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  • Venezia: Hopefuls and their land-use stances

    On June 25 I wrote about Jean Watt and the organization she co-founded, Still Protecting Our Newport (SPON), attempting to wake up residents and rally them against the city's efforts to update the land-use element amendment to the General Plan. Watt...
  • 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...
  • Senate committee OKs fire ring bill

    An Assembly bill that aims to protect fire rings in Southern California has passed out of a legislative committee. The Senate Committee on Natural Resources unanimously approved Assembly Bill 1102 on Tuesday. It will go to the Senate Appropriations...
  • Planners propose stricter rules on long-term motel stays

    Costa Mesa city planners voted this week to recommend stricter standards for long-term occupancies at nearly all city motels, a move that affordable housing advocates warned will harm those who rely on the properties as a last stop before homelessness....
  • O.C. Grand Jury again calls for ethics commission

    O.C. Grand Jury again calls for ethics commission
    Despite being dismissed as an “irresponsible and wasteful” proposal by officials last year, the Orange County Grand Jury has again called for the creation of an ethics commission. The grand jury in a report released this week recommended...
  • Irvine council rejects changes to Friendship Cities program

    A split vote of the Irvine council this week sent proposed amendments to the city's suspended Friendship Cities program back to the city manager's office for revisions. The changes pertained to a country's human rights record and came about in...
  • Council agenda includes city charter

    The Costa Mesa City Council will begin the 2014-15 fiscal year Tuesday with a busy agenda that includes deciding whether to place a proposed city charter on the November ballot and add security cameras at Fairview Park and other city facilities. After...
  • Council to consider rules on speech

    The Costa Mesa City Council is scheduled Tuesday to consider ways that public speakers may be removed from the chambers if their conduct is deemed overly disruptive. These behaviors run the gamut from swearing to being seen as simply repeating what...
  • Commentary: Mayor's opponents overlook improved Westside

    Re: "Proposed project hopes to lure young professionals to Costa Mesa's Westside," (June 21): It was a pleasant surprise to read that after all these years the Argo-Tech industrial site has found a suitable project that complies with the spirit and intent...
  • 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...
  • Injuries pile up for understaffed Costa Mesa Police Department

    Eight months ago, a Costa Mesa police officer pulled up to an Eastside grocery store. Four teenagers had tried to steal liquor, and employees called for help in restraining them. Inside, one of the kids reached for the officer's service gun. Another...
  • Commentary: Shine a light on neighborhood task force

    The Preserve Our Neighborhoods Task Force can be a good thing if it brings together neighbors, including the sober-living residents, to find a way to work out problems. Nothing good will come of a task force that is used to divide people as it operates in...