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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Venezia: From toilet politics to the rarity: kindness and respect

    Election time has been called the "silly season," and it certainly is in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Take the ceramic toilets that recently popped up in front of Red-E-Rentals on Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa. Some of their lids bear Mayor Jim...
  • Commentary: Bluffs incident shows effectiveness of police unit

    A city can offer stunning vistas, an array of things to see and do, playgrounds for its children and jobs for their parents. But if it doesn't offer the people who live and work there a feeling of safety and security, everything else is meaningless....
  • Costa Mesa supports Newport in sober-living case

    Five Southern California cities, including three in Orange County, have filed supportive legal documents toward the goal of having the U.S. Supreme Court review Newport Beach's sober-living homes ordinance. Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, San Clemente,...
  • Commentary: COIN ordinance is saving taxpayers money

    At the last Costa Mesa City Council meeting, I was pleased to see savings of more than $1 million result from negotiations with employees. The transparency of COIN confirmed this success. COIN, the Civic Openness in Negotiations ordinance, requires...
  • Commentary: Council districts won't improve representation

    The state Supreme Court recently denied review of a ruling that requires charter cities to switch to district elections based on majority-minority representation. Advocates say that holding district elections is a solution to incorporating more voters...