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  • Mailbag: Hotel plan would displace women, children

    Re: Commentary: End the assault on low-income motel tenants," (May 17): Women and children live in poverty, and the numbers are increasing. Should the predominantly male Costa Mesa Planning Commission aggressively decrease long-term independent motels,...
  • Mailbag: Council decisions ignore needs of low-income residents

    I appreciate the placement of the article about the sad demise of the Costa Mesa Motor Inn and the subsequent loss of affordable housing on the front page ("City moves to replace problem motel," May 22). Hopefully it will bring greater awareness of...
  • Commentary: End the assault on low-income motel tenants

    Saturday's front page story, "Proposal: apartments in place of Motor Inn," reporting that the owner of the Costa Mesa Motor Inn wants to replace its motel rooms with luxury apartments is an ominous sign of things to come, but not surprising. In the past...
  • Commentary: State tax code is inhospitable to business

    I had three separate experiences recently that reinforced just how bad things are for business owners in California. A letter to one of my previous campaign supporters came back, and when I followed up with email, I learned that this pizza restaurant...
  • Planning Commission reviews motel limits

    The Costa Mesa Planning Commission examined a proposal Monday evening that could significantly reduce the number of allowable long-term motel tenants. Because the city has largely met its most recent requirement to provide affordable housing, "it is no...
  • Commentary: Policy on motels could lead to lawsuits

    The article in Thursday's Daily Pilot gives a fairly comprehensive report on the City Council's action regarding charging motels for excessive calls from the Costa Mesa Police Department ["Motels to pay for excess police calls"]. However, there are two...
  • Forecast: O.C. can expect modest job growth

    As taxation and other costs go up in California, one place is looking better and better: Walla Walla. Moving to the eastern Washington town of some 32,000 — where you can rent a mansion for $2,500 a month, have a short commute and not pay state...
  • Commentary: What the fiscal cliff means to O.C. taxpayers

    There has been much hand-wringing over the "fiscal cliff" in the media lately, but very little about what protective measures citizens can take should we end up diving off the cliff head-first. For those of us who are not ready to repatriate it's time...
  • Commentary: Motor Inn is trying to do the right thing

    The Costa Mesa Affordable Housing Coalition has been following the Daily Pilot's coverage of our city's motels with great interest. As mentioned in the articles, some motels have served for years as the only affordable long-term housing for many very low-...
  • UCI scholar awarded research prize

    UCI scholar awarded research prize
    Greg Duncan, a scholar in the field of early childhood education at UC Irvine and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, was awarded the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize for his work on the effects of poverty on child development. In addition to the...
  • Motel operators: 'We need to make our living'

    Motel operators: 'We need to make our living'
    Second story in an occasional series about Costa Mesa's troubled motels. On a typical weekend evening at the Costa Mesa Motor Inn, kids scamper through the labyrinthine courtyard as pairs of neighbors lean on walkway railings, smoking and chatting in...
  • Mailbag: An ode to our fire rings

    On the shores of the wonderful pacific Sit fire pits we enjoy every day, Hot dogs, marshmallows and songs fill the air Memories of beach parties and children at play. Some would like to tear the rings out To make way for sand flattened —...