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  • Group calls off hotel lawsuit

    Citing rising costs, a local political action committee has requested to end its lawsuit against the city, city council members and others regarding the Back Bay Landing project. The group, Stop the Dunes Hotel, filed its suit March 14 in Orange...
  • Police association asks court to dismiss lawsuit

    An Orange County Superior Court judge heard oral arguments this week on motions that could potentially strike a lawsuit filed against Costa Mesa's police union, its former law firm and a private investigator. On Monday, in their respective anti-SLAPP...
  • Charter committee OKs outsourcing language

    The Costa Mesa Charter Committee voted Wednesday evening to support an initiative that would allow the city to outsource most services. Eleven members voted in favor of including outsourcing in the proposed charter, which would require voter approval....
  • O.C. may create map showing dangerous, vicious dogs

    Orange County may soon have a Megan's Law-style website for dangerous dogs. The website probably would list the addresses of homes where dogs deemed to be dangerous or vicious are being kept, along with a description of each animal and how it got into...
  • Council votes to pursue 14-acre parcel

    Despite residents' requests for a delay, Costa Mesa is moving forward with its plan to annex a 14-acre piece of county land squeezed between the city's Eastside border and Newport Beach Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night to start a seven-...
  • Costa Mesa considers billing motels for police

    Costa Mesa considers billing motels for police
    At a meeting this week, Costa Mesa city officials discussed one of the latest attempts to address excessively problematic motels: charging them for the trouble. On Tuesday night, four members of the City Council — Councilwoman Wendy Leece left the...
  • Residents worry about traffic, lights from CdM stadium

    Residents living near Corona del Mar High School are becoming increasingly concerned about the effects a newly funded school stadium could have on their quality of life. Increased traffic, parking issues, trash, lighting and vandalism were a few...
  • From the Boathouse: Honoring heroes by the harbor

    Ahoy! "The war to end all wars" ended Nov. 11, 1918, when Germany signed the armistice agreement and surrendered to the Allies on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The war didn't offically end until June 28, 1919, when the Treaty of...
  • Commentary: Newport trash outsourcing should go to voters

    Newport Beach is unique. We have seven villages and Newport Coast. We have the most prestigious golf club in America. We have beaches, harbors, parks and now we even have a hugely overpriced Civic Center. We have a grand variety of celebrities that...
  • A fight for the right to party

    A fight for the right to party
    In a county dominated by the need to drive, a few Newport Beach spots offer late-night revelers something rare: a walkable nightlife. One of these clusters of restaurants and bars lies on the Balboa Peninsula, near the Newport Pier. Patrons have come...
  • Redefinition could help regulate rehab homes

    The Costa Mesa City Council introduced an ordinance this week that could help the city's enforcement efforts against problematic rehabilitation homes. The council gave an initial 4-0 vote on the ordinance's first reading Tuesday night. Councilwoman...
  • Mailbag: Newport can't afford city trash haulers

    I believe that the underlying motivation to farm out trash collection to an independent vendor is to eliminate paying pensions to retiring city employees. Recently, Newport Beach negotiated retirement benefits with its employees. A new matrix was...