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  • Mansoor's rehab home bill clears committee

    A bill that would require drug and alcohol rehabilitation homes to report residents' deaths passed the California's Assembly Health Committee last week. Assembly Bill 2374, introduced by Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, (R-Costa Mesa), would order the...
  • Moorlach aims to make COIN ordinance countywide

    Costa Mesa's Civic Openness in Negotiations, or COIN, ordinance could soon be tested on a bigger stage, Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach said Tuesday. Near the end of this week's board of supervisors meeting, he told colleagues that he hopes to...
  • 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...
  • Planners limit long-term stays at motel

    Planners limit long-term stays at motel
    Citing conditions ranging from hoarding and vermin infestation to broken window screens, the Costa Mesa Planning Commission on Monday night unanimously agreed that a Newport Boulevard motel has been operating as a public nuisance. During a series of...
  • Veterans cemetery at the Great Park?

    Veterans cemetery at the Great Park?
    When American Legion Chaplain Bill Cook peered through the chainlink fence at the windswept landscape — stripes of concrete marking a scrubby field framed by dark green foothills in the distance — he remembered the Phantoms. The fighter jets...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: I will not apologize for likening mayor to a dictator

    During the Costa Mesa City Council meeting April 15, Mayor Jim Righeimer used his bully pulpit — a sadly appropriate term in this case — to vilify me and four others by name for a comment I wrote as part of a thread on Facebook and for their...
  • 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....
  • City: Reforms are on the way following 60th investigation

    City: Reforms are on the way following 60th investigation
    For the city of Costa Mesa's part, the investigation into what went wrong during its 60th anniversary celebration last summer seems to be over, but for others, it's gaining new momentum and renewed interest. Citing the matter as an ongoing and...
  • Morningside ends another legal fight

    A Newport Beach-based chain of rehabilitation centers that had been under fire from state regulators for years has agreed to pay a $75,000 settlement and limit its control over residents in its sober-living homes. Until Tuesday, Morningside Recovery had...
  • Silver lining in Dover Drive project

    For residents near Dover Drive, the ongoing construction on their street has a silver lining. Though they have suffered through delays in the sewer replacement project, new medians and landscaping are being planned for the street when the replacement is...
  • Commentary: Killer whales deserve to swim free

    Last month, Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) introduced a groundbreaking bill in regards to orcas, also known as killer whales, in captivity in California. This bill is the first of its kind and, if passed, will prohibit the public display of...