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  • Commentary: We don't need partisan rhetoric or people feigning dedication to O.C.

    Former state Republican Party Chairman Shawn Steel, husband of supervisorial candidate Michelle Steel, recently wrote a commentary for the Orange County Register about the California Republican Party titled, "Not your granddaddy's California GOP." In...
  • Motels' calls to police are down

    Motels' calls to police are down
    For a second time this year, Costa Mesa officials are lauding the success of a law aimed at curbing the amount of police attention required at city motels and hotels, saying that it has contributed to a "dramatic decrease" in police calls from the...
  • Longtime Newport planning commissioner Toerge eyes City Council spot

    Longtime Newport planning commissioner Toerge eyes City Council spot
    After serving nearly 11 years on the Newport Beach planning commission, resident Mike Toerge had helped to write and rewrite three of the city's guiding documents. The experience left him with a span of knowledge he felt shouldn't go to waste. Be they...
  • Apodaca: Sufficient sleep is essential for healthy minds and bodies

    When my younger son was a junior in high school, his packed schedule left appallingly insufficient time for a basic human need: sleep. He was taking four advanced placement classes, played sports, and was co-captain of his school's mock trial team, a...
  • Commentary: Drought has resulted in water-agency accountability

    Our historic drought has brought important public scrutiny to the agencies that are responsible for delivering water to our homes and businesses. With the encouragement and support of organizations such as the Orange County Business Council and the...
  • Second set of marijuana initiative signatures turned in, could trigger special election

    A Los Angeles-based law firm submitted signatures Thursday for a medical marijuana initiative that could spur a special election in Costa Mesa next year. Attorney David R. Welch presented 10,905 signatures to the city clerk's office, which did a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...