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  • Planners seek stricter home definition

    A split Costa Mesa Planning Commission this week recommended changes to the city's zoning code that may aid in enforcement actions against rehabilitation homes serving too many tenants. Commissioners Colin McCarthy, Robert Dickson and Jeff Mathews voted...
  • Fair Board may waive privilege in fair sale attempt

    The Orange County Fair Board next week will consider a request to waive its attorney-client privilege, a move that may indicate that authorities are once again investigating the failed sale of the fairgrounds property. The nine-member board will vote...
  • Mailbag: Oppose a charter with 'prevailing wage' exemption

    I have read the Daily Pilot article "Charter could cost city funding" (Oct. 16), and because of my attendance at several Costa Mesa City Charter Committee meetings, I have some additional comments. Only two committee members have consistently opposed...
  • Raid nets boxes of possible evidence

    Local and federal law enforcement agencies took "numerous boxes of paperwork and computers related to the investigation" from the offices of eight businesses they raided in Newport Beach, police said Wednesday. The businesses — State Trust Legal,...
  • Problem motels could be charged for excessive police calls

    Costa Mesa city officials are considering charging problem motels per police call if they require an excessive amount of attention from law enforcement. The City Council will discuss that possibility at its Tuesday night meeting and could direct staff...
  • Archaeological firm elicits concern

    Costa Mesa's archaeological consultant hired to survey the Fairview Indian Site is being met with some concern because of its controversial excavations in neighboring Huntington Beach, though officials contend the job there is far different from what's...
  • Horse permits subject of public hearing

    The Newport Beach City Council will hold a public hearing during its meeting next week on whether to require the annual use permits for some horse owners in the Santa Ana Heights residential equestrian district. The hearing follows an August decision by...
  • Trash bin display is meant to educate

    Trash bin display is meant to educate
    Trash bins now decorate libraries and community centers around Newport Beach. City staff expects the bins to remain for about a month as part of an effort to show residents what their new carts might look like if the city approves a contract to...
  • The new school of learning

    The new school of learning
    The words "Common Core" don't hold special meaning to students in Terri Clarke's second-grade class at Newport Elementary. Unbeknownst to them, the lessons Clarke is implementing will have a profound effect on the way they are taught for the rest of...
  • Commentary: Parents of special-needs students must be proactive

    The new school year is in full swing and it's time to review your child's Individual Education Plan. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, guarantees special education for children who have disabilities. For parents of a special-needs...
  • Debra Healy Deem

    Debra Healy Deem
    Debra Healy Deem Debra Healy Deem, 58 of Laguna Beach passed away on August 28th after succumbing to injuries received in a tragic bike accident on August 27th 2013. Debra was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and grew up in Southern California. She received...
  • Expert consensus: Crisis is over

    The last of three speakers during the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce's presentation of its 2014 Economic Forecast on Wednesday put plainly for the crowd what many in Orange County have long hoped to hear: The crisis is over. "We have to get out of...