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  • Apodaca: Common Core facing stronger pushback

    This is a dangerous time for Common Core. The new educational standards are in the midst of a roll-out that began in earnest in California last year, and advocates of the reforms continue to express their excitement about the potential to improve...
  • Theater's plans to be discussed by Newport Beach City Council

    Council members will discuss how the Balboa Performing Arts Theater Foundation should continue to move forward with plans for the Balboa Peninsula space in a study session at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The theater closed in 1992 and stands empty with a sand...
  • Veterans cemetery has a few more hurdles

    The state Assembly bill to establish a veterans cemetery in Southern California is "in suspense" after consideration by the appropriations committee Monday. Assembly Bill 1453 passed unanimously in the Assembly and was presented to appropriations. It...
  • Venezia: Candidate challenges campaign-donation warning

    Things are heating up for Newport Beach council candidate Scott Peotter in his bid for the District 6 seat — maybe not in a good way. On Aug. 1, Peotter got a letter from Newport City Clerk Leilani Brown alerting him that he was in potential...
  • Venezia: Having fun with Costa Mesa candidates

    Venezia: Having fun with Costa Mesa candidates
    My last several columns have focused on the Newport Beach City Council race and the new crop of candidates there. This week I turn my attention to Costa Mesa, since candidates in that race will find themselves in hot seats at the Feet to the Fire...
  • Anti-abortion activists won't face charges over chalk writing near Newport doctor's home

    Anti-abortion activists won't face charges over chalk writing near Newport doctor's home
    Law-enforcement officials said Wednesday that they will not file charges against a group of protesters who wrote anti-abortion messages in chalk outside a Newport Beach doctor's home. Police had said the demonstrators technically may have vandalized...
  • Commentary: Charter proposal would not give Costa Mesa 'home rule'

    Commentaries from Aug. 2 and 3 on the newly proposed charter initiative in Costa Mesa demand a reply. Planning Commissioner Tim Sesler's screed ("Commentary: Proposed ballot argument falsely claims 'cronyism'") seems to be along the lines of the...
  • Costa Mesa council declines to put medical marijuana law on ballot

    Costa Mesa council declines to put medical marijuana law on ballot
    It was called excellent law, quite possibly the best on the subject in California, even by those who have competing proposals. But such sentiment didn't sway the Costa Mesa council, which, after 2 1/2 hours of discussion and debate, declined Tuesday...
  • Costa Mesa workers OK $24.7 million annual contract; lower pay for new hires

    The Costa Mesa City Council announced Tuesday that the municipal workers union has ratified an employment agreement, a move that brings the yearlong, sometimes contentious negotiation process closer to the finish line. The new Costa Mesa City...
  • Commentary: Proposed pot regulation clouded in smoke

    I confess. I smoked pot a few times when I was in college. It made me hungry and sleepy. Wanting to actually graduate, I decided I had better things to do. Fast forward to my two recent hip-replacement surgeries, after which my eldest daughter...
  • Costa Mesa City Council will look into medical marijuana law

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday will consider placing a medical marijuana initiative on November's ballot, a proposal that supporters say will give proper city regulation over dispensaries. Crafted by the city attorney's office, the law aims to...
  • Costa Mesa Senior Center board will remain for at least one year

    The nonprofit corporation that oversees the troubled Costa Mesa Senior Center will remain intact for at least one year, board members announced during a special meeting Friday. The board will operate independently of City Hall and will not have any...