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  • Costa Mesa City Council will look into medical marijuana law

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday will consider placing a medical marijuana initiative on November's ballot, a proposal that supporters say will give proper city regulation over dispensaries. Crafted by the city attorney's office, the law aims to...
  • Commentary: Proposed pot regulation clouded in smoke

    I confess. I smoked pot a few times when I was in college. It made me hungry and sleepy. Wanting to actually graduate, I decided I had better things to do. Fast forward to my two recent hip-replacement surgeries, after which my eldest daughter...
  • Costa Mesa workers OK $24.7 million annual contract; lower pay for new hires

    The Costa Mesa City Council announced Tuesday that the municipal workers union has ratified an employment agreement, a move that brings the yearlong, sometimes contentious negotiation process closer to the finish line. The new Costa Mesa City...
  • Costa Mesa council declines to put medical marijuana law on ballot

    Costa Mesa council declines to put medical marijuana law on ballot
    It was called excellent law, quite possibly the best on the subject in California, even by those who have competing proposals. But such sentiment didn't sway the Costa Mesa council, which, after 2 1/2 hours of discussion and debate, declined Tuesday...
  • Editorial: Yellow Alert system deserves green light

    A proposed piece of state legislation that would allow the use of digital signs on freeways to broadcast information about vehicles involved in deadly hit-and-run accidents got a big boost recently when the Los Angeles City Council gave the bill its...
  • Costa Mesa council considers nearly $25M union contract today

    A nearly $25 million employment contract with Costa Mesa's municipal employee union will go for City Council review Tuesday. The roughly 200-member Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. ratified the contract last month, but the deal still faces two public...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: Charter would give Costa Mesa 'home rule'

    A federal grand jury has just accused state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) of racketeering and being part of organized crime and gun-running. State Sen. Ronald Calderon (D-Montebello) has been charged in a federal indictment of accepting $88,000 in...
  • 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...