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  • Judge denies lawsuit against wording of Newport's Measure Y

    Ballot language regarding proposed land development changes in Newport Beach will remain, according to an Orange County Superior Court judge, who on Monday directed petitioners in a lawsuit to get out into the community with their opinions. Judge...
  • Costa Mesa preservationists to consider a more active role

    Costa Mesa preservationists to consider a more active role
    Costa Mesa's Historical Preservation Committee may be moving in a direction more in keeping with its name. Member Mary Ellen Goddard said at its Aug. 14 meeting that the committee, which works with the City Council and Costa Mesa Historical Society to...
  • Mailbag: City Council isn't as conservative as it claims to be

    Newport Beach's current City Council is filled with self-proclaimed Republicans — fiscally conservative, against big government — and they want to just leave people alone and keep the government out of people's lives. Or so they claim....
  • Ease traffic, hire more cops, Costa Mesa residents say

    Too many palm trees. No electronic billboards. Too much development and traffic. "Feelings of insecurity" on East 19th Street. "Listen to the people." These were a few of the sentiments shared during Wednesday's meeting regarding the updating of Costa...
  • Fair Board: Keep state fairs in public hands

    The Orange County Fair Board on Thursday agreed to draft a resolution that will express the board's intent on maintaining state fairgrounds as public assets rather than privatized properties. It will also state that the board is OK with restoring state...
  • Newport consulting firm accuses Great Park investigators of unethical conduct

    A Newport Beach consulting firm accused of non-compliance in the Great Park audit is turning the tables on investigators examining more than $200 million in project expenditures. Stu Mollrich, principal at Forde & Mollrich, the firm given a contract...
  • Bill to require rehabs to report deaths moves forward

    A bill that would require drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities to report their residents' deaths has passed both houses of the state Legislature and faces Gov. Jerry Brown for final approval. Assembly Bill 2374, introduced by Assemblyman Allan...
  • Costa Mesa council considers nearly $25M union contract today

    A nearly $25 million employment contract with Costa Mesa's municipal employee union will go for City Council review Tuesday. The roughly 200-member Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. ratified the contract last month, but the deal still faces two public...
  • Mailbag: Council members inconsistent on 405 toll proposal

    I am upset at my fellow women on the Costa Mesa City Council. On Aug. 5, the council voted unanimously to put an advisory measure on the November ballot that will ask voters if they agree with the Costa Mesa City Council's opposition to the...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Planners allow A-frame signs in village

    Corona del Mar Today: Planners allow A-frame signs in village
    The Newport Beach Planning Commission voted Thursday to change the city's zoning code to allow A-frame signs in front of businesses — but only in Corona del Mar — and only after a discussion in which a few of the commissioners said they...
  • Abuse suspect worked at Hoag

    Abuse suspect worked at Hoag
    A former child-care worker at Hoag Hospital, UC Irvine and two private day-care centers in Irvine and Costa Mesa was arrested this month for allegedly sexually abusing a 3-year-old girl in Los Angeles County, according to authorities. Now police are...
  • Commentary: COIN ordinance is saving taxpayers money

    At the last Costa Mesa City Council meeting, I was pleased to see savings of more than $1 million result from negotiations with employees. The transparency of COIN confirmed this success. COIN, the Civic Openness in Negotiations ordinance, requires...