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  • Fair Board: Keep state fairs in public hands

    The Orange County Fair Board on Thursday agreed to draft a resolution that will express the board's intent on maintaining state fairgrounds as public assets rather than privatized properties. It will also state that the board is OK with restoring state...
  • Newport consulting firm accuses Great Park investigators of unethical conduct

    A Newport Beach consulting firm accused of non-compliance in the Great Park audit is turning the tables on investigators examining more than $200 million in project expenditures. Stu Mollrich, principal at Forde & Mollrich, the firm given a contract...
  • Bill to require rehabs to report deaths moves forward

    A bill that would require drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities to report their residents' deaths has passed both houses of the state Legislature and faces Gov. Jerry Brown for final approval. Assembly Bill 2374, introduced by Assemblyman Allan...
  • 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...
  • 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,...