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  • O.C. Grand Jury again calls for ethics commission

    O.C. Grand Jury again calls for ethics commission
    Despite being dismissed as an “irresponsible and wasteful” proposal by officials last year, the Orange County Grand Jury has again called for the creation of an ethics commission. The grand jury in a report released this week recommended...
  • Irvine council rejects changes to Friendship Cities program

    A split vote of the Irvine council this week sent proposed amendments to the city's suspended Friendship Cities program back to the city manager's office for revisions. The changes pertained to a country's human rights record and came about in...
  • Council agenda includes city charter

    The Costa Mesa City Council will begin the 2014-15 fiscal year Tuesday with a busy agenda that includes deciding whether to place a proposed city charter on the November ballot and add security cameras at Fairview Park and other city facilities. After...
  • Council to consider rules on speech

    The Costa Mesa City Council is scheduled Tuesday to consider ways that public speakers may be removed from the chambers if their conduct is deemed overly disruptive. These behaviors run the gamut from swearing to being seen as simply repeating what...
  • Commentary: Mayor's opponents overlook improved Westside

    Re: "Proposed project hopes to lure young professionals to Costa Mesa's Westside," (June 21): It was a pleasant surprise to read that after all these years the Argo-Tech industrial site has found a suitable project that complies with the spirit and intent...
  • Injuries pile up for understaffed Costa Mesa Police Department

    Eight months ago, a Costa Mesa police officer pulled up to an Eastside grocery store. Four teenagers had tried to steal liquor, and employees called for help in restraining them. Inside, one of the kids reached for the officer's service gun. Another...
  • Newport residents blocking public access to beaches could face heavy fine

    Newport residents blocking public access to beaches could face heavy fine
    Frustrated beachgoers this summer will finally have a remedy against anyone who blocks public access to California's shoreline. Under a new law that takes effect Tuesday, the California Coastal Commission will for the first time have the authority to...
  • Leece presses on rehab homes

    Councilwoman Wendy Leece on Tuesday called for the city attorney's office to draft an ordinance that could provide more regulation of rehabilitation homes in Costa Mesa. During the City Council meeting, she said Costa Mesa should have laws similar to...
  • Editorial: Will the threat of big fines force better beach access?

    California's historical guarantee of public access to the shoreline has been under increasing attack in recent years, as oceanfront property owners try to ignore the fact that their glorious private views come with a public responsibility. In 2007,...
  • Mailbag: Make your voice heard on General Plan amendments

    You be the judge. Newport Beach voters have a chance to decide: car wash or another hotel? Height limits or no height limits? This issue is raised in the planned July 8 City Council vote on a new General Plan amendment that will allow more-intense...
  • Man who stole from law clients sentenced to 12 years

    A Newport Beach man was sentenced by an Orange County Superior Court judge Friday to 12 years in state prison for stealing more than $780,000 from nine victims while acting as their attorney. Peter David Nitschke, 47, pleaded guilty Feb. 3 to six...
  • Ordinance aimed at limiting campaign conduct in county offices

    The proposed ordinance is one sentence long. "No person may solicit for the nomination paper for any local, state or federal office the signature of any county employee at his or her workplace," it reads. But Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer, who...