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  • The God Squad: Evil lies at our feet, not God's

    Question: You say God made everything. You say you see God's light shining brilliantly through a text, etc. Do you also see God in the tsunami that wiped out 200,000 people, or in the murder of a 9-year-old child? — L., via godsquadquestion@aol.com...
  • Council looks to contract out services

    The list is long and the jobs are many, but presumably so are the savings. On Friday afternoon, the Costa Mesa city clerk added a last-minute addition to next week's City Council agenda: a notice to all employees in 18 city services that come council...
  • Readers Respond: Will outsourcing hurt or help Costa Mesa?

    The Costa Mesa City Council may vote tonight on outsourcing many city functions, including fire and emergency medical services, park maintenance, building inspection, street maintenance and animal control. If approved, nearly 200 employees could receive...
  • Council approves more than 150 layoff notices

    Council approves more than 150 layoff notices
    COSTA MESA — In a 4-1 vote just before midnight Tuesday, with Wendy Leece dissenting, the Costa Mesa City Council approved issuing more than 150 layoff notices to city employees. "This has been coming on for a long time, and we're coming to a point...
  • Awareness with hunger

    A group of teens at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Laguna Beach got a taste of starvation on Feb. 25. In collaboration with World Vision, a Christian nonprofit dedicated to eradicating poverty, local teens spent 30 hours without food to understand what...
  • Mailbag: Recycling center gets a raw deal

    Does anyone else find it sad that the Garcia Recycling Center in Costa Mesa (let alone the absence of any in Newport Beach) has been forced to move out of the city? In an article, the Daily Pilot wrote, it was stated that "a few people had complained"...
  • CdM Today: Christmas Walk fever hitting CdM residents

     Rick Allen of the popular band Pinch Me! has been planning for Christmas Walk for a long time. "It's the kick-off for the holidays," Allen said. "It gives us a chance to connect with our fans and to try out a few Christmas songs." While Pinch Me!...
  • Mesa Musings: Oh, those Santa Anas

    "There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek...
  • Woman hit by car crash debris dies

    COSTA MESA — A 23-year-old pedestrian has died of head injuries sustained when she was struck by debris from a car crash near South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa police confirmed Wednesday. Jessica Hoke, a recent UC Irvine graduate and Santa Ana...
  • Report: Beechcraft Musketeer ran out of fuel

    Report: Beechcraft Musketeer ran out of fuel
    Federal investigators found that the small plane that crashed in Newport Beach's Back Bay and killed three people in November ran out of fuel, confirming earlier speculation. The private pilot, who was flying home from a surf trip in Baja, refueled in...
  • Commission approves homeless task force

    COSTA MESA — The Planning Commission on Tuesday approved the creation of a task force that will attempt to address homelessness in the city. The task force, adopted after a unanimous vote, will have two commissioners and various community members....
  • Doctor censured in death of 2 prisoners

    A Costa Mesa doctor's negligence and incompetence contributed to two prison inmates' deaths and a third inmate's near blindness, the state medical board concluded. In a decision that took effect Friday, the Medical Board of California put Dr. Allan J. T....