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  • Planning Commission reviews motel limits

    The Costa Mesa Planning Commission examined a proposal Monday evening that could significantly reduce the number of allowable long-term motel tenants. Because the city has largely met its most recent requirement to provide affordable housing, "it is no...
  • Mansoor's rehab home bill clears committee

    A bill that would require drug and alcohol rehabilitation homes to report residents' deaths passed the California's Assembly Health Committee last week. Assembly Bill 2374, introduced by Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, (R-Costa Mesa), would order the...
  • Moorlach aims to make COIN ordinance countywide

    Costa Mesa's Civic Openness in Negotiations, or COIN, ordinance could soon be tested on a bigger stage, Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach said Tuesday. Near the end of this week's board of supervisors meeting, he told colleagues that he hopes to...
  • Political Landscape: Assembly veterans committee supports O.C. cemetery

    A bill that would allow the establishment of a state veterans cemetery in Orange County earned unanimous support in the Assembly's Veterans Affairs Committee, the bill's author, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), announced. The bill is...
  • From The Boathouse: Holiday weekend brings start of boating season

    Ahoy! How the winter season flew by -- I cannot believe that Memorial Day is Monday. However, I am very excited about this three-day weekend that is regarded as the unofficial start of the summer boating season. Across the nation, tens of thousands of...
  • Unhealthy conditions at senior center take months to remedy

    It took more than three months for city crews to clean the Costa Mesa Senior Center after it failed a health inspection and was hit with two code violations. Orange County Health Care Agency officials found evidence of old rat droppings on the floor...
  • Commentary: Shine a light on neighborhood task force

    The Preserve Our Neighborhoods Task Force can be a good thing if it brings together neighbors, including the sober-living residents, to find a way to work out problems. Nothing good will come of a task force that is used to divide people as it operates in...
  • Commentary: Bullying can have lethal consequences

    "I got this really cool hat yesterday, see? Isn't it awesome?" "Yeah, its really awesome. Why is it in your backpack and not on your head, though?" "These kids in my class, who always make fun of me, said it was a stupid hat and that I look gay."...
  • Mayor honors Norma Hertzog with annual award

    Mayor honors Norma Hertzog with annual award
    The Costa Mesa political scene of 1974 has long been over, but on Thursday night, Norma Hertzog couldn't help but have a little fun with the past. Four decades ago, Hertzog had the distinction of being the first female councilmember elected to the...
  • For the Record

    Public prayers: In the May 9 story "Costa Mesa to revisit public prayer policy," it should not have stated that Allan Mansoor was Costa Mesa's mayor in 2004. He was a councilman at that time. Law firm lawsuit: The May 9 story "Lawsuit says firm hired P....
  • John Wayne to build USO center

    For the first time in the organization's more than 70-year history, John Wayne Airport will be home to a United Service Organization center, officials announced this week. USO centers act as welcoming facilities for returning troops, where military...
  • Rule change has local breweries in a bubbly mood

    Rule change has local breweries in a bubbly mood
    Orange County could be barreling toward a craft beer boom thanks to a recent obscure, bureaucratic rule change, local brewers and officials said. The change, which essentially moves oversight of beer-making facilities from a county agency to the state's...