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  • District: New facility achieves 1960s dream

    District: New facility achieves 1960s dream
    They're calling it the "Murph." The Mesa Water Reliability Facility — or MWRF — had its official unveiling during a private event Wednesday afternoon. Costa Mesa politicians and Mesa Water District employees were among the nearly 150 who...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Mansoor voted wrong way on fracking bill

    I recently read that our assemblyman, Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa), voted against Assembly Bill 1323, which would have ordered a temporary halt to fracking in California. I was disappointed that he chose to help kill this modest attempt to allow further...
  • Commentary: O.C. is positioned to withstand drought

    Gov. Jerry Brown recently declared a drought state of emergency. His proclamation gives state water officials more flexibility to manage the supply throughout California under drought conditions. This announcement should not come as a surprise to...
  • A $6-million source of controversy

    A $6-million source of controversy
    NEWPORT BEACH — At the base of Spyglass Hill, past the mortuary, sits a 20-acre reservoir filled with enough water to supply the city of Newport Beach for seven days. Atop the basin, which was dug in 1958, rests a large, rubbery black cover. It...
  • Community Commentary: Charity works for well-being of many

    Many of us see summer as a time for fun: vacations, the beach, barbecues and the occasional wedding. And, while many of us have access to swimming pools, people in the water-deprived villages of Asia, Africa and South America are literally dying for clean...
  • Community Commentary: There's too much unknown about 'fracking' effects

    An essential element of a viable democracy is that its citizens be accurately informed, and that, once informed, they actively participate in the process of decision making. I fully believe that when the people of this nation have the information they...
  • 19th Street Bridge talks revived

    Elected officials have restarted talks about the 19th Street Bridge, a perennially controversial proposal that would connect Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach. County Supervisor John Moorlach quietly revived discussions among council members — one...
  • Community Commentary: Support the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan

    The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta provides a third of Southern California's water supply to more than 25 million people, and it is in crisis. The largest estuary on the Pacific coast and the heart of California's water system, the delta has suffered a...
  • UCI researcher urges better use of repurposed water

    A recent article by a UC Irvine researcher argues that more of the water that normally runs off into storm drains should be repurposed and used to water plants and flush toilets. Lead author Stanley Grant said so-called graywater and wastewater from...
  • Where to invest green money

    More and more Orange County entrepreneurs are starting clean-tech ventures, and F. Henry Habicht II, or Hank, is the man they all want to meet. Habicht, 57, is a managing partner at Costa Mesa-based Sail, the leading clean-tech investment firm in the...