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  • Commentary: Mensinger is wrong on several counts

    I have read "Costa Mesa is undergoing revolutionary change," by Mayor Pro Tem Mensinger (July 4). Mensinger implies, via a quote from a French politician, that the mayor has been repairing a faulty Costa Mesa. It is very concerning that Mensinger thinks...
  • Mailbag: City did too little enforce fireworks laws

    It is 11:13 p.m. on the Fourth of July, and I am sitting at my computer composing a missive to Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer while being serenaded by the continuing crash, boom, bang, pop and sizzle of very large illegal fireworks. In a city that...
  • Vote on controversial changes to development plan postponed

    Vote on controversial changes to development plan postponed
    After hours of public statements and discussion Tuesday, a final vote on a proposed amendment to Newport Beach's development guidelines was postponed until the next City Council meeting. The updated guidelines include reduced development in some areas...
  • The Offspring to kick off concert series

    The Offspring to kick off concert series
    When Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman takes the stage on the OC Fair's opening night Friday, he may play to some audience members for whom he played a vital role in childhood. Not as lead guitarist of the Offspring. As Mr. Wasserman, the head custodian....
  • Venezia: Hopefuls and their land-use stances

    On June 25 I wrote about Jean Watt and the organization she co-founded, Still Protecting Our Newport (SPON), attempting to wake up residents and rally them against the city's efforts to update the land-use element amendment to the General Plan. Watt...
  • Council to continue motel discussion

    The Costa Mesa City Council is scheduled Tuesday to examine a proposed ordinance that would place more restrictions on motels that want to house long-term occupants. Last month the Planning Commission recommended the new guidelines, which would...
  • Venezia: Watt wakes up Newport to land-use amendment

    At 87, longtime Newport resident, 2013 citizen of the year, councilwoman, community activist and Save Our Newport (SPON) co-founder Jean Watt is fired up. Watt has championed many causes, the Greenlight development movement and John Wayne Airport...
  • Senate committee OKs fire ring bill

    An Assembly bill that aims to protect fire rings in Southern California has passed out of a legislative committee. The Senate Committee on Natural Resources unanimously approved Assembly Bill 1102 on Tuesday. It will go to the Senate Appropriations...
  • Planners propose stricter rules on long-term motel stays

    Costa Mesa city planners voted this week to recommend stricter standards for long-term occupancies at nearly all city motels, a move that affordable housing advocates warned will harm those who rely on the properties as a last stop before homelessness....
  • O.C. Grand Jury again calls for ethics commission

    O.C. Grand Jury again calls for ethics commission
    Despite being dismissed as an “irresponsible and wasteful” proposal by officials last year, the Orange County Grand Jury has again called for the creation of an ethics commission. The grand jury in a┬áreport released this week┬árecommended...
  • Irvine council rejects changes to Friendship Cities program

    A split vote of the Irvine council this week sent proposed amendments to the city's suspended Friendship Cities program back to the city manager's office for revisions. The changes pertained to a country's human rights record and came about in...
  • 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...