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  • Commentary: Charter would risk state funding

    The risk of losing state funding for Costa Mesa's public works projects would be even greater if the proposed charter is approved in the November election. On Aug. 27, San Diego Superior Court Judge Joel R. Wohlfeil issued a tentative ruling upholding...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...