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  • Mailbag: City Council isn't as conservative as it claims to be

    Newport Beach's current City Council is filled with self-proclaimed Republicans — fiscally conservative, against big government — and they want to just leave people alone and keep the government out of people's lives. Or so they claim....
  • Costa Mesa preservationists to consider a more active role

    Costa Mesa preservationists to consider a more active role
    Costa Mesa's Historical Preservation Committee may be moving in a direction more in keeping with its name. Member Mary Ellen Goddard said at its Aug. 14 meeting that the committee, which works with the City Council and Costa Mesa Historical Society to...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Planners allow A-frame signs in village

    Corona del Mar Today: Planners allow A-frame signs in village
    The Newport Beach Planning Commission voted Thursday to change the city's zoning code to allow A-frame signs in front of businesses — but only in Corona del Mar — and only after a discussion in which a few of the commissioners said they...
  • Abuse suspect worked at Hoag

    Abuse suspect worked at Hoag
    A former child-care worker at Hoag Hospital, UC Irvine and two private day-care centers in Irvine and Costa Mesa was arrested this month for allegedly sexually abusing a 3-year-old girl in Los Angeles County, according to authorities. Now police are...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Council members inconsistent on 405 toll proposal

    I am upset at my fellow women on the Costa Mesa City Council. On Aug. 5, the council voted unanimously to put an advisory measure on the November ballot that will ask voters if they agree with the Costa Mesa City Council's opposition to the...
  • Commentary: There's congestion in Measure Y traffic argument

      I am writing to share my intense frustration over the so-called impartial ballot statement approved by the Newport Beach City Council. Measure Y has been placed on the ballot by the City Council to allow residents to vote on increases in traffic and...
  • CM4RG event focuses on high-density housing

    By the end of the two-hour Costa Mesans for Responsible Government information fair Thursday night, attendees' opinions about high-density housing was clear. Most of the 50 or more people in the room loudly expressed their dissatisfaction with the...
  • Lawsuit challenges wording of Newport's Measure Y development question

    Two Newport Beach residents have filed a lawsuit challenging the language of Measure Y, a proposed amendment to the general plan that would decrease development potential in some areas of the city and increase it in others. The language of the measure,...
  • Fire ring bill stalled in state Senate Appropriations Committee

    An Assembly bill aiming to protect fire rings in Southern California was held back in the state Senate Appropriations Committee and will not be heard again this year. The committee agreed Monday to delay the vote on AB 1102 until Thursday, but the...
  • 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,...