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  • City moves to replace problem motel

    City moves to replace problem motel
    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday voted to get the ball rolling on a plan that would demolish one of the city's so-called problem motels and replace it with a new apartment complex. Four council members — Councilwoman Sandy Genis dissented...
  • Group calls off hotel lawsuit

    Citing rising costs, a local political action committee has requested to end its lawsuit against the city, city council members and others regarding the Back Bay Landing project. The group, Stop the Dunes Hotel, filed its suit March 14 in Orange...
  • City forms elections-complaint committee

    City forms elections-complaint committee
    Costa Mesa's chief executive has formed an internal elections committee that will review and address complaints as they arise during the City Council campaign this fall. City CEO Tom Hatch convened a similar committee for the 2012 general election,...
  • Master shipwright Dennis Holland dies

    Master shipwright Dennis Holland dies
    Dennis Holland, a master shipwright who in his last years of life battled city officials over whether he could restore a 72-foot boat in his Newport Beach yard, has died. He was 68. At home with family, Holland lost his battle with prostate cancer...
  • Judge delays ruling on city layoffs

    An Orange County Superior Court judge issued a tentative ruling Thursday but delayed finalizing the order that could bring a Costa Mesa municipal employee union's lawsuit against outsourcing closer to trial. For now, City Hall and the Costa Mesa City...
  • The fading of the Grand Canal

    The fading of the Grand Canal
    On Balboa Island, residents take pride in their quaint shops, rival banana stands and picturesque ferry service. But the watery channel that cuts through it, called the Grand Canal, doesn't quite fit that image. Sure, the water still reaches high levels...
  • Commentary: The SAT adapts to modern times

    The high school experience includes several rites of passage for students: getting a driver's license, going out on a first date and taking the SAT. Now the SAT journey has just gotten a little smoother. The College Board, the organization behind the SAT...
  • Commentary: Dock tax opponents say watch out incumbents

    This November presents Newport Beach taxpayers with a chance to return fiscal restraint back to city government. I took a 20-year break from civic affairs until 18 months ago, when city leaders chose to raise taxes — which they termed fees —...
  • Commentary: Prop. 13 reform would make state even less competitive

    April 30 is California's Tax Freedom Day, the day when taxpayers can stop working for the government and start working for themselves. This year Californians have worked nine more days than the national average, and six more days than we did last year...
  • Planning Commission reviews motel limits

    The Costa Mesa Planning Commission examined a proposal Monday evening that could significantly reduce the number of allowable long-term motel tenants. Because the city has largely met its most recent requirement to provide affordable housing, "it is no...
  • Mansoor's rehab home bill clears committee

    A bill that would require drug and alcohol rehabilitation homes to report residents' deaths passed the California's Assembly Health Committee last week. Assembly Bill 2374, introduced by Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, (R-Costa Mesa), would order the...
  • Moorlach aims to make COIN ordinance countywide

    Costa Mesa's Civic Openness in Negotiations, or COIN, ordinance could soon be tested on a bigger stage, Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach said Tuesday. Near the end of this week's board of supervisors meeting, he told colleagues that he hopes to...