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  • Anti-abortion activists won't face charges over chalk writing near Newport doctor's home

    Anti-abortion activists won't face charges over chalk writing near Newport doctor's home
    Law-enforcement officials said Wednesday that they will not file charges against a group of protesters who wrote anti-abortion messages in chalk outside a Newport Beach doctor's home. Police had said the demonstrators technically may have vandalized...
  • Venezia: Having fun with Costa Mesa candidates

    Venezia: Having fun with Costa Mesa candidates
    My last several columns have focused on the Newport Beach City Council race and the new crop of candidates there. This week I turn my attention to Costa Mesa, since candidates in that race will find themselves in hot seats at the Feet to the Fire...
  • Commentary: Charter proposal would not give Costa Mesa 'home rule'

    Commentaries from Aug. 2 and 3 on the newly proposed charter initiative in Costa Mesa demand a reply. Planning Commissioner Tim Sesler's screed ("Commentary: Proposed ballot argument falsely claims 'cronyism'") seems to be along the lines of the...
  • Venezia: Candidate challenges campaign-donation warning

    Things are heating up for Newport Beach council candidate Scott Peotter in his bid for the District 6 seat — maybe not in a good way. On Aug. 1, Peotter got a letter from Newport City Clerk Leilani Brown alerting him that he was in potential...
  • Veterans cemetery has a few more hurdles

    The state Assembly bill to establish a veterans cemetery in Southern California is "in suspense" after consideration by the appropriations committee Monday. Assembly Bill 1453 passed unanimously in the Assembly and was presented to appropriations. It...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Port Theater seeks to serve alcohol at all-age screenings

    Corona del Mar Today: Port Theater seeks to serve alcohol at all-age screenings
    The Port Theater has been serving alcohol for two years, limiting sales to an upper balcony unless the screenings are 21 and older and sales end by 11 p.m. Now, the Planning Commission could expand alcohol service at the historic theater to include...
  • Apodaca: Common Core facing stronger pushback

    This is a dangerous time for Common Core. The new educational standards are in the midst of a roll-out that began in earnest in California last year, and advocates of the reforms continue to express their excitement about the potential to improve...
  • CM4RG to host general plan workshop on parks, traffic, neighborhoods, open space and more

    Costa Mesans for Responsible Government plans to host a free event Thursday focused on the city's update to its general plan. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. About five or six presenters are planned,...
  • Mayor honors Norma Hertzog with annual award

    Mayor honors Norma Hertzog with annual award
    The Costa Mesa political scene of 1974 has long been over, but on Thursday night, Norma Hertzog couldn't help but have a little fun with the past. Four decades ago, Hertzog had the distinction of being the first female councilmember elected to the...
  • Abortion protests return to Dover Shores

    Abortion protests return to Dover Shores
    A group of anti-abortion protesters returned to a Newport Beach neighborhood twice this week, prompting complaints from residents that police aren't doing enough to shield them from the demonstrations. Neighbors along Antigua Way in the Dover Shores...
  • Council OKs permissible-conduct law

    An ordinance that would regulate permissible conduct at public meetings in Costa Mesa could have faced a torrent of harsh criticism. But City Council members rendered moot part of the opposition's argument by saying they were willing to remove a...
  • The fading of the Grand Canal

    The fading of the Grand Canal
    On Balboa Island, residents take pride in their quaint shops, rival banana stands and picturesque ferry service. But the watery channel that cuts through it, called the Grand Canal, doesn't quite fit that image. Sure, the water still reaches high levels...