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  • Political Landscape: Leece, Snowden, Dixon back Foley for council

    This post has been corrected, as noted below. Costa Mesa City Council candidate Katrina Foley recently announced a slate of endorsements from public officials past and present. The former councilwoman, and current school board trustee, earned backing...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Anti-abortion activists won't face charges over chalk writing near Newport doctor's home

    Anti-abortion activists won't face charges over chalk writing near Newport doctor's home
    Law-enforcement officials said Wednesday that they will not file charges against a group of protesters who wrote anti-abortion messages in chalk outside a Newport Beach doctor's home. Police had said the demonstrators technically may have vandalized...
  • Venezia: Having fun with Costa Mesa candidates

    Venezia: Having fun with Costa Mesa candidates
    My last several columns have focused on the Newport Beach City Council race and the new crop of candidates there. This week I turn my attention to Costa Mesa, since candidates in that race will find themselves in hot seats at the Feet to the Fire...
  • Commentary: Charter proposal would not give Costa Mesa 'home rule'

    Commentaries from Aug. 2 and 3 on the newly proposed charter initiative in Costa Mesa demand a reply. Planning Commissioner Tim Sesler's screed ("Commentary: Proposed ballot argument falsely claims 'cronyism'") seems to be along the lines of the...
  • Venezia: Candidate challenges campaign-donation warning

    Things are heating up for Newport Beach council candidate Scott Peotter in his bid for the District 6 seat — maybe not in a good way. On Aug. 1, Peotter got a letter from Newport City Clerk Leilani Brown alerting him that he was in potential...
  • Veterans cemetery has a few more hurdles

    The state Assembly bill to establish a veterans cemetery in Southern California is "in suspense" after consideration by the appropriations committee Monday. Assembly Bill 1453 passed unanimously in the Assembly and was presented to appropriations. It...