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  • Mailbag: Screen elected officials for mental illness

    We need a mental health bill for elected officials now! Mental health is not only an issue in our schools, but can also play a significant part in the shaping and maintenance of our community and culture. The people we put in office, even at the lowest...
  • AQMD: Beach bonfires increase pollution

    The South Coast Air Quality Management District, the agency that could effectively ban beach fire rings throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties, released preliminary results Wednesday showing increased levels of particulate matter in the air around the...
  • Commentary: We must help those with mental illness

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Let's take a moment this month to consider some facts: 1 in 5 children have a diagnosable mental health disorder. One in 4 adults experience a mental health disorder in a given year, and a staggering 1 in 17 adults...
  • Commentary: Deal with inmates' mental health problems

    The state penal system leaves a bad taste in my mouth, and you should have the same reaction as well. California's mental health system and protocols leave a bad taste in my mouth too. Combine the two and stir. You have what can collectively be...
  • Mailbag: Keep Newport policies out of neighboring cities

    I have been a resident of Orange County for 37 years and have frequently enjoyed the beach and the fire rings. Never have I heard of a problem until this year. It appears that the rich of Newport Beach have convinced themselves that they are being...
  • Irvine council tackles gun control

    Although Irvine's City Council didn't get to it until almost seven hours after the meeting started, 17 public speakers waited to weigh in on local gun-control measures. Tuesday's meeting started at 3 p.m., two hours earlier than usual, but the...
  • It's a Gray Area: There's an easy fix for immigration

    One of the easiest problem areas to resolve is our failed immigration system. In fact, had the politicians really wanted to fix this system, they would have done it decades ago. The problem is that they don't want to. Why? Because some powerful...
  • Panel delays vote on fire rings

    SAN DIEGO — Newport Beach residents holding their breath about the fate of the city's beach fire rings will have to wait a bit longer to exhale. The state Coastal Commission decided Wednesday to delay a decision on whether the city can remove 60...
  • Clinic team dismantles Oilers

    The Newport-Mesa Seahawks Clinic football team (ages 9 through 10) scored another convincing victory over the Huntington Beach Oilers, 33-6, Saturday. Quarterback Spencer Hook connected with Sachin Gokhale on two 25-yard touchdown passes, the first...
  • Zavala remains unique

    Zavala remains unique
    Joe Zavala calls himself a stump among trees on the football field. The Newport Harbor High freshman is listed at 238 pounds. He's also just 5-foot-6, so the nose guard position on the defensive line fits him well. But even stumps have roots, and...
  • Man accused of hitting volunteer with rebar pleads not guilty

    COSTA MESA — A Costa Mesa man plead not guilty Wednesday in Santa Ana on charges he attacked a volunteer at a soup kitchen with a metal pipe, hitting him in the face and sending him to the hospital. Joseph Athelstan Patterson, 61, is charged with...
  • Steinberg: All about the kids

    When my daughter Katie was 10, her Newport Beach AYSO team made it to the playoffs and they lost. She was crying on the field and my heart dropped and I rushed out to console her. Katie looked at me and said, "Daddy, I'm not crying because we lost. I'm...