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  • Commentary: U.S. must reduce human trafficking

    Human trafficking in America has dramatically increased over the past decades. More American girls and young women are being trafficked within the U.S. now than ever. The U.S. State Department has indicated that up to 17,000 people annually are...
  • Commentary: Why residents want to 'draft Duffy' for City Council

    With no offense to Diane Dixon versus Michael Glenn, or Michael Toerge versus Scott Peotter, or even Tim Brown versus Roy Englebrecht, we may soon have a Newport Beach City Council race to watch. On Wednesday, the "Draft Duffy" movement will start with a...
  • Mailbag: Setting the record straight on my blackball flag position

    I recently received a letter requesting that I recuse myself from the blackball issue. It was from Equal Beach Access for All. The writers of the letter are concerned that my late father made harsh comments about surfers. He made some harsh comments...
  • Lawyers group objects to flag display

    Lawyers group objects to flag display
    A group of Orange County attorneys is calling for the removal of Mississippi’s state flag from a display at Santa Ana’s Civic Center, saying its Confederate design symbolizes racism and hatred. The Mississippi flag is the last to feature the...
  • Homeless-services group leaves city

    Citing an antagonistic political climate and increasing regulation of the city's motels, a nonprofit serving Orange County's homeless has moved out of Costa Mesa, the organization's president confirmed Thursday. "We literally couldn't even work there...
  • Motel operators discuss concerns

    Costa Mesa motel operators aired a litany of concerns Friday afternoon over a proposed ordinance that would charge them for police calls past a certain threshhold. Councilwomen Wendy Leece and Sandy Genis hosted the meeting with city staff in the city's...
  • Congressmen question costs, mission of Wildlife Services agency

    Congressmen question costs, mission of Wildlife Services agency
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's inspector general will investigate a federal agency whose mission is to exterminate birds, coyotes, mountain lions and other animals that threaten the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers. The investigation of U.S....
  • Senior center headed for 'fiscal crisis'

    It was a lavish evening at the posh Center Club, a Gatsby-themed affair 10 months in the making. The private, South Coast Metro venue was replete with flappers, generous silent-auction gift baskets, live music, a faux casino and hors d'oeuvres. Nearly...
  • Motels to pay for excess police calls

    Motels to pay for excess police calls
    Motels and hotels in Costa Mesa that draw "excessive" amounts of police attention will now have to pay for the extra trouble. The City Council passed the Excessive Use of Resources Ordinance on Tuesday after a second reading, with a majority —...
  • Ackerman probe closed without fine

    A state watchdog agency has closed an investigation into a former state senator accused of improperly lobbying legislators on behalf of the Orange County Fair Board. In a letter sent to Dick Ackerman last month, the Fair Political Practices Commission...
  • Commentary: Policy on motels could lead to lawsuits

    The article in Thursday's Daily Pilot gives a fairly comprehensive report on the City Council's action regarding charging motels for excessive calls from the Costa Mesa Police Department ["Motels to pay for excess police calls"]. However, there are two...
  • The God Squad: Can we explain the roots of hatred?

    Q: Why is there anti-semitism? What is it about the Jewish culture that causes this to occur? — B., via godsquadquestion@aol.com A: You've asked me why some people hate other people, and I wish I could answer you in a way that might both explain...