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  • Wasting water can cost you $500

    Wasting water can cost you $500
    While state water regulators approved fines of up to $500 per day to encourage California residents to turn off the tap, several local Orange County water agencies don't have plans to dole out the punishment just yet. However, that doesn't mean that...
  • Newport officially seeks U.S. high court's help

    Newport Beach on Thursday officially submitted a request for the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether an ordinance discriminates against residents of sober-living homes. The petition is the latest move in a legal battle that has been waged since...
  • What Costa Mesa residents want: Walkable streets, recycling

    Costa Mesa officials on Wednesday hosted their latest effort to include residents in the process of developing plans for the city's parks, open spaces, recreational needs and natural resources conservation. By the end of the evening session, held in the...
  • County COIN proposal hits roadblock

    A proposed county ordinance aimed at increasing transparency in traditionally closed labor negotiations hit a stumbling block this week when supervisors opted not to finalize its passage. After voting last month to approve a first reading of...
  • Commentary: Ending homelessness requires a multipronged approach

    I have been a Costa Mesa resident for eight years. My wife and I purchased a home here because we fell in love with Costa Mesa's character. Maintaining and building this character are central to the message of my campaign for City Council, and it is...
  • FPPC role in campaign finance will go to vote

    Orange County voters will be asked whether they want the state's Fair Political Practices Commission to enforce local campaign finance rules, a unanimous Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday. The district attorney's office currently has the authority to...
  • Parking plan for Corona del Mar advances

    The Newport Beach Planning Commission voted unanimously this week to pass a Corona del Mar parking management report — specifically eight, short-term recommendations for improving parking in the village business district — to the City...
  • Commentary: Charter will let Costa Mesa better govern itself

    Re. "Commentary: Proposed charter comes with great risk. Benefits? Unknown," July 15: I had the honor of serving with City Council candidate Harold Weitzberg along with 11 other residents of Costa Mesa on the Charter Committee. Weitzberg was always...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa is undergoing revolutionary changes

    “The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults." — Alexis de Tocqueville On this Independence Day, I'm reminded of what an amazing country and city we have....
  • JWA report brings ire

    A recent report by the Orange County Grand Jury suggesting that John Wayne Airport's operating constraints are blunting its potential impact on the local economy is ruffling feathers in Newport Beach, where residents have long fought to keep the roar of...