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  • 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...
  • Commentary: 'Revolutionary' Costa Mesa is councilman's spin

    Re: "Costa Mesa is undergoing revolutionary changes," July 3: Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger's commentary, as usual, is more spin with only part of the story being told. He talks about the city working closely with the American Civil Liberties Union on...
  • Commentary: Mensinger is wrong on several counts

    I have read "Costa Mesa is undergoing revolutionary change," by Mayor Pro Tem Mensinger (July 4). Mensinger implies, via a quote from a French politician, that the mayor has been repairing a faulty Costa Mesa. It is very concerning that Mensinger thinks...
  • Mailbag: City did too little enforce fireworks laws

    It is 11:13 p.m. on the Fourth of July, and I am sitting at my computer composing a missive to Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer while being serenaded by the continuing crash, boom, bang, pop and sizzle of very large illegal fireworks. In a city that...
  • Vote on controversial changes to development plan postponed

    Vote on controversial changes to development plan postponed
    After hours of public statements and discussion Tuesday, a final vote on a proposed amendment to Newport Beach's development guidelines was postponed until the next City Council meeting. The updated guidelines include reduced development in some areas...
  • The Offspring to kick off concert series

    The Offspring to kick off concert series
    When Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman takes the stage on the OC Fair's opening night Friday, he may play to some audience members for whom he played a vital role in childhood. Not as lead guitarist of the Offspring. As Mr. Wasserman, the head custodian....
  • Venezia: Hopefuls and their land-use stances

    On June 25 I wrote about Jean Watt and the organization she co-founded, Still Protecting Our Newport (SPON), attempting to wake up residents and rally them against the city's efforts to update the land-use element amendment to the General Plan. Watt...
  • Council to continue motel discussion

    The Costa Mesa City Council is scheduled Tuesday to examine a proposed ordinance that would place more restrictions on motels that want to house long-term occupants. Last month the Planning Commission recommended the new guidelines, which would...