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  • Commentary: Bluffs incident shows effectiveness of police unit

    A city can offer stunning vistas, an array of things to see and do, playgrounds for its children and jobs for their parents. But if it doesn't offer the people who live and work there a feeling of safety and security, everything else is meaningless....
  • Mayor shows up at campaign opponents' event

    When Costa Mesa City Council candidates Katrina Foley and Jay Humphrey began their meet-and-greet Monday evening with mobile home park residents, they soon realized they had some surprise guests: one of their opponents and his allies. Mayor Jim...
  • Scholars to debate 2nd Amendment in honor of Constitution Day

    Two local legal scholars will face off at Orange Coast College on Tuesday over the merits of the 2nd Amendment in celebration of Constitution Day. Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of UC Irvine Law School, will return to OCC for a fifth year to debate...
  • Commentary: Council districts won't improve representation

    The state Supreme Court recently denied review of a ruling that requires charter cities to switch to district elections based on majority-minority representation. Advocates say that holding district elections is a solution to incorporating more voters...
  • Commentary: COIN ordinance is saving taxpayers money

    At the last Costa Mesa City Council meeting, I was pleased to see savings of more than $1 million result from negotiations with employees. The transparency of COIN confirmed this success. COIN, the Civic Openness in Negotiations ordinance, requires...
  • 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...
  • Newport council candidates forum focuses on seniors, fire rings, traffic

    Newport council candidates forum focuses on seniors, fire rings, traffic
    Senior citizens headed for the gym and a shuttle stopped to pick up passengers Friday morning at the Oasis Senior Center, where Newport Beach City Council candidates gathered for their second major campaign forum. Answering questions based on queries...
  • Commentary: Protect the beach bonfire fellowship

    Our Southern California beach bonfire rings continue to be endangered by the board of directors of the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Judging by statements made by South Coast AQMD Chairman William Burke, recent changes to Rule 444 were...
  • Fair Board: Keep state fairs in public hands

    The Orange County Fair Board on Thursday agreed to draft a resolution that will express the board's intent on maintaining state fairgrounds as public assets rather than privatized properties. It will also state that the board is OK with restoring state...
  • 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...
  • Ease traffic, hire more cops, Costa Mesa residents say

    Too many palm trees. No electronic billboards. Too much development and traffic. "Feelings of insecurity" on East 19th Street. "Listen to the people." These were a few of the sentiments shared during Wednesday's meeting regarding the updating of Costa...
  • 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...