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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...
  • Looking for Costa Mesa's historic buildings? They're not on the local register

    Looking for Costa Mesa's historic buildings? They're not on the local register
    In the 1990s, Costa Mesa paid consultants to find buildings and sites that might be eligible for a historic register. Of 141 properties in the survey area, 27 structures and two areas — the state-owned Orange County Fairgrounds and Orange Coast...
  • Public officials object to 405 toll lanes, 'schoolyard bully' Caltrans

    Public officials object to 405 toll lanes, 'schoolyard bully' Caltrans
    With the steady hum of morning traffic behind them, public officials from cities along Orange County's 405 Freeway corridor gathered in Costa Mesa on Thursday to decry a state proposal to add toll lanes to the busy thoroughfare. Led by Assemblyman Allan...
  • Newport-Mesa School District asked to disclose salaries

    A nonpartisan research institute could seek legal counsel in the coming weeks to compel the Newport-Mesa Unified School District to disclose employee salaries online. The California Policy Center, a Tustin-based think tank, submitted California Public...
  • Commentary: Charter would give Costa Mesa 'home rule'

    A federal grand jury has just accused state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) of racketeering and being part of organized crime and gun-running. State Sen. Ronald Calderon (D-Montebello) has been charged in a federal indictment of accepting $88,000 in...