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  • Council OKs permissible-conduct law

    An ordinance that would regulate permissible conduct at public meetings in Costa Mesa could have faced a torrent of harsh criticism. But City Council members rendered moot part of the opposition's argument by saying they were willing to remove a...
  • Abortion protests return to Dover Shores

    Abortion protests return to Dover Shores
    A group of anti-abortion protesters returned to a Newport Beach neighborhood twice this week, prompting complaints from residents that police aren't doing enough to shield them from the demonstrations. Neighbors along Antigua Way in the Dover Shores...
  • Commentary: End the assault on low-income motel tenants

    Saturday's front page story, "Proposal: apartments in place of Motor Inn," reporting that the owner of the Costa Mesa Motor Inn wants to replace its motel rooms with luxury apartments is an ominous sign of things to come, but not surprising. In the past...
  • Irvine officials debate whether to debate veterans cemetery

    It didn't take long before the gloves came off at Tuesday's Irvine City Council meeting. Comments about a proposed veterans cemetery made by Councilman Larry Agran during opening announcements quickly devolved into a 10-minute, point-of-order squabble....
  • From the Boathouse: Safe Boating Week a useful reminder

    Ahoy! Did you know that National Safe Boating Week begins Saturday and ends May 23? This is a week of safety awareness for recreational boaters with the goal of educating and reminding them to be safe and responsible on the waterways — an...
  • Political Landscape: O.C. Bar rates judicial candidates

    Though the Newport Beach-based Orange County Bar Assn. does not formally endorse judicial candidates, it does evaluate them and issue ratings voters can use as a guide in making their choices. The four ratings reflect whether the bar finds a candidate...
  • Commentary: Why residents want to 'draft Duffy' for City Council

    With no offense to Diane Dixon versus Michael Glenn, or Michael Toerge versus Scott Peotter, or even Tim Brown versus Roy Englebrecht, we may soon have a Newport Beach City Council race to watch. On Wednesday, the "Draft Duffy" movement will start with a...
  • Petitioners seek action on rehab homes

    A Costa Mesa group is pushing for greater City Hall action to address problems associated with rehabilitation homes in residential areas, though city officials counter that some assertions in its petition are false and not all of the demands are legally...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Harbor Report: Toss in your hat for Harbor Commission

    I have quite a bit of information to pass along this week regarding the harbor and Newport Beach. This information is best combined with participation and making your concerns heard. First is the change on the Harbor Commission. Three of the harbor...