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  • Newport consulting firm accuses Great Park investigators of unethical conduct

    A Newport Beach consulting firm accused of non-compliance in the Great Park audit is turning the tables on investigators examining more than $200 million in project expenditures. Stu Mollrich, principal at Forde & Mollrich, the firm given a contract...
  • Bill to require rehabs to report deaths moves forward

    A bill that would require drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities to report their residents' deaths has passed both houses of the state Legislature and faces Gov. Jerry Brown for final approval. Assembly Bill 2374, introduced by Assemblyman Allan...
  • Costa Mesa council considers nearly $25M union contract today

    A nearly $25 million employment contract with Costa Mesa's municipal employee union will go for City Council review Tuesday. The roughly 200-member Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. ratified the contract last month, but the deal still faces two public...
  • Apodaca: Topic of sexual assaults on campus finally receiving proper attention

    A friend once told me about a horrendous experience she had as a teenager. She had liked a young man, a popular athlete, but when they were alone together he pushed her to the floor. Her head struck a table, and while she was dazed, he raped her. Years...
  • Apodaca: Best approach to teen drinking is murky

    Several years ago while on a Baltic cruise, my family and I enjoyed a two-day stop in beautiful St. Petersburg. Since it was Russia, I naturally expected to see some vodka. Here's what I didn't expect: My sons, then 17 and 13, were continually offered...
  • Newport Beach police took hotel freebies for favors, lawsuit claims

    Newport Beach police took hotel freebies for favors, lawsuit claims
    A former parking control officer said he was fired from the Newport Beach Police Department for reporting that senior officers were receiving free suites, spa days and alcohol from a high-end hotel in exchange for favors, according to a federal lawsuit....
  • Costa Mesa repeals anti-solicitation law

    Costa Mesa repeals anti-solicitation law
    The Costa Mesa City Council this week repealed a law that banned day laborers from actively soliciting work on city streets. The council unanimously agreed Tuesday night to scrap the ordinance without discussion. Costa Mesa's anti-solicitation law,...
  • Court rules against visitors bureau in lawsuit

    An Orange County Superior Court jury has rejected the Costa Mesa Visitor and Conference Bureau's $5.1-million lawsuit against an Irvine-based marketing firm, according to court records. The bureau alleged a breach of contract in the July 2012 lawsuit,...
  • Bias complaint filed against CdM

    The Orange County Equality Coalition has filed a complaint with the state accusing Corona del Mar High School of discriminating against an organization that offers support to gays and lesbians. The coalition alleges in a Department of Education filing...
  • Law firm at heart of suit is raided

    Prosecutors last week raided a law firm being sued by Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer and Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger, according to published reports. The Orange County district attorney secured a warrant last week and searched the Upland office of...
  • Commentary: We must act to protect Proposition 13

    The sheer volume of legislation flowing through the state Capitol at any given time can be overwhelming — Gov. Jerry Brown signed 800 bills into law this year alone. But if there's one issue Californians should know about if they own or plan on...
  • Planners seek stricter home definition

    A split Costa Mesa Planning Commission this week recommended changes to the city's zoning code that may aid in enforcement actions against rehabilitation homes serving too many tenants. Commissioners Colin McCarthy, Robert Dickson and Jeff Mathews voted...