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  • Ordinance aimed at limiting campaign conduct in county offices

    The proposed ordinance is one sentence long. "No person may solicit for the nomination paper for any local, state or federal office the signature of any county employee at his or her workplace," it reads. But Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer, who...
  • Venezia: Watt wakes up Newport to land-use amendment

    At 87, longtime Newport resident, 2013 citizen of the year, councilwoman, community activist and Save Our Newport (SPON) co-founder Jean Watt is fired up. Watt has championed many causes, the Greenlight development movement and John Wayne Airport...
  • Mailbag: Make your voice heard on General Plan amendments

    You be the judge. Newport Beach voters have a chance to decide: car wash or another hotel? Height limits or no height limits? This issue is raised in the planned July 8 City Council vote on a new General Plan amendment that will allow more-intense...
  • Steinberg: Urgent need To protect high school football players from brain injury

    After holding six conferences with Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon on athletic concussions from 1995 to 2008 I have called them a ticking time bomb and undiagnosed health epidemic. I had a crisis of conscience in representing hundreds of NFL players...
  • City forms elections-complaint committee

    City forms elections-complaint committee
    Costa Mesa's chief executive has formed an internal elections committee that will review and address complaints as they arise during the City Council campaign this fall. City CEO Tom Hatch convened a similar committee for the 2012 general election,...
  • Master shipwright Dennis Holland dies

    Master shipwright Dennis Holland dies
    Dennis Holland, a master shipwright who in his last years of life battled city officials over whether he could restore a 72-foot boat in his Newport Beach yard, has died. He was 68. At home with family, Holland lost his battle with prostate cancer...
  • City officials tout results of motel crackdown

    Costa Mesa officials are crediting recent reforms targeting the city's so-called problem motels for a first-quarter reduction in police calls and nuisance complaints associated with the properties. Compared to the same period last year, calls to...
  • Commentary: Take a tough stance against bullying

    Bullying has become such a fixture of school life that most of us have ceased giving it any real attention. Bullies are seen as an inextricable part of the social fabric in schools, as common and unremarkable as any other social archetype, whether it be...
  • 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...
  • City worried about water jetpacks and similar devices

    Newport Beach city staff are concerned about a "proliferation" of new companies eyeing Newport Harbor as a place to take clients who wish to go airborne using water-propelled jetpacks and similar recreational devices. On Tuesday, City Council members...
  • Supervisors move toward open negotiation law

    The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance that officials say will make often-contentious and opaque labor contract bargaining processes more transparent. The Civic Openness in Negotiations ordinance —...