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  • 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...
  • Irvine officials debate whether to debate veterans cemetery

    It didn't take long before the gloves came off at Tuesday's Irvine City Council meeting. Comments about a proposed veterans cemetery made by Councilman Larry Agran during opening announcements quickly devolved into a 10-minute, point-of-order squabble....
  • Commentary: Council rules are stifling public comment

    Residents are being silenced in Costa Mesa. People like James H. Bridges. Bridges is a kind gentleman who regularly attends our City Council meetings. Because of hearing loss and other disabilities, he sits in the front row, and it is easy for me to...
  • Commentary: Proposed charter comes with great risk. Benefits? Unknown

    Re: "Costa Mesa is undergoing revolutionary change" (July 3): Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger boasts of the newly proposed charter, but I want to provide a charter committee member's perspective on the questionable rationale, content and process used to...
  • Commentary: Motels should clean up their acts or leave town

    Costa Mesa is paying the price of poorly run businesses that have become crime centers. The so-called problem motels hurt their neighbors, both business and residential, and are costly to all of the city's residents. They decrease property values, raise...
  • County approves site for year-round shelter

    The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to buy a site in Santa Ana for a year-round emergency shelter — filling what homeless advocates have long called a gaping hole in services, but also drawing ire from neighbors of...
  • Council moves toward new motel standards

    Council moves toward new motel standards
    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday approved the first reading of an ordinance that would require motels to seek new permits and maintain new standards if they wish to house long-term tenants. While supporters argued that the rules would help make...
  • Law aimed at campaign signatures moves forward

    An ordinance barring county employees from gathering campaign signatures in the workplace was pushed forward Tuesday. The Orange County Board of Supervisors, in a 4 to 1 vote, decided to send the measure to a second reading. Supervisor John Moorlach...