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  • 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...
  • Commentary: Tuition creates a generation of debtors

    With the estimated cost of attending a four-year state college in America at $120,000, the average family of four should expect their children's college to cost more than buying a home. Even though only 24% of Americans believe college is affordable, 97%...
  • Apodaca: Be careful about swiping cards as you shop

    On the day after Thanksgiving, I ate leftovers, went to a movie, ate more leftovers, and put gas in my car in preparation for a trip to the Rose Bowl for the UCLA-Stanford football game the following day. Oh yes, I might also have been the victim of a...
  • Four arrested in connection to stolen car

    The recovery of a stolen Mercedes-Benz by Irvine police this week has led to the arrest of four people, including a man they believe was involved in multiple car thefts and burglaries in Irvine, police announced. Officers saw a Mercedes-Benz with a paper...
  • 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,...
  • Chef's personal info posted online in foie gras flap

    Chef's personal info posted online in foie gras flap
    A Laguna Beach chef says animal rights activists posted personal information — including his cell phone number and credit card transactions — online because he served foie gras. Activists hacked into the website of Hudson Valley Foie Gras,...
  • 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...
  • Community commentary: Enterprise zones bring state money

    The California Legislature created enterprise zones in 1984 to attract employers to economically distressed communities. That effort paid off, with the program creating jobs, reducing poverty and stimulating economic activity. Unfortunately, the...
  • Segerstrom Center's financial picture troubled

    Carrying debt during turbulent economic times continues to cloud the financial picture for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, which on Tuesday saw Standard & Poor's Financial Services downgrade the investment outlook on its $232.5 million...
  • Leaf blowers receive city ban

    NEWPORT BEACH — Residents and gardeners will no longer be able to use gas-powered leaf blowers once an ordinance a divided City Council tentatively approved Tuesday takes effect. After lengthy discussion and the failure of a motion to also ban...
  • Woman charged with more identity theft

    A Costa Mesa woman accused of being the mastermind of an identity theft ring, and who was out on bail, has been charged with stealing more identities while awaiting trial on the first case, prosecutors announced Thursday. Georgia Lichia Su, 41, is...
  • Corona del Mar Today: D.A.R.E. program faces budgetary truth

    A drug abuse prevention program could be the latest victim of city budget cuts, according to letters sent to local elementary school principals. "The recent economic downturn has resulted in budget reductions for the Newport Beach Police Department," the...