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  • Newport Beach police took hotel freebies for favors, lawsuit claims

    Newport Beach police took hotel freebies for favors, lawsuit claims
    A former parking control officer said he was fired from the Newport Beach Police Department for reporting that senior officers were receiving free suites, spa days and alcohol from a high-end hotel in exchange for favors, according to a federal lawsuit....
  • Costa Mesa repeals anti-solicitation law

    Costa Mesa repeals anti-solicitation law
    The Costa Mesa City Council this week repealed a law that banned day laborers from actively soliciting work on city streets. The council unanimously agreed Tuesday night to scrap the ordinance without discussion. Costa Mesa's anti-solicitation law,...
  • Court rules against visitors bureau in lawsuit

    An Orange County Superior Court jury has rejected the Costa Mesa Visitor and Conference Bureau's $5.1-million lawsuit against an Irvine-based marketing firm, according to court records. The bureau alleged a breach of contract in the July 2012 lawsuit,...
  • Bias complaint filed against CdM

    The Orange County Equality Coalition has filed a complaint with the state accusing Corona del Mar High School of discriminating against an organization that offers support to gays and lesbians. The coalition alleges in a Department of Education filing...
  • Law firm at heart of suit is raided

    Prosecutors last week raided a law firm being sued by Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer and Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger, according to published reports. The Orange County district attorney secured a warrant last week and searched the Upland office of...
  • Commentary: We must act to protect Proposition 13

    The sheer volume of legislation flowing through the state Capitol at any given time can be overwhelming — Gov. Jerry Brown signed 800 bills into law this year alone. But if there's one issue Californians should know about if they own or plan on...
  • Planners seek stricter home definition

    A split Costa Mesa Planning Commission this week recommended changes to the city's zoning code that may aid in enforcement actions against rehabilitation homes serving too many tenants. Commissioners Colin McCarthy, Robert Dickson and Jeff Mathews voted...
  • Fair Board may waive privilege in fair sale attempt

    The Orange County Fair Board next week will consider a request to waive its attorney-client privilege, a move that may indicate that authorities are once again investigating the failed sale of the fairgrounds property. The nine-member board will vote...
  • Mailbag: Oppose a charter with 'prevailing wage' exemption

    I have read the Daily Pilot article "Charter could cost city funding" (Oct. 16), and because of my attendance at several Costa Mesa City Charter Committee meetings, I have some additional comments. Only two committee members have consistently opposed...
  • Problem motels could be charged for excessive police calls

    Costa Mesa city officials are considering charging problem motels per police call if they require an excessive amount of attention from law enforcement. The City Council will discuss that possibility at its Tuesday night meeting and could direct staff...
  • Archaeological firm elicits concern

    Costa Mesa's archaeological consultant hired to survey the Fairview Indian Site is being met with some concern because of its controversial excavations in neighboring Huntington Beach, though officials contend the job there is far different from what's...
  • Raid nets boxes of possible evidence

    Local and federal law enforcement agencies took "numerous boxes of paperwork and computers related to the investigation" from the offices of eight businesses they raided in Newport Beach, police said Wednesday. The businesses — State Trust Legal,...