinions. Judge...
  • Costa Mesa preservationists to consider a more active role

    Costa Mesa preservationists to consider a more active role
    Costa Mesa's Historical Preservation Committee may be moving in a direction more in keeping with its name. Member Mary Ellen Goddard said at its Aug. 14 meeting that the committee, which works with the City Council and Costa Mesa Historical Society to...
  • Mailbag: City Council isn't as conservative as it claims to be

    Newport Beach's current City Council is filled with self-proclaimed Republicans — fiscally conservative, against big government — and they want to just leave people alone and keep the government out of people's lives. Or so they claim....
  • Ease traffic, hire more cops, Costa Mesa residents say

    Too many palm trees. No electronic billboards. Too much development and traffic. "Feelings of insecurity" on East 19th Street. "Listen to the people." These were a few of the sentiments shared during Wednesday's meeting regarding the updating of Costa...
  • Fair Board: Keep state fairs in public hands

    The Orange County Fair Board on Thursday agreed to draft a resolution that will express the board's intent on maintaining state fairgrounds as public assets rather than privatized properties. It will also state that the board is OK with restoring state...