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  • O.C. Grand Jury again calls for ethics commission

    O.C. Grand Jury again calls for ethics commission
    Despite being dismissed as an “irresponsible and wasteful” proposal by officials last year, the Orange County Grand Jury has again called for the creation of an ethics commission. The grand jury in a report released this week recommended...
  • Irvine council rejects changes to Friendship Cities program

    A split vote of the Irvine council this week sent proposed amendments to the city's suspended Friendship Cities program back to the city manager's office for revisions. The changes pertained to a country's human rights record and came about in...
  • Council agenda includes city charter

    The Costa Mesa City Council will begin the 2014-15 fiscal year Tuesday with a busy agenda that includes deciding whether to place a proposed city charter on the November ballot and add security cameras at Fairview Park and other city facilities. After...
  • Council to consider rules on speech

    The Costa Mesa City Council is scheduled Tuesday to consider ways that public speakers may be removed from the chambers if their conduct is deemed overly disruptive. These behaviors run the gamut from swearing to being seen as simply repeating what...
  • Commentary: Mayor's opponents overlook improved Westside

    Re: "Proposed project hopes to lure young professionals to Costa Mesa's Westside," (June 21): It was a pleasant surprise to read that after all these years the Argo-Tech industrial site has found a suitable project that complies with the spirit and intent...
  • Injuries pile up for understaffed Costa Mesa Police Department

    Eight months ago, a Costa Mesa police officer pulled up to an Eastside grocery store. Four teenagers had tried to steal liquor, and employees called for help in restraining them. Inside, one of the kids reached for the officer's service gun. Another...
  • Newport residents blocking public access to beaches could face heavy fine

    Newport residents blocking public access to beaches could face heavy fine
    Frustrated beachgoers this summer will finally have a remedy against anyone who blocks public access to California's shoreline. Under a new law that takes effect Tuesday, the California Coastal Commission will for the first time have the authority to...
  • Leece presses on rehab homes

    Councilwoman Wendy Leece on Tuesday called for the city attorney's office to draft an ordinance that could provide more regulation of rehabilitation homes in Costa Mesa. During the City Council meeting, she said Costa Mesa should have laws similar to...
  • Editorial: Will the threat of big fines force better beach access?

    California's historical guarantee of public access to the shoreline has been under increasing attack in recent years, as oceanfront property owners try to ignore the fact that their glorious private views come with a public responsibility. In 2007,...
  • Commentary: Newport shows how costly charter cities are

    Having a city charter is like hosting a leech — you have to keep feeding it whether you want to or not. That's my conclusion after analyzing Newport Beach's charter experience. Here's what I found. (This is drawn from the charter history included...
  • J. Edgar Thomson "JET" Rutter March 6, 1931 - May 31, 2014

    J. Edgar Thomson "JET" Rutter <br/> March 6, 1931 - May 31, 2014
    J. Edgar Thomson “JET” Rutter II departed to see the Lord on May 31, 2014,  at age 83,  after a short bout with cancer (it seemed longer.)  J.E.T. Rutter was born in what he liked to call “The People’s Republic of Santa Monica,&...
  • The Harbor Report: Toss in your hat for Harbor Commission

    I have quite a bit of information to pass along this week regarding the harbor and Newport Beach. This information is best combined with participation and making your concerns heard. First is the change on the Harbor Commission. Three of the harbor...