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  • Council to continue motel discussion

    The Costa Mesa City Council is scheduled Tuesday to examine a proposed ordinance that would place more restrictions on motels that want to house long-term occupants. Last month the Planning Commission recommended the new guidelines, which would...
  • The fading of the Grand Canal

    The fading of the Grand Canal
    On Balboa Island, residents take pride in their quaint shops, rival banana stands and picturesque ferry service. But the watery channel that cuts through it, called the Grand Canal, doesn't quite fit that image. Sure, the water still reaches high levels...
  • Commentary: The SAT adapts to modern times

    The high school experience includes several rites of passage for students: getting a driver's license, going out on a first date and taking the SAT. Now the SAT journey has just gotten a little smoother. The College Board, the organization behind the SAT...
  • Commentary: Dock tax opponents say watch out incumbents

    This November presents Newport Beach taxpayers with a chance to return fiscal restraint back to city government. I took a 20-year break from civic affairs until 18 months ago, when city leaders chose to raise taxes — which they termed fees —...
  • Commentary: Prop. 13 reform would make state even less competitive

    April 30 is California's Tax Freedom Day, the day when taxpayers can stop working for the government and start working for themselves. This year Californians have worked nine more days than the national average, and six more days than we did last year...
  • Planning Commission reviews motel limits

    The Costa Mesa Planning Commission examined a proposal Monday evening that could significantly reduce the number of allowable long-term motel tenants. Because the city has largely met its most recent requirement to provide affordable housing, "it is no...
  • Mansoor's rehab home bill clears committee

    A bill that would require drug and alcohol rehabilitation homes to report residents' deaths passed the California's Assembly Health Committee last week. Assembly Bill 2374, introduced by Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, (R-Costa Mesa), would order the...
  • Moorlach aims to make COIN ordinance countywide

    Costa Mesa's Civic Openness in Negotiations, or COIN, ordinance could soon be tested on a bigger stage, Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach said Tuesday. Near the end of this week's board of supervisors meeting, he told colleagues that he hopes to...
  • Political Landscape: Assembly veterans committee supports O.C. cemetery

    A bill that would allow the establishment of a state veterans cemetery in Orange County earned unanimous support in the Assembly's Veterans Affairs Committee, the bill's author, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), announced. The bill is...
  • Editorial: Will the threat of big fines force better beach access?

    California's historical guarantee of public access to the shoreline has been under increasing attack in recent years, as oceanfront property owners try to ignore the fact that their glorious private views come with a public responsibility. In 2007,...
  • Commentary: Bullying can have lethal consequences

    "I got this really cool hat yesterday, see? Isn't it awesome?" "Yeah, its really awesome. Why is it in your backpack and not on your head, though?" "These kids in my class, who always make fun of me, said it was a stupid hat and that I look gay."...
  • Commentary: Newport shows how costly charter cities are

    Having a city charter is like hosting a leech — you have to keep feeding it whether you want to or not. That's my conclusion after analyzing Newport Beach's charter experience. Here's what I found. (This is drawn from the charter history included...