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Hotel and Accommodation Industry

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  • Commentary: End the assault on low-income motel tenants

    Saturday's front page story, "Proposal: apartments in place of Motor Inn," reporting that the owner of the Costa Mesa Motor Inn wants to replace its motel rooms with luxury apartments is an ominous sign of things to come, but not surprising. In the past...
  • City moves to replace problem motel

    City moves to replace problem motel
    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday voted to get the ball rolling on a plan that would demolish one of the city's so-called problem motels and replace it with a new apartment complex. Four council members — Councilwoman Sandy Genis dissented...
  • Group calls off hotel lawsuit

    Citing rising costs, a local political action committee has requested to end its lawsuit against the city, city council members and others regarding the Back Bay Landing project. The group, Stop the Dunes Hotel, filed its suit March 14 in Orange...
  • Art or cheaper hotels?

    Just as understanding art falls to a matter of perspective, so too does deciding how to fund it. Two Newport Beach council members disagree about whether to spend a possible $150,000 annual allocation on the arts – as the giver intended – or...
  • Commentary: The Tea Party effect on Costa Mesa

    Are you under 35 with plenty of money to spend? Then Costa Mesa is putting out the welcome mat for you. But are you a senior citizen or a financially struggling family? Then Costa Mesa is pulling the rug out from under you. The actions of the City...
  • 3 charged with kidnapping, torturing prostitute

    3 charged with kidnapping, torturing prostitute
    Three people accused of kidnapping and torturing a woman who police say worked for the trio as a prostitute could face decades in prison if convicted, according to charges announced Wednesday by the Orange County district attorney's office. Renice...
  • Commentary: Motels should clean up their acts or leave town

    Costa Mesa is paying the price of poorly run businesses that have become crime centers. The so-called problem motels hurt their neighbors, both business and residential, and are costly to all of the city's residents. They decrease property values, raise...
  • Planners penalize Motor Inn for health and safety violations

    Planners penalize Motor Inn for health and safety violations
    Following a nearly two-hour hearing during which dozens of photographs documenting health and safety violations were presented, the Planning Commission amended the Costa Mesa Motor Inn's operating permit Monday night. The unanimous decision declared the...
  • Council moves toward new motel standards

    Council moves toward new motel standards
    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday approved the first reading of an ordinance that would require motels to seek new permits and maintain new standards if they wish to house long-term tenants. While supporters argued that the rules would help make...
  • Commentary: City enforcement at motels is working

    The recent Costa Mesa Motor Inn's hearing before the Planning Commission regarding long-term stays vindicates the mayor's common-sense approach to our motel dilemma. An unsettling, two-hour presentation amply demonstrated that motels originally...
  • Commentary: Ending homelessness requires a multipronged approach

    I have been a Costa Mesa resident for eight years. My wife and I purchased a home here because we fell in love with Costa Mesa's character. Maintaining and building this character are central to the message of my campaign for City Council, and it is...
  • This jazz man can testify

    Even now, at 86 years old, Ernie Andrews remains the ebullient entertainer. The blues singer, whose resume lists everything from joining the Harry James Orchestra to recording with Columbia Records to playing a leading part in the documentary film...