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  • City may annex Colleen area

    City may annex Colleen area
    It's known among government types as the Santa Ana/Colleen Island, but to most passersby, it looks like another one of the tidy and tony neighborhoods scattered about Costa Mesa's Eastside or Newport Beach's Back Bay. But technically speaking, it's...
  • No dancing at Woody's

    No dancing at Woody's
    An Orange County Superior Court Judge this week banned dancing at a quintessential Newport Beach restaurant — at least for the time being. In a preliminary injunction handed down Tuesday, Judge Derek Hunt sided with the city of Newport Beach and...
  • Judge moves mayor-union lawsuit forward

    A lawsuit filed by two Costa Mesa councilmen against the city's police association, its former law firm and a private investigator moved forward Wednesday when a judge ruled that some of the alleged acts against the officials were not protected by the 1st...
  • City deconstructs 60th anniversary party

    During an occasionally tense three-hour meeting Wednesday, members of the 60th Anniversary Planning Committee, Costa Mesa residents and other interested parties sounded off about what went right, what went wrong and what remains unresolved about the city'...
  • Council holds off on possible post office move

    Council holds off on possible post office move
    The Newport Beach City Council isn't ready to send off its Mariner's Mile post office just yet. Council members unanimously voted to delay a decision Tuesday on whether to rezone the property where the Bay Station Post Office stands, so staff can...
  • 'Problem motels' less of a problem

    A task force focusing on quality-of-life issues in Costa Mesa says the city has made progress in curbing the number of times police are called to so-called problem motels. In a report released this week, Costa Mesa's Neighborhood Improvement Task...
  • Mailbag: Self-absorption leads to distracted driving

    We frequently read about the controversy between bikers and drivers as they struggle to share the road. I have the perspective from both sides of this controversy and have come to realize that bikers are not wrong, nor are drivers. People are the problem....
  • Newport Beach hires Citizens United attorney

    A former U.S. solicitor general who has argued dozens of prominent cases before the Supreme Court has agreed to represent Newport Beach in its bid for judicial intervention in the city's years-long legal battle with sober-living homes. The city this...
  • Commentary: Let's help group homes be good neighbors

    Among the top concerns when it comes the quality of life in Costa Mesa neighborhoods are the negative impacts created by operators and residents of some group homes. Excessive noise, traffic, large meetings and smoking are among the complaints received...
  • Venezia: SPON spawns new mission

    Venezia: SPON spawns new mission
    Opening my mail the end of March I found a 10-page foldout piece from the city titled "Newport Beach General Plan – a progress report on the general plan use element amendment." The title itself is mind numbing, but residents in Newport should...
  • Mailbag: Why the costly fight over a $5 sign?

    The Daily Pilot reported that Steven Charles White, accused of tearing up a campaign sign before the 2012 election, had been acquitted after a jury trial ("Accused sign vandal is found not guilty," March 28). First, let me say that I don't condone the...
  • Banning Ranch critic enters Costa Mesa council race

    Banning Ranch critic enters Costa Mesa council race
    Christopher Bunyan's candidacy for Costa Mesa City Council is, in his words, about "climate change." He's not referring to greenhouse gases, but rather to the political climate in which the City of the Arts finds itself in 2014. He cites the two council...