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  • Diverse views among Costa Mesa council hopefuls

    Diverse views among Costa Mesa council hopefuls
    This Nov. 4, two seats are open on Costa Mesa's five-member City Council, and of the men and women vying for the coveted spots, two are already well-known, though politically opposite: Mayor Jim Righeimer, who is up for reelection, and school board...
  • Commentary: Why I will not vote to reelect the mayor

    I've watched and written about Mayor Jim Righeimer since he arrived in Costa Mesa from Fountain Valley. Here are a few of the reasons I will not vote for him for City Council: • He doesn't listen to the people. Even worse, he institutionalized the...
  • Costa Mesa places limits on sober-living homes

    The Costa Mesa City Council gave final approval Tuesday to an ordinance that will place new limitations on sober-living homes, potentially forcing some of them to close. Supporters contended that the law would address an over-concentration of the...
  • Medical pot proposal closer to the ballot

    The Costa Mesa city clerk certified a medical marijuana initiative Tuesday, bringing the proposal to permit dispensaries one step closer to voters. The signatures gathered for the ARRO Initiative, or Act to Restrict and Regulate the Operation of Medical...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Political Landscape: Council candidates to face off at OCC forum [Updated]

    The next installment of the Feet to the Fire Forum, a series of political candidate debates sponsored by the Daily Pilot and Orange County Register, will take place Sept. 18 in the Robert B. Moore Theatre at Orange Coast College. This go-around will...
  • Irvine asks judge to open firm's books

    The Irvine City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ask for a court order compelling a powerful consulting firm to open its books as part of a forensic audit of the effort to transform a retired military base into a grand municipal park. "I don't care...
  • Political Landscape: Leece, Snowden, Dixon back Foley for council

    This post has been corrected, as noted below. Costa Mesa City Council candidate Katrina Foley recently announced a slate of endorsements from public officials past and present. The former councilwoman, and current school board trustee, earned backing...
  • Lido House Hotel project wins Planning Commission approvals

    Lido House Hotel project wins Planning Commission approvals
    The site of Newport Beach's former City Hall, where a council gavel was last pounded in November 2012, is one step closer to becoming a 130-room hotel. Likened by designers to "the quintessential beach house," plans for the Lido House Hotel received...
  • Editorial: Veterans deserve an O.C. resting place

    Orange County veterans deserve a final resting place closer to home. This is why we support a bill winding its way through the state Assembly that would establish a veterans cemetery at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine. The Irvine City Council,...