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  • JWA report brings ire

    A recent report by the Orange County Grand Jury suggesting that John Wayne Airport's operating constraints are blunting its potential impact on the local economy is ruffling feathers in Newport Beach, where residents have long fought to keep the roar of...
  • Commentary: 'Revolutionary' Costa Mesa is councilman's spin

    Re: "Costa Mesa is undergoing revolutionary changes," July 3: Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger's commentary, as usual, is more spin with only part of the story being told. He talks about the city working closely with the American Civil Liberties Union on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: Charter will let Costa Mesa better govern itself

    Re. "Commentary: Proposed charter comes with great risk. Benefits? Unknown," July 15: I had the honor of serving with City Council candidate Harold Weitzberg along with 11 other residents of Costa Mesa on the Charter Committee. Weitzberg was always...
  • 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...
  • Newport officially seeks U.S. high court's help

    Newport Beach on Thursday officially submitted a request for the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether an ordinance discriminates against residents of sober-living homes. The petition is the latest move in a legal battle that has been waged since...
  • What Costa Mesa residents want: Walkable streets, recycling

    Costa Mesa officials on Wednesday hosted their latest effort to include residents in the process of developing plans for the city's parks, open spaces, recreational needs and natural resources conservation. By the end of the evening session, held in the...
  • Wasting water can cost you $500

    Wasting water can cost you $500
    While state water regulators approved fines of up to $500 per day to encourage California residents to turn off the tap, several local Orange County water agencies don't have plans to dole out the punishment just yet. However, that doesn't mean that...
  • Commentary: Ending homelessness requires a multipronged approach

    I have been a Costa Mesa resident for eight years. My wife and I purchased a home here because we fell in love with Costa Mesa's character. Maintaining and building this character are central to the message of my campaign for City Council, and it is...