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  • Mailbag: Council decisions ignore needs of low-income residents

    I appreciate the placement of the article about the sad demise of the Costa Mesa Motor Inn and the subsequent loss of affordable housing on the front page ("City moves to replace problem motel," May 22). Hopefully it will bring greater awareness of...
  • Progress is made toward veterans cemetery

    Discussions about a proposed veterans cemetery weren't quite so contentious at last week's Irvine City Council meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Jeffrey Lalloway, who presided over Tuesday's meeting in Mayor Steven Choi's absence, echoed Councilman Larry Agran's...
  • Union's appeal further ties up lawsuit

    A legal battle roiling between two Costa Mesa councilmen and the city's police union could soon be headed to a higher court. Thursday, the Costa Mesa Police Assn. appealed an Orange County Superior Court judge's decision to deny a request to strike down...
  • John Wayne to build USO center

    For the first time in the organization's more than 70-year history, John Wayne Airport will be home to a United Service Organization center, officials announced this week. USO centers act as welcoming facilities for returning troops, where military...
  • Rule change has local breweries in a bubbly mood

    Rule change has local breweries in a bubbly mood
    Orange County could be barreling toward a craft beer boom thanks to a recent obscure, bureaucratic rule change, local brewers and officials said. The change, which essentially moves oversight of beer-making facilities from a county agency to the state's...
  • Second public hearing for Costa Mesa's proposed charter set for Tuesday

    Costa Mesa will host a second public hearing Tuesday on a city charter that could appear on the November 2014 ballot. During the City Council meeting that starts at 7 p.m., public speakers can voice their opinions on the document that would serve...
  • City officials tout results of motel crackdown

    Costa Mesa officials are crediting recent reforms targeting the city's so-called problem motels for a first-quarter reduction in police calls and nuisance complaints associated with the properties. Compared to the same period last year, calls to...
  • Political Landscape: O.C. Bar rates judicial candidates

    Though the Newport Beach-based Orange County Bar Assn. does not formally endorse judicial candidates, it does evaluate them and issue ratings voters can use as a guide in making their choices. The four ratings reflect whether the bar finds a candidate...
  • Commentary: Take a tough stance against bullying

    Bullying has become such a fixture of school life that most of us have ceased giving it any real attention. Bullies are seen as an inextricable part of the social fabric in schools, as common and unremarkable as any other social archetype, whether it be...
  • Commentary: Funding Veterans Services Offices is our duty

    California is proud to be home to 2 million military veterans — the most of any state in the nation. Words cannot adequately express the gratitude that we feel as Californians for the service of these brave men and women. The very least that we can...
  • City forms elections-complaint committee

    City forms elections-complaint committee
    Costa Mesa's chief executive has formed an internal elections committee that will review and address complaints as they arise during the City Council campaign this fall. City CEO Tom Hatch convened a similar committee for the 2012 general election,...
  • Master shipwright Dennis Holland dies

    Master shipwright Dennis Holland dies
    Dennis Holland, a master shipwright who in his last years of life battled city officials over whether he could restore a 72-foot boat in his Newport Beach yard, has died. He was 68. At home with family, Holland lost his battle with prostate cancer...