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  • 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%...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...