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  • Commentary: Prepayment of debt would trigger financial penalties

    There is an old saying: "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." In the recent candidate forums, we have seen candidates display ignorance of the facts that would be truly expensive to all Newport Beach residents. Fact No. 1: Newport Beach'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Costa Mesa's credit rating drops one grade

    COSTA MESA — The city's credit rating dropped one grade because of its "weakened financial profile," according to a news release issued by City Hall on Friday. In its reasoning, Moody's Investors Service cited an above-average exposure to...
  • Sentencing is Friday for Irvine firm embezzler

    A 36-year-old man convicted of embezzling more than $1.9 million from an Irvine-based architecture firm is scheduled to appear for sentencing Friday. Salvatory Josef Fulwider of Yorba Linda pled guilty to 48 felonies, including grand theft, making...
  • Former executive gets 13 years for embezzlement

    A former Irvine architecture firm executive was sentenced to 13 years in prison and ordered to pay millions in fines and restitution for stealing $1.9 million from his former company. Salvatory Josef Fulwider, 38, of Yorba Linda, was ordered to pay $3....