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  • Commentary: More reasons to eliminate wood-burning fire rings

    Beach fire rings legislation winding its way through Sacramento provoked this from one senator, "I hate this bill." Assembly Bill 1102, proposed by Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach), would preserve wood-burning beach fire pits and...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa is finally moving forward — get on board

    "If you are standing still, you are also going backwards. It takes great effort to maintain forward movement." Reed B. Markham, educator Forward movement is a plan to replace the dilapidated Costa Mesa Motor Inn — a major attractant of crime in...
  • Officials, owner disagree on running of Sandpiper Motel

    Officials, owner disagree on running of Sandpiper Motel
    Mike Lin knows his motel is not the best lodging choice in Costa Mesa. Customers at the Sandpiper Motel, he said, cannot expect five-star service from a one-star or "no-star" establishment. After all, the Sandpiper is not, unlike the Westin, within...
  • 'Problem motels' less of a problem

    A task force focusing on quality-of-life issues in Costa Mesa says the city has made progress in curbing the number of times police are called to so-called problem motels. In a report released this week, Costa Mesa's Neighborhood Improvement Task...
  • Commentary: City is gaining on its most serious issues

    Costa Mesa has gained a lot of momentum in recent months: •A new central library — more than triple the size of the Donald Dungan facility — is being planned for Lions Park. •Quality housing projects are rising in the revitalized...
  • Pet of the Week

    Pet of the Week
    Community Animal Network's donated dollars are always at work. The tabby cat Cricket had a ruptured cornea, causing pain and calling for the immediate removal of his right eye. The unexpected surgery increased our veterinary bill by $1,031,and now our...
  • UCI students condemn fraternity actions

    UC Irvine's student government voted Tuesday evening to condemn the actions of a campus fraternity seen as insensitive to Pacific Islanders after students complained about its Islander-themed party. Student government representatives voted 14 to 0...
  • Mailbag: Exposing dietary myths is greatly appreciated

    Many thanks for the column on food myths ("All About Food: Adhering to these food myths? Stop," May 20). I am so happy that it corrected wrong and expensive food advice given to a gullible public by so many sources that are misguided or avaricious. As a...
  • Former senator cleared in fairground sale case

    The Orange County district attorney has cleared a former state senator of accusations that he inappropriately lobbied legislators during a 2009 attempt to privatize the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. In a letter Tuesday, prosecutors said...
  • Newport gets support with group home law

    Two of Newport Beach's neighboring cities have pledged their support as it gears up to petition the U.S. Supreme Court for a hearing on its group home law. Laguna Beach and Costa Mesa have promised to contribute funding toward the costs of filing amicus...
  • Ex-teacher pleads no contest to molestation

    A 58-year-old Newport Beach man pleaded no contest Thursday to charges that he molested a relative and students from a Los Angeles school where he worked. Robert Pimentel, a former teacher at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School in Wilmington,...
  • Commentary: Here is a way community can benefit from home flipping

    The Daily Pilot reported in April that the U.S. Department of Justice is trying to force the former president of South Korea and his family to turn over $700,000 they allegedly laundered by buying and selling a house in Newport Beach ("U.S. seeks $700,000...