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  • 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...
  • Commentary: Charter will let Costa Mesa better govern itself

    Re. "Commentary: Proposed charter comes with great risk. Benefits? Unknown," July 15: I had the honor of serving with City Council candidate Harold Weitzberg along with 11 other residents of Costa Mesa on the Charter Committee. Weitzberg was always...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...