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Costa Mesa officials are pushing back against the state's demand that they return a $2.5 million loan doled out to the city's Redevelopment Agency. Costa Mesa's RDA was dissolved last year along with similar agencies statewide. The closures were part...
A former Newport Beach police dispatcher claims in a lawsuit that she was sexually harassed by the police chief, discriminated against and wrongfully terminated. As is common, the city and Police Department are also named as defendants in the suit,...
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Newport Beach officials shot back Wednesday at a group suing the city over dock fee increases, saying that they had yet to see evidence of a request for a temporary restraining order that would prevent the city from collecting those fees. The...
Newport Beach residents unhappy with a large increase to residential dock rents will try to prevent the city from collecting the fee while their lawsuit works its way through court. The Newport Beach Dock Owners Assn. announced Thursday that it will seek...
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A retired Newport Beach police officer has filed the latest in a string of lawsuits initiated by various parties over the past few years alleging that the department had been riddled with corruption and favoritism. Robert Morton, in his lawsuit filed...
The Costa Mesa Sanitary District board of directors appointed Arlene Schafer on Friday morning to fill a vacancy created after a recent resignation. She will serve out the remainder of former Director Jim Fitzpatrick's term, which runs until December...
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During its meeting Tuesday night, the Costa Mesa City Council is scheduled to appoint new members for the Planning and Parks and Recreation commissions. There are two vacancies on the Planning Commission and four for the parks commission. Twenty-one...
Opponents of Newport Beach's residential dock-fee increases reiterated their plans this week to sue the city if the recently passed increases aren't reconsidered. Attorney and state Republican Party Vice Chairman Steve Baric, acting on behalf of the Stop...
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The state attorney general has ruled that the Costa Mesa Sanitary District may sue to remove one of its directors because of a potential incompatibility in his prior service to both the district and the city's Planning Commission. Kamala D. Harris and...
Finally getting around to figuring out your ballot? Here's a last-minute guide to Newport Beach's Measure EE, which proposes 38 amendments to the city's charter. (For a more in-depth look, see our story from Oct. 13.) Proponents say the measure will...
An injunction that temporarily stopped Costa Mesa from privatizing some city services will go to the state Supreme Court, city officials said Wednesday. The City Council voted 4 to 1 Tuesday to appeal a lower-court ruling that has prevented the city from...
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Newport Beach's Morningside Recovery is a "rogue rehab," according to a state Senate report. In the report released Tuesday, the Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes determined that the state Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) failed to act...
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