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  • Costa Mesa Senior Center board will remain for at least one year

    The nonprofit corporation that oversees the troubled Costa Mesa Senior Center will remain intact for at least one year, board members announced during a special meeting Friday. The board will operate independently of City Hall and will not have any...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: Council districts won't improve representation

    The state Supreme Court recently denied review of a ruling that requires charter cities to switch to district elections based on majority-minority representation. Advocates say that holding district elections is a solution to incorporating more voters...
  • 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...
  • Harper's Cove smaller lot sizes win Costa Mesa council approval

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday approved a pre-zoning ordinance that would allow a planned Eastside development to have smaller lot sizes than some neighbors wanted. The 13-home tract, preliminarily named Harper's Cove, was finalized to have 6,...
  • Costa Mesa OKs $24.7 million employee contract

    The Costa Mesa City Council signed off on an employment contract with the city's largest employee union Tuesday, ending more than a year of negotiations. Under the $24.7-million pact with the Costa Mesa City Employees Assn., new hires will come in under...
  • Reader Report: Max von Strobel had the right idea for creating O.C.

    Reader Report: Max von Strobel had the right idea for creating O.C.
    The official date of Orange County's incorporation is Aug. 1, 1889. If you dig deeper, you'll discover it could have happened nearly 20 years earlier. Sometime between 1870 and 1889, one enterprising fellow by the name of Max von Strobel, Anaheim's...
  • Marijuana initiative signatures turned in to force city OK or a vote

    Medical marijuana dispensaries could return to Costa Mesa if a proposed referendum wins City Council or voter approval. Organizers of the ARRO Initiative, or Act to Restrict and Regulate the Operation of Medical Marijuana Businesses, submitted 11,080...
  • Teacher who questioned cat dissections sues school district, claims retaliation

    A former Newport Harbor High School English teacher is suing Newport-Mesa Unified, alleging that district administrators retaliated against her after she publicly questioned the need for students to dissect cat carcasses in class. Karen Coyne claims...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Candidates square off at CdM forum

    Seven candidates vying for Newport Beach City Council seats met Thursday morning at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a 90-minute candidates' forum sponsored by the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee. Corona del Mar...