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  • Irvine council gets a civics lesson

    What was to be a discussion about political campaign ethics at Tuesday's Irvine City Council meeting turned into a lecture on sensible procedure, with a student chastising the panel. UC Irvine student Luis Aleman, a 19-year old sophomore double-majoring...
  • 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...
  • Harper's Cove smaller lot sizes win Costa Mesa council approval

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday approved a pre-zoning ordinance that would allow a planned Eastside development to have smaller lot sizes than some neighbors wanted. The 13-home tract, preliminarily named Harper's Cove, was finalized to have 6,...
  • Costa Mesa OKs $24.7 million employee contract

    The Costa Mesa City Council signed off on an employment contract with the city's largest employee union Tuesday, ending more than a year of negotiations. Under the $24.7-million pact with the Costa Mesa City Employees Assn., new hires will come in under...
  • Reader Report: Max von Strobel had the right idea for creating O.C.

    Reader Report: Max von Strobel had the right idea for creating O.C.
    The official date of Orange County's incorporation is Aug. 1, 1889. If you dig deeper, you'll discover it could have happened nearly 20 years earlier. Sometime between 1870 and 1889, one enterprising fellow by the name of Max von Strobel, Anaheim's...
  • Marijuana initiative signatures turned in to force city OK or a vote

    Medical marijuana dispensaries could return to Costa Mesa if a proposed referendum wins City Council or voter approval. Organizers of the ARRO Initiative, or Act to Restrict and Regulate the Operation of Medical Marijuana Businesses, submitted 11,080...
  • Teacher who questioned cat dissections sues school district, claims retaliation

    A former Newport Harbor High School English teacher is suing Newport-Mesa Unified, alleging that district administrators retaliated against her after she publicly questioned the need for students to dissect cat carcasses in class. Karen Coyne claims...
  • Scholars debate the meaning of the 2nd Amendment

    Two legal scholars went head to head over the legality of gun regulations Tuesday at Orange Coast College. Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, argued in favor of allowing the government to regulate firearms, consider banning citizens...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: City Council isn't as conservative as it claims to be

    Newport Beach's current City Council is filled with self-proclaimed Republicans — fiscally conservative, against big government — and they want to just leave people alone and keep the government out of people's lives. Or so they claim....
  • 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...
  • 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...