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  • Dan Joyce no longer employed by Costa Mesa

    Costa Mesa Public Affairs Manager Dan Joyce, who was put on leave last year after the city's 60th anniversary celebration went over budget, is no longer employed by the city, an official confirmed to the Daily Pilot on Monday. The circumstances of...
  • Commentary: I will not apologize for likening mayor to a dictator

    During the Costa Mesa City Council meeting April 15, Mayor Jim Righeimer used his bully pulpit — a sadly appropriate term in this case — to vilify me and four others by name for a comment I wrote as part of a thread on Facebook and for their...
  • Supervisors debate COIN-like ordinance

    Orange County supervisors on Tuesday debated implementing an ordinance aimed at increasing transparency in labor negotiations, but voted unanimously to put off a decision until next month. Supervisor John Moorlach proposed the measure, which was modeled...
  • Lawsuit against police union may proceed

    An Orange County Superior Court judge has cleared the way for evidence gathering in a lawsuit filed by two Costa Mesa councilmen against the police union. That means a past president of the Costa Mesa Police Assn. and partners from its former law firm...
  • City moves to replace problem motel

    City moves to replace problem motel
    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday voted to get the ball rolling on a plan that would demolish one of the city's so-called problem motels and replace it with a new apartment complex. Four council members — Councilwoman Sandy Genis dissented...
  • Group calls off hotel lawsuit

    Citing rising costs, a local political action committee has requested to end its lawsuit against the city, city council members and others regarding the Back Bay Landing project. The group, Stop the Dunes Hotel, filed its suit March 14 in Orange...
  • Morningside ends another legal fight

    A Newport Beach-based chain of rehabilitation centers that had been under fire from state regulators for years has agreed to pay a $75,000 settlement and limit its control over residents in its sober-living homes. Until Tuesday, Morningside Recovery had...
  • Silver lining in Dover Drive project

    For residents near Dover Drive, the ongoing construction on their street has a silver lining. Though they have suffered through delays in the sewer replacement project, new medians and landscaping are being planned for the street when the replacement is...
  • Commentary: Killer whales deserve to swim free

    Last month, Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) introduced a groundbreaking bill in regards to orcas, also known as killer whales, in captivity in California. This bill is the first of its kind and, if passed, will prohibit the public display of...
  • Ethics panel clears councilman Henn

    The state's political ethics watchdog found that Newport Beach councilman Mike Henn did not violate California's conflict-of-interest law when he championed the revitalization of Lido Village while acting as the city's mayor in 2011. The letter,...
  • Where church, state aren't so separate

    Where church, state aren't so separate
    The old Newport Beach council chambers, which have sat largely vacant for more than a year, came to life once again on a recent Sunday. Mayor Rush Hill was not present to call the meeting to order. The voting buttons on the dais — "yes", "no"...
  • Medical marijuana supporters launch effort

    Proponents of allowing medical marijuana businesses to operate in Costa Mesa have taken their case to City Hall in the hopes of bringing the issue before city voters this November. Organizers characterize their ARRO Initiative, or Act to Restrict and...