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  • Newport gets support with group home law

    Two of Newport Beach's neighboring cities have pledged their support as it gears up to petition the U.S. Supreme Court for a hearing on its group home law. Laguna Beach and Costa Mesa have promised to contribute funding toward the costs of filing amicus...
  • Ex-teacher pleads no contest to molestation

    A 58-year-old Newport Beach man pleaded no contest Thursday to charges that he molested a relative and students from a Los Angeles school where he worked. Robert Pimentel, a former teacher at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School in Wilmington,...
  • Commentary: Here is a way community can benefit from home flipping

    The Daily Pilot reported in April that the U.S. Department of Justice is trying to force the former president of South Korea and his family to turn over $700,000 they allegedly laundered by buying and selling a house in Newport Beach ("U.S. seeks $700,000...
  • Mailbag: Council decisions ignore needs of low-income residents

    I appreciate the placement of the article about the sad demise of the Costa Mesa Motor Inn and the subsequent loss of affordable housing on the front page ("City moves to replace problem motel," May 22). Hopefully it will bring greater awareness of...
  • Progress is made toward veterans cemetery

    Discussions about a proposed veterans cemetery weren't quite so contentious at last week's Irvine City Council meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Jeffrey Lalloway, who presided over Tuesday's meeting in Mayor Steven Choi's absence, echoed Councilman Larry Agran's...
  • Union's appeal further ties up lawsuit

    A legal battle roiling between two Costa Mesa councilmen and the city's police union could soon be headed to a higher court. Thursday, the Costa Mesa Police Assn. appealed an Orange County Superior Court judge's decision to deny a request to strike down...
  • Second public hearing for Costa Mesa's proposed charter set for Tuesday

    Costa Mesa will host a second public hearing Tuesday on a city charter that could appear on the November 2014 ballot. During the City Council meeting that starts at 7 p.m., public speakers can voice their opinions on the document that would serve...
  • Venezia: From toilet politics to the rarity: kindness and respect

    Election time has been called the "silly season," and it certainly is in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Take the ceramic toilets that recently popped up in front of Red-E-Rentals on Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa. Some of their lids bear Mayor Jim...
  • 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...