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  • 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...
  • Mailbag: City Council isn't as conservative as it claims to be

    Newport Beach's current City Council is filled with self-proclaimed Republicans — fiscally conservative, against big government — and they want to just leave people alone and keep the government out of people's lives. Or so they claim....
  • Biz News: Newport Beach credit rating still 'AAA'

    The city of Newport Beach received a triple-A implied credit rating Friday from global credit rating and research group Fitch Ratings, according to a city news release. "Prudent financial management has resulted in a history of positive operations,...
  • P.F. Chang's in Newport affected by credit card data breach

    P.F. Chang's in Newport affected by credit card data breach
    P.F. Chang's China Bistro Inc. has provided new details about a security breach discovered in June, saying customer data may have been stolen from 33 restaurants in 16 states, including eight in California. Among those was the chain's Fashion Island...
  • 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...
  • Woman arrested on suspicion of stealing credit card

    An Anaheim woman is out on bail after being arrested earlier this week on suspicion of stealing an Irvine woman's credit card and buying designer handbags. Judy Nguyen, 28, was booked on suspicion of identity theft and grand theft and unauthorized use of...
  • Community Commentary: Why Obama doesn't care about the U.S. credit rating

    Just when the world financial markets had seemed to stabilize after five weeks of the violent convulsions caused by the first credit downgrade in the history of the United States, Standard & Poors announced the U.S. remains on negative credit watch, and...