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  • Community & Clubs: Turkeys and Eagles fly over Costa Mesa

    A turkey, as defined by the fourth edition of the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language is "A large North American bird that has brownish plumage and a bare, wattled head and neck and is widely domesticated for food." The slang...
  • Fair Board to consider tobacco, bong ban

    Vendors at the swap meet and Orange County Fair could be barred from selling tobacco and other smoking products, depending on how the Fair Board votes Thursday A board member has called for a prohibition on drug paraphernalia like bongs, in addition to...
  • Proposed tobacco ban at fair fails

    Discussion of a proposed ban on the sale of tobacco and smoking products at the Orange County Fairgrounds took a philosophical turn Thursday at the Fair Board's monthly meeting, where the idea was voted down. Speakers and, later, board members questioned...
  • Community Commentary: Fair could be better off in private hands

    Orange County Fair President and Chief Executive Steve Beazley and Fair Board member Dave Ellis on Wednesday wrote a Community Commentary, "Fairgrounds play a big role in kids' lives," to vow that the fair as we know it would continue in its present...
  • Lobdell: Looking back at what we've learned

    Here are the top 6 things we've learned from last week's local elections. No. 6: Incumbency wasn't all bad. Turns out a record 30 years wasn't enough for Newport-Mesa school board member Judy Franco. In fact, nearly 60% of voters chose to bring her back...
  • Communities & Clubs: New addition of a turkey, eagle

    "Turkey," as defined by the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, is "a large North American bird that has brownish plumage and a bare, wattled head and neck and is widely domesticated for food." The slang definition for "turkey" is, "A...
  • Lobdell: Stay vigilant on fair happenings

    You've got to grudgingly admire Facilities Management West's moxie. The winning bidder to buy the 150-acre Orange County Fairgrounds property in Costa Mesa (at a bargain basement $20 million down and $80 million paid over 40 years) has gone for what...
  • Community Commentary: Recent fairground ruling was encouraging

    I read with disdain former O.C. Fair Chief Executive-turned-Facilities Management West spokeswoman Becky Bailey-Findley's piece, "FMW had big plans for Fourth at the Fairgrounds" (Forum, July 5). The irony of that piece being printed on the same day...
  • D.A.: Board didn't have any conflicts of interest

    COSTA MESA — The Orange County Fair Board did not violate any open meeting laws or have any conflicts of interest when it looked into the purchase and/or sale of the fairgrounds, the Orange County district attorney's office concluded in a report...
  • Community & Clubs: Announcing the annual Turkey, Eagle awards

    "Turkey" as defined by the fourth edition of the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language is: "A large North American bird that has brownish plumage and a bare, wattled head and neck and is widely domesticated for food." The slang...
  • DP 103 [Corrected]

    DP 103 [Corrected]
    1.) Jim Righeimer. Costa Mesa's mayor pro tem led an unapologetic charge to restructure the city with layoffs, pension reform and the creation of a proposed city charter, making him the target of organized labor and a hero of reform-minded conservatives...
  • City Life: Can't blame moon for fire rings, elephant ride decisions

    The easy rationale for a couple of bad decisions is to blame them on a full moon. Unfortunately, the lunar calendar is not to blame for the removal of the fire rings at the beach in Corona del Mar. After 60 years of providing wonderful memories, they are...