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  • Planners vote for moratorium on hookah lounges

    The Costa Mesa Planning Commission on Monday evening recommended instituting a citywide moratorium on new hookah lounges, a move that conflicts with city staff's advice to ban the establishments entirely. The 4-1 decision — with Commissioner Colin...
  • Credit agency upgrades county rating

    National rating agency Standard and Poor's has bumped up Orange County's credit rating, landing it in the "high quality" range, a news release said. The county's credit rating was raised from AA- to AA, while its outstanding debt rating went from AA- to...
  • Moratorium on hookah parlors OKd

    The Costa Mesa City Council last week approved a temporary moratorium on new hookah parlors while the Planning Commission sorts out how to regulate the smoking lounges. Costa Mesa is home to three hookah parlors, and as of the Nov. 5 council decision,...
  • Council to look at comment policy

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to discuss a hookah lounge moratorium, a proposed Westside condominium project, a cost-recovery ordinance and enforcement against problematic rehabilitation homes. Officials also will revisit an...
  • Ban on hookah lounges extended

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved extending a moratorium on new hookah lounges in the city. On Nov. 5, the council approved a 45-day moratorium on the smoking establishments, though a city official said Tuesday that wasn'...
  • Water district considers rate increase

    The Mesa Water District is scheduled to hold a public hearing and vote Thursday on a proposed rate increase. District officials said the bulk of the five-year, phased-in increase will address costs associated with the repair and replacement of pipes,...
  • Commentary: Argument overlooks full crime data picture

    I read Colin McCarthy's commentary "Statistics tell the truth about Costa Mesa crime rate" (March 17) with this question in mind: What does he want us to believe? Answer: That we shouldn't worry about Costa Mesa's crime rate. Why would he want us to...
  • Petitioners seek action on rehab homes

    A Costa Mesa group is pushing for greater City Hall action to address problems associated with rehabilitation homes in residential areas, though city officials counter that some assertions in its petition are false and not all of the demands are legally...
  • Newport candidate is accepting bitcoin donations

    When Newport Beach City Council candidate Michael Glenn thinks of freedom, that includes the freedom to choose how to donate, be it with dollars, pesos or bitcoin. Glenn claims to be the first local politician to accept campaign donations in the...
  • Suspect in Irvine office thefts arrested

    Suspect in Irvine office thefts arrested
    Irvine police have arrested a man suspected in 13 workplace burglaries that netted credit cards, wallets and purses, officials said Wednesday. John Steven Gachupin, 47, whose last known residence was in Chula Vista, was arrested Tuesday in Tustin,...
  • It's A Gray Area: When it comes to our failings, pick a card

    Yes, our great country has some problems. But there is nothing going on today that could not be addressed and resolved by good proactive leadership. In this case, I define leadership as identifying and addressing a problem area from a human and economic...
  • Bookkeeper gets two years for stealing company's money

    A bookkeeper for a Newport Beach architectural firm was sentenced to two years in prison Monday for stealing more than $150,000 from the company. Suzanne Denise Baumann, 41, of Anaheim Hills was convicted in August of grand theft, second-degree...