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  • Judge delays ruling on city layoffs

    An Orange County Superior Court judge issued a tentative ruling Thursday but delayed finalizing the order that could bring a Costa Mesa municipal employee union's lawsuit against outsourcing closer to trial. For now, City Hall and the Costa Mesa City...
  • 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...
  • Court releases Foley from lawsuit

    An Orange County Superior Court judge this week dismissed local employment attorney Katrina Foley from a lawsuit accusing her of maliciously suing a company without proper evidence. Foley, a school board trustee who is running for City Council in...
  • From the Boathouse: Safe Boating Week a useful reminder

    Ahoy! Did you know that National Safe Boating Week begins Saturday and ends May 23? This is a week of safety awareness for recreational boaters with the goal of educating and reminding them to be safe and responsible on the waterways — an...
  • Petitioners seek action on rehab homes

    A Costa Mesa group is pushing for greater City Hall action to address problems associated with rehabilitation homes in residential areas, though city officials counter that some assertions in its petition are false and not all of the demands are legally...
  • Commentary: End the assault on low-income motel tenants

    Saturday's front page story, "Proposal: apartments in place of Motor Inn," reporting that the owner of the Costa Mesa Motor Inn wants to replace its motel rooms with luxury apartments is an ominous sign of things to come, but not surprising. In the past...
  • Venezia: From toilet politics to the rarity: kindness and respect

    Election time has been called the "silly season," and it certainly is in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Take the ceramic toilets that recently popped up in front of Red-E-Rentals on Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa. Some of their lids bear Mayor Jim...
  • Looking for Costa Mesa's historic buildings? They're not on the local register

    Looking for Costa Mesa's historic buildings? They're not on the local register
    In the 1990s, Costa Mesa paid consultants to find buildings and sites that might be eligible for a historic register. Of 141 properties in the survey area, 27 structures and two areas — the state-owned Orange County Fairgrounds and Orange Coast...
  • Public officials object to 405 toll lanes, 'schoolyard bully' Caltrans

    Public officials object to 405 toll lanes, 'schoolyard bully' Caltrans
    With the steady hum of morning traffic behind them, public officials from cities along Orange County's 405 Freeway corridor gathered in Costa Mesa on Thursday to decry a state proposal to add toll lanes to the busy thoroughfare. Led by Assemblyman Allan...
  • Newport-Mesa School District asked to disclose salaries

    A nonpartisan research institute could seek legal counsel in the coming weeks to compel the Newport-Mesa Unified School District to disclose employee salaries online. The California Policy Center, a Tustin-based think tank, submitted California Public...
  • Commentary: Charter would give Costa Mesa 'home rule'

    A federal grand jury has just accused state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) of racketeering and being part of organized crime and gun-running. State Sen. Ronald Calderon (D-Montebello) has been charged in a federal indictment of accepting $88,000 in...
  • Commentary: Council rules are stifling public comment

    Residents are being silenced in Costa Mesa. People like James H. Bridges. Bridges is a kind gentleman who regularly attends our City Council meetings. Because of hearing loss and other disabilities, he sits in the front row, and it is easy for me to...