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  • State leaders support desalination plant

    The state legislators representing Orange County unanimously asked a state water agency to approve Poseidon Water's permit to build a desalination facility in Huntington Beach, according to a statement by Poseidon Water. The Thursday letter to Coastal...
  • How nearby desalination plant will affect Newport-Mesa

    As they await what could be a final green light for a controversial desalination plant in neighboring Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Costa Mesa water providers have found themselves navigating something of a Catch-22. On one hand, local water...
  • Home decor stores multiplying at South Coast Collection

    Home decor stores multiplying at South Coast Collection
    On a recent weekday afternoon, the South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa is inhabited by an eclectic crowd — young hipsters sipping lattes at Portola Coffee Lab, professionals in business suits nibbling on carnitas de pato at Taco Maria, moms pushing...
  • Newport plant registers cancer risk reading

    Newport plant registers cancer risk reading
    A metal finishing facility in Newport Beach poses an "unacceptably high" cancer risk to its neighbors and should curtail its emissions as soon as possible, state air quality officials said Tuesday. The agency said it will ask its independent hearing...
  • A tree grows in Jordan Park

    A tree grows in Jordan Park
    The Webelos Scouts of Costa Mesa Cub Scout Pack 108 on Wednesday gave a special gift to Willard T. Jordan Park, where they meet three times a month. With the help of city staff, they planted a tree as the final requirement to earn their World...
  • Five arrested in marijuana investigation

    Five arrested in marijuana investigation
    A month-long investigation has led to five arrests and the seizure of more than $200,000 in marijuana, authorities said Thursday. Anthony Mave, 46, of San Clemente was arrested near Newport Boulevard and 16th Street in Newport Beach on Jan. 6 after he...
  • California begins mapping future without nuclear power

    California begins mapping future without nuclear power
    California energy officials are beginning to plan for the possibility of a long-term future without the San Onofre nuclear plant. The plant's unexpected outage of nearly five months has had officials scrambling to put a plan in place to replace its power...
  • Commentary: It's time to turn off San Onofre

    Talk about a game-changer. Do you know the Barack Obama campaign tracked the buying, subscription and leisure habits of 29,000 voters as far back as 2008? Most presidential campaigns track about 1,500 voters for six to 12 months. It turns out this is...
  • The Harbor Report: Leaving Costa Mesa for calmer waters

    Two years ago, almost to this date, I interviewed Roger MacGregor and his daughter, Laura MacGregor Sharp, at their boat building plant located on Placentia Avenue in Costa Mesa. The story was titled "The dawning of the age of fiberglass," and now,...
  • The Coastal Gardener: Use water wisely to cure heat stress

    The Coastal Gardener: Use water wisely to cure heat stress
    For better or worse, summer heat has finally descended upon our gardens. Certainly, local gardeners will experience more periodic heat spells during the next two or three months, so how should a local gardener respond to these heat spells? With a cold...
  • It's A Gray Area: Geothermal hot in sustainable world

    Much of Iceland sits on active volcanic zones. In fact, that is why the country is known as the land of fire and ice. In those volcanic areas, when ground water flows down into the cracks of the Earth's surface and encounters hot or molten rock, it either...
  • Rare plants, animals affected in Banning Ranch

    NEWPORT BEACH — The California Coastal Commission recently warned the owners of Banning Ranch that someone may have illegally graded land, cleared brush and stacked construction materials in areas with rare plants and animal species. A contractor...