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  • Corona del Mar Today: Candidates square off at CdM forum

    Seven candidates vying for Newport Beach City Council seats met Thursday morning at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a 90-minute candidates' forum sponsored by the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee. Corona del Mar...
  • Commentary: Some FAQs about Costa Mesa pension liabilities

    Editor's note: Attorneys John Stephens and Tim Sesler, two members of Costa Mesa's Pension Oversight Committee, asked the Daily Pilot to publish the panel's findings and recommendations. The committee put together a series of three articles, titled...
  • Commentary: Curry has the public, private experience to lead in office

    The new state representatives we elect this November will have the opportunity to represent Orange County for the next 12 years. The legislators we elect will have significant impacts on public policy, the future of our party and the future of our...
  • Irvine Veterans Committee shifts focus to affordable housing

    The Irvine City Council is reshaping the committee dedicated to establishing a memorial cemetery in Orange County to focus on affordable housing for qualified veterans. Formed in January, the committee passed a resolution in July designating a 125-acre...
  • Venezia: From toilet politics to the rarity: kindness and respect

    Election time has been called the "silly season," and it certainly is in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Take the ceramic toilets that recently popped up in front of Red-E-Rentals on Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa. Some of their lids bear Mayor Jim...
  • Commentary: Bluffs incident shows effectiveness of police unit

    A city can offer stunning vistas, an array of things to see and do, playgrounds for its children and jobs for their parents. But if it doesn't offer the people who live and work there a feeling of safety and security, everything else is meaningless....
  • Costa Mesa supports Newport in sober-living case

    Five Southern California cities, including three in Orange County, have filed supportive legal documents toward the goal of having the U.S. Supreme Court review Newport Beach's sober-living homes ordinance. Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, San Clemente,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Looking for Costa Mesa's historic buildings? They're not on the local register

    Looking for Costa Mesa's historic buildings? They're not on the local register
    In the 1990s, Costa Mesa paid consultants to find buildings and sites that might be eligible for a historic register. Of 141 properties in the survey area, 27 structures and two areas — the state-owned Orange County Fairgrounds and Orange Coast...
  • Public officials object to 405 toll lanes, 'schoolyard bully' Caltrans

    Public officials object to 405 toll lanes, 'schoolyard bully' Caltrans
    With the steady hum of morning traffic behind them, public officials from cities along Orange County's 405 Freeway corridor gathered in Costa Mesa on Thursday to decry a state proposal to add toll lanes to the busy thoroughfare. Led by Assemblyman Allan...
  • Newport-Mesa School District asked to disclose salaries

    A nonpartisan research institute could seek legal counsel in the coming weeks to compel the Newport-Mesa Unified School District to disclose employee salaries online. The California Policy Center, a Tustin-based think tank, submitted California Public...