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  • Costa Mesa restricts sober-living homes

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday tentatively agreed to place new restrictions on sober-living homes, a source of deep frustration on the Eastside and in other neighborhoods. Many residents frustrated with the homes' negative effects —...
  • In Irvine visit, governor praises veterans cemetery effort

    In Irvine visit, governor praises veterans cemetery effort
    Gov. Jerry Brown made a quick appearance in Irvine on Tuesday to laud what he emphasized is a bipartisan effort to build a state veterans cemetery at the Orange County Great Park, a former military air base. "In war we come together because we have to...
  • Costa Mesa planners approve sober-living regulations

    Sober-living homes in Costa Mesa may be facing new sets of regulations under a proposed ordinance moving through City Hall. Four members of the Planning Commission — Commissioner Robert Dickson was absent — signed off Monday night on a...
  • Council candidates solidify stances on Costa Mesa issues

    Council candidates solidify stances on Costa Mesa issues
    It was a packed house at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center on Thursday night for the third and final forum for the City Council candidates, who answered questions on issues including the proposed city charter, development and Fairview Park's...
  • Mailbag: State is returning too many criminals to our streets

    As an elected official, it is becoming harder and harder to keep our communities safe. The state's misguided "realignment" plan is sending hardened criminals who belong in state prison back to our streets. Despite determined efforts by key law...
  • Commentary: Renewed airport pact is part of historic effort

    An historic day to ensure that John Wayne Airport remains the most noise-restricted airport in the nation passed this week. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved the draft environmental impact report, selected the proposed project and authorized...
  • Commentary: Transparency ordinance is shining a light on negotiations

    In late 2007, on the eve of the Great Recession, while Costa Mesa residents were asleep in bed, the Costa Mesa City Council voted to approve a new labor agreement that gave the city's general employees an additional $1.3 million annually in salary and...
  • Mailbag: Letter fails to explain why Measure Y would ease traffic

    In the Forum Section of the Sept. 15 edition of the Daily Pilot there was a letter written by Harbor Commissioner Joe Stapleton with the headline "Measure Y Would Reduce Traffic Across Newport Beach." The City Council-developer driven Measure Y purports...
  • From the Boathouse: Get your license to turn the wheel

    Ahoy! Boater's licensing is official in California! Gov. Jerry Brown made it official Sept. 18 by signing SB 941 (Monning) into law. The new law requires almost every recreational boater to have a state-issued vessel operator card in a phased-in program...
  • New ordinance would address sober-living homes

    Costa Mesa City Hall is proposing a series of new regulations for sober-living homes in the city that include new permits and measures to prevent the homes' concentration in neighborhoods. On Monday, the Planning Commission will examine the ordinance...
  • Seal Beach will trap and kill coyotes after pet deaths

    Seal Beach will trap and kill coyotes after pet deaths
    Responding to howls from angry residents, the Seal Beach City Council voted unanimously Monday night to begin trapping and euthanizing coyotes. The feral canines have been linked to several pet deaths in the small beach town on the Orange County/Los...
  • Mailbag: Parents who don't vaccinate put kids at risk

    During my recent annual physical examination, my physician cautioned me about the whooping cough epidemic in Newport Beach. Given this unbelievably bad news, I had a Tdap booster vaccination against pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus. Why is there a...