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  • Fair Board opposes privatization of grounds

    The Orange County Fair Board made its sentiments clear once again Thursday: It would not support any privatization efforts of fairgrounds properties. The board voted during its monthly meeting to introduce a bill that would prevent such privatization...
  • Irvine officials debate whether to debate veterans cemetery

    It didn't take long before the gloves came off at Tuesday's Irvine City Council meeting. Comments about a proposed veterans cemetery made by Councilman Larry Agran during opening announcements quickly devolved into a 10-minute, point-of-order squabble....
  • Commentary: Why residents want to 'draft Duffy' for City Council

    With no offense to Diane Dixon versus Michael Glenn, or Michael Toerge versus Scott Peotter, or even Tim Brown versus Roy Englebrecht, we may soon have a Newport Beach City Council race to watch. On Wednesday, the "Draft Duffy" movement will start with a...
  • Dan Joyce no longer employed by Costa Mesa

    Costa Mesa Public Affairs Manager Dan Joyce, who was put on leave last year after the city's 60th anniversary celebration went over budget, is no longer employed by the city, an official confirmed to the Daily Pilot on Monday. The circumstances of...
  • Supervisors debate COIN-like ordinance

    Orange County supervisors on Tuesday debated implementing an ordinance aimed at increasing transparency in labor negotiations, but voted unanimously to put off a decision until next month. Supervisor John Moorlach proposed the measure, which was modeled...
  • Lawsuit against police union may proceed

    An Orange County Superior Court judge has cleared the way for evidence gathering in a lawsuit filed by two Costa Mesa councilmen against the police union. That means a past president of the Costa Mesa Police Assn. and partners from its former law firm...
  • City moves to replace problem motel

    City moves to replace problem motel
    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday voted to get the ball rolling on a plan that would demolish one of the city's so-called problem motels and replace it with a new apartment complex. Four council members — Councilwoman Sandy Genis dissented...
  • Group calls off hotel lawsuit

    Citing rising costs, a local political action committee has requested to end its lawsuit against the city, city council members and others regarding the Back Bay Landing project. The group, Stop the Dunes Hotel, filed its suit March 14 in Orange...
  • The fading of the Grand Canal

    The fading of the Grand Canal
    On Balboa Island, residents take pride in their quaint shops, rival banana stands and picturesque ferry service. But the watery channel that cuts through it, called the Grand Canal, doesn't quite fit that image. Sure, the water still reaches high levels...
  • Commentary: The SAT adapts to modern times

    The high school experience includes several rites of passage for students: getting a driver's license, going out on a first date and taking the SAT. Now the SAT journey has just gotten a little smoother. The College Board, the organization behind the SAT...
  • Commentary: Dock tax opponents say watch out incumbents

    This November presents Newport Beach taxpayers with a chance to return fiscal restraint back to city government. I took a 20-year break from civic affairs until 18 months ago, when city leaders chose to raise taxes — which they termed fees —...
  • Commentary: Prop. 13 reform would make state even less competitive

    April 30 is California's Tax Freedom Day, the day when taxpayers can stop working for the government and start working for themselves. This year Californians have worked nine more days than the national average, and six more days than we did last year...