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  • 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,...
  • Commentary: This is what we meant by 'cronyism' in ballot argument

    In his commentary, "Proposed ballot argument falsely claims 'cronyism,'" Planning Commissioner Tim Sesler argues that a sentence in the ballot argument against the proposed city charter inaccurately uses the term "cronies" to describe the Costa Mesa...
  • Theater's plans to be discussed by Newport Beach City Council

    Council members will discuss how the Balboa Performing Arts Theater Foundation should continue to move forward with plans for the Balboa Peninsula space in a study session at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The theater closed in 1992 and stands empty with a sand...
  • 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...
  • 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...