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  • Commentary: I have fought for fair tax policies for 8 years

    I ran to represent Southern California on the Board of Equalization to change the culture at the state's most-comprehensive tax agency. On the board, I have fought to protect taxpayers from overly aggressive tax collectors, to support transparency and...
  • Diverse views among Costa Mesa council hopefuls

    Diverse views among Costa Mesa council hopefuls
    This Nov. 4, two seats are open on Costa Mesa's five-member City Council, and of the men and women vying for the coveted spots, two are already well-known, though politically opposite: Mayor Jim Righeimer, who is up for reelection, and school board...
  • Commentary: Why I will not vote to reelect the mayor

    I've watched and written about Mayor Jim Righeimer since he arrived in Costa Mesa from Fountain Valley. Here are a few of the reasons I will not vote for him for City Council: • He doesn't listen to the people. Even worse, he institutionalized the...
  • Costa Mesa places limits on sober-living homes

    The Costa Mesa City Council gave final approval Tuesday to an ordinance that will place new limitations on sober-living homes, potentially forcing some of them to close. Supporters contended that the law would address an over-concentration of the...
  • Medical pot proposal closer to the ballot

    The Costa Mesa city clerk certified a medical marijuana initiative Tuesday, bringing the proposal to permit dispensaries one step closer to voters. The signatures gathered for the ARRO Initiative, or Act to Restrict and Regulate the Operation of Medical...
  • Commission OKs Balboa Island condo ban

    The Newport Beach Planning Commission took steps Thursday to once again ban condominium development in the residential areas of Balboa and Little Balboa islands. Commissioners voted 4-0 to reinstate a zoning code amendment that prohibits condos....
  • Sober-living law withstands legal challenge

    A federal judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Costa Mesa's new law restricting sober-living homes in single-family neighborhoods discriminates against recovering drug and alcohol addicts. Solid Landings Behavioral Health, a sober-living...
  • Lawsuits accuse Costa Mesa of discrimination with sober-living rules

    Two lawsuits filed in federal court this week allege that the city of Costa Mesa discriminated against recovering drug and alcohol addicts by crafting regulations meant to drive them out of town. The plaintiffs say Costa Mesa ordinances unfairly...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fair Board opposes privatization of grounds

    The Orange County Fair Board made its sentiments clear once again Thursday: It would not support any privatization efforts of fairgrounds properties. The board voted during its monthly meeting to introduce a bill that would prevent such privatization...
  • 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...