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  • Law firm sued by mayor to close

    An Upland-based law firm being sued by two Costa Mesa City Council members is closing, according to a letter obtained Thursday by the Daily Pilot. Lackie, Dammeier, McGill & Ethir "will be winding down and eventually close," according to the letter sent...
  • Head to head over marriage equality

    Two legal scholars battled over marriage equality during a debate at Orange Coast College on Thursday. Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, argued as a proponent of marriage equality. His opponent, John Eastman, former Chapman...
  • Appeals Court sees possible bias in group-homes ordinance

    SAN FRANCISCO — A Newport Beach ordinance that restricts group homes for recovering addicts may have been motivated by illegal discrimination and may be challenged at trial, a federal appeals court ruled unanimously Friday. The decision by the U....
  • Motel operators: 'We need to make our living'

    Motel operators: 'We need to make our living'
    Second story in an occasional series about Costa Mesa's troubled motels. On a typical weekend evening at the Costa Mesa Motor Inn, kids scamper through the labyrinthine courtyard as pairs of neighbors lean on walkway railings, smoking and chatting in...
  • Planners to tackle 'problem' motels

    The Costa Mesa Planning Commission will begin examining a series of measures Monday aimed at addressing problematic motels in the city. The five-member commission won't take any specific action during its 6 p.m. meeting at City Hall but will receive a...
  • CMPOA: Lawsuit attempts to muzzle critics of City Council

    Costa Mesa's police association responded this month to a lawsuit filed by two councilmen alleging the union, its former law firm and a private investigator conspired to harass and intimidate them for political gain. Lawyers for the Costa Mesa Police...
  • 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....
  • Nearby condo owners oppose housing for homeless

    Nearby condo owners oppose housing for homeless
    Condominium residents near the site of a prospective homeless recovery complex in Costa Mesa are criticizing the plans, contending that while the aim to help the needy is noble, the project has the potential to harm their neighborhood and pose a risk to...
  • Commentary: U.S. must reduce human trafficking

    Human trafficking in America has dramatically increased over the past decades. More American girls and young women are being trafficked within the U.S. now than ever. The U.S. State Department has indicated that up to 17,000 people annually are...
  • Commentary: Why residents want to 'draft Duffy' for City Council

    With no offense to Diane Dixon versus Michael Glenn, or Michael Toerge versus Scott Peotter, or even Tim Brown versus Roy Englebrecht, we may soon have a Newport Beach City Council race to watch. On Wednesday, the "Draft Duffy" movement will start with a...
  • Mailbag: Setting the record straight on my blackball flag position

    I recently received a letter requesting that I recuse myself from the blackball issue. It was from Equal Beach Access for All. The writers of the letter are concerned that my late father made harsh comments about surfers. He made some harsh comments...
  • Lawyers group objects to flag display

    Lawyers group objects to flag display
    A group of Orange County attorneys is calling for the removal of Mississippi’s state flag from a display at Santa Ana’s Civic Center, saying its Confederate design symbolizes racism and hatred. The Mississippi flag is the last to feature the...