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  • Mayor shows up at campaign opponents' event

    When Costa Mesa City Council candidates Katrina Foley and Jay Humphrey began their meet-and-greet Monday evening with mobile home park residents, they soon realized they had some surprise guests: one of their opponents and his allies. Mayor Jim...
  • 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...
  • Newport council candidates forum focuses on seniors, fire rings, traffic

    Newport council candidates forum focuses on seniors, fire rings, traffic
    Senior citizens headed for the gym and a shuttle stopped to pick up passengers Friday morning at the Oasis Senior Center, where Newport Beach City Council candidates gathered for their second major campaign forum. Answering questions based on queries...
  • Commentary: Get informed before JWA settlement expires

    The county of Orange has announced that the environmental impact report for the proposed amendment of the John Wayne Airport Settlement Agreement is now available. In general, an EIR serves to inform governmental agencies and the public of a project's...
  • Commentary: Candidate misunderstands development laws

    Harold Weitzberg's rambling June 4 commentary ("Costa Mesa deserves more-thoughtful development" leads me to believe he does not have a very good grasp of the laws governing a municipality's control of land use. By state law, the city has very limited...
  • Biz News: Archer Norris adds to staff

    Elizabeth V. McNulty has joined Archer Norris as a partner at the law firm's Newport Beach office, as have associates Patrick R. Ball and Miguel Prietto. "The region's thriving business community drives the need for continued expansion in Orange County,...
  • Apodaca: Best approach to teen drinking is murky

    Several years ago while on a Baltic cruise, my family and I enjoyed a two-day stop in beautiful St. Petersburg. Since it was Russia, I naturally expected to see some vodka. Here's what I didn't expect: My sons, then 17 and 13, were continually offered...
  • UCI's School of Law earns full accreditation

    The American Bar Assn. granted UC Irvine's law school with full accreditation, the college announced Friday. UCI's School of Law was the first new public law school in the state in almost 50 years when it opened in 2009, according to a news release....
  • Mailbag: SPON's work remains relevant as ever

    I've seen Stop Polluting Our Newport (SPON) ads, in the Daily Pilot recently, making me curious about what is happening regarding traffic and development in our city. I went to the SPON website, SPON-newportbeach.org, mentioned in the ads. SPON, a...
  • Commentary: More reasons to eliminate wood-burning fire rings

    Beach fire rings legislation winding its way through Sacramento provoked this from one senator, "I hate this bill." Assembly Bill 1102, proposed by Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach), would preserve wood-burning beach fire pits and...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa is finally moving forward — get on board

    "If you are standing still, you are also going backwards. It takes great effort to maintain forward movement." Reed B. Markham, educator Forward movement is a plan to replace the dilapidated Costa Mesa Motor Inn — a major attractant of crime in...
  • Officials, owner disagree on running of Sandpiper Motel

    Officials, owner disagree on running of Sandpiper Motel
    Mike Lin knows his motel is not the best lodging choice in Costa Mesa. Customers at the Sandpiper Motel, he said, cannot expect five-star service from a one-star or "no-star" establishment. After all, the Sandpiper is not, unlike the Westin, within...