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  • Sharing, caring and cooking for 25 years

    Sharing, caring and cooking for 25 years
    COSTA MESA — There was no money to buy a ladle large enough to stir a 30-gallon pot in the beginning years of Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, so founder Merle Hatleberg used a boat oar. People were hungry, and the late Hatleberg wasn't one to back down...
  • Payout doesn't affect budget

    COSTA MESA — Ears perked up last month when city officials mentioned during a City Council budget study session that Costa Mesa had made a $6 million settlement related to a car crash. Residents, workers and the usual council critics wondered...
  • 'When you find a pet, there's hope to go on'

    For Valerie Schomburg, animals are more than a job. She has worked with the Newport Beach Police Department's animal control unit for 10 years, but often uses vacation days to help animals who have been separated from their families because of natural...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Plan for sharrows struck in traffic

    A divided Bicycle Safety Committee put the brakes on plans to add sharrow markings on East Coast Highway through Corona del Mar at the group's Monday meeting. "I'm going to play Solomon here and continue to keep it on the agenda," said Mayor Pro Tem...
  • Hatch's budget: close, but no cigar

    COSTA MESA — Chief Executive Tom Hatch presented on Tuesday a potential remedy for the budget deficit he claimed will hurt people now but cure economic woes into the future. "He's been agonizing over this," Mayor Gary Monahan said of Hatch's...
  • Righeimer: Budget hinges on 'what if'

    Editor's note: This adds the last two paragraphs. COSTA MESA —The city has no plans to buy new vehicles during the next fiscal year, but as Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer sees it, Costa Mesa must replenish its fleet replacement fund even if that...
  • Community Commentary: Is coastal Orange County tsunami ready?

    As the Fukushima Daichi nuclear tragedy in Japan continues to unfold, some Orange County residents wonder what it might be like if anything like it happened here. Such a nightmare for folks along the Orange Coast would impact us all. A tidal wave of...
  • Newport budget includes staffing reductions

    NEWPORT BEACH — The City Council on Tuesday finalized a spending plan for the 2011-12 fiscal year that balances the budget but makes significant staffing reductions. Officials plan to vote on the budget June 28. The new fiscal year begins July 1....
  • Hoag Hospital gets a revamped, more advanced emergency department

    NEWPORT BEACH — The newly renovated and expanded emergency department at Hoag Hospital will become one of the largest and most technologically advanced in the county after completion, a hospital official said on Monday. The Joan & Andy Fimiano...
  • Community Commentary: Thanks to council for long-term planning

    I managed to stay awake past 1 a.m. the other morning to watch the City Council pass a balanced budget on time — something they can never seem to do in Sacramento. Congratulations to the council for passing a budget that addresses a long-term...
  • Costa Mesa City Council OKs cuts, approves budget

    Costa Mesa City Council OKs cuts, approves budget
    COSTA MESA — After listening to hours of complaints about cuts to the Police Department and other criticisms, the City Council early Wednesday morning approved about $6 million in cuts and adopted a balanced budget for the fiscal year 2011-12. The...
  • Mailbag: Giving thanks to the police, fire departments

    When I first moved to Costa Mesa I attended the Costa Mesa Police Department Citizen's Academy. What a great program. I met many from the CMPD who I have grown to know over the past years. After attending the academy and getting to know those who...