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  • 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...
  • Law aimed at campaign signatures moves forward

    An ordinance barring county employees from gathering campaign signatures in the workplace was pushed forward Tuesday. The Orange County Board of Supervisors, in a 4 to 1 vote, decided to send the measure to a second reading. Supervisor John Moorlach...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: Council rules are stifling public comment

    Residents are being silenced in Costa Mesa. People like James H. Bridges. Bridges is a kind gentleman who regularly attends our City Council meetings. Because of hearing loss and other disabilities, he sits in the front row, and it is easy for me to...
  • Council OKs permissible-conduct law

    An ordinance that would regulate permissible conduct at public meetings in Costa Mesa could have faced a torrent of harsh criticism. But City Council members rendered moot part of the opposition's argument by saying they were willing to remove a...
  • Abortion protests return to Dover Shores

    Abortion protests return to Dover Shores
    A group of anti-abortion protesters returned to a Newport Beach neighborhood twice this week, prompting complaints from residents that police aren't doing enough to shield them from the demonstrations. Neighbors along Antigua Way in the Dover Shores...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa is undergoing revolutionary changes

    “The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults." — Alexis de Tocqueville On this Independence Day, I'm reminded of what an amazing country and city we have....