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  • Motel operators discuss concerns

    Costa Mesa motel operators aired a litany of concerns Friday afternoon over a proposed ordinance that would charge them for police calls past a certain threshhold. Councilwomen Wendy Leece and Sandy Genis hosted the meeting with city staff in the city's...
  • Congressmen question costs, mission of Wildlife Services agency

    Congressmen question costs, mission of Wildlife Services agency
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's inspector general will investigate a federal agency whose mission is to exterminate birds, coyotes, mountain lions and other animals that threaten the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers. The investigation of U.S....
  • Senior center headed for 'fiscal crisis'

    It was a lavish evening at the posh Center Club, a Gatsby-themed affair 10 months in the making. The private, South Coast Metro venue was replete with flappers, generous silent-auction gift baskets, live music, a faux casino and hors d'oeuvres. Nearly...
  • Motels to pay for excess police calls

    Motels to pay for excess police calls
    Motels and hotels in Costa Mesa that draw "excessive" amounts of police attention will now have to pay for the extra trouble. The City Council passed the Excessive Use of Resources Ordinance on Tuesday after a second reading, with a majority —...
  • Ackerman probe closed without fine

    A state watchdog agency has closed an investigation into a former state senator accused of improperly lobbying legislators on behalf of the Orange County Fair Board. In a letter sent to Dick Ackerman last month, the Fair Political Practices Commission...
  • Commentary: Policy on motels could lead to lawsuits

    The article in Thursday's Daily Pilot gives a fairly comprehensive report on the City Council's action regarding charging motels for excessive calls from the Costa Mesa Police Department ["Motels to pay for excess police calls"]. However, there are two...
  • The God Squad: Can we explain the roots of hatred?

    Q: Why is there anti-semitism? What is it about the Jewish culture that causes this to occur? — B., via godsquadquestion@aol.com A: You've asked me why some people hate other people, and I wish I could answer you in a way that might both explain...
  • Dan Joyce no longer employed by Costa Mesa

    Costa Mesa Public Affairs Manager Dan Joyce, who was put on leave last year after the city's 60th anniversary celebration went over budget, is no longer employed by the city, an official confirmed to the Daily Pilot on Monday. The circumstances of...
  • Supervisors debate COIN-like ordinance

    Orange County supervisors on Tuesday debated implementing an ordinance aimed at increasing transparency in labor negotiations, but voted unanimously to put off a decision until next month. Supervisor John Moorlach proposed the measure, which was modeled...
  • Lawsuit against police union may proceed

    An Orange County Superior Court judge has cleared the way for evidence gathering in a lawsuit filed by two Costa Mesa councilmen against the police union. That means a past president of the Costa Mesa Police Assn. and partners from its former law firm...
  • Planners again postpone motel decision

    Planners again postpone motel decision
    Costa Mesa planners delayed their effort to examine two city motels Monday night, with city officials saying that the matter isn't quite ready for public dissemination. The Planning Commission's unanimous vote marked the five-member body's third...
  • City moves to replace problem motel

    City moves to replace problem motel
    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday voted to get the ball rolling on a plan that would demolish one of the city's so-called problem motels and replace it with a new apartment complex. Four council members — Councilwoman Sandy Genis dissented...