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  • Newport says it will fight group home decision

    Newport Beach plans to petition the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision that determined its group home ordinance is discriminatory. City Council members voted unanimously during a closed session meeting Tuesday to pursue the petition,...
  • Mailbag: New trash bins don't fit in yard or garage

    I just read in the Daily Pilot that the Newport Beach City Council voted to require that the new trash bins be stored inside rather than in an alley as many residents have been doing ("City code updated to fit new trash contract," March 26). There is...
  • Small-lot ordinance facing second reading

    A proposed ordinance that would ease building requirements for small developments faces its second reading Tuesday before the Costa Mesa City Council. The Small-Lot Subdivision Ordinance would be applied to projects containing up to 15 units in areas...
  • 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...
  • Venezia: Foley will find a changed council

    Venezia: Foley will find a changed council
    Over the decades I've had many interesting careers. I've been a hairdresser, worked in New York City's garment center and briefly had a gig as a showroom shoe model — until I fell off a pair of platforms in front of a Macy's buyer. I've managed...
  • Council OKs small-lot ordinance

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday gave a second and final approval for easing standards for small-lot developments. The 3-2 vote on the Small-Lot Subdivision Ordinance — with Councilwomen Sandy Genis and Wendy Leece dissenting — came...
  • Bowley resigns from leadership positions over field flap

    Citing dissatisfaction with City Hall decisions, a longtime Costa Mesa youth sports advocate confirmed Wednesday that he has resigned from his sports leadership positions. Gordon Bowley had been serving as president of Costa Mesa United and as...
  • Grand jury targets restaurant ratings

    Posted unobtrusively low in the floor-to-ceiling front window of a trendy salad joint or fading in its plastic sleeve at the sushi place next door, the orange-ringed seal has for decades been a great equalizer of sorts among Orange County restaurants...
  • When wooing graduation speakers, colleges have their talking points

    When wooing graduation speakers, colleges have their talking points
    The nearly two-minuteĀ UC IrvineĀ video looks like an appeal to prospective students, featuring a montage of undergraduates walking around campus, dancing in classrooms and celebrating big basketball victories. But the target audience becomes obvious at...
  • Commentary: Generous pensions drive CMPD retirements

    Have you heard of Costa Mesa's scandal de jour? Since 2012, 26 of our police officers have left. Most have simply retired. News flash: A retirement providing an officer 90% of his highest annual salary at age 50 will encourage early retirement. It's...
  • City Council schedules charter hearing

    The Costa Mesa City Council weighed in on a proposed charter Tuesday night, giving city attorneys direction on when to schedule the first of two public hearings. The first hearing is April 22 — a change from the originally proposed date, April 15,...