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  • Commentary: Stop the charter city madness

    Just a few months ago, Costa Mesa held a charter election that cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. After hearing all the arguments, voters rejected a risky move to change our fundamental form of government. Although a resounding 60% of...
  • Council pushes back on user fee

    Council pushes back on user fee
    The Newport Beach City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to send a letter to the state objecting to attempts to collect money from area residents who jog or hike along the Back Bay. The letter says the council acknowledges that it's rough going...
  • Men's Volleyball: New era, same expectations for UCI

    Men's Volleyball: New era, same expectations for UCI
    After winning the program's third NCAA championship in six seasons in 2012, the UC Irvine men's volleyball team said goodbye to a legendary coach who some consider the best in the business, a four-time All-American who is the school's career kills leader,...
  • Commentary: The threat to Proposition 13

    As Sacramento's new supermajority gears up to tear down California's "third rail of politics," it is vital to explain what makes Proposition 13 so important, and why plans to destroy it could hurt Californians for years to come. Before Proposition 13...
  • Irvine's new majority turns to Great Park

    Irvine's new City Council majority has positioned itself to clean house on one of the city's signature projects: the Great Park, intended to be the century's landmark municipal park. Since its inception more than a decade ago, 200 of the planned 1,347...
  • Council reduces public comment period

    Saying the move would make meetings more efficient, the Newport Beach City Council decided Tuesday to shorten time limits for public comment. While community members could previously speak for up to five minutes on agenda items and three minutes on non-...
  • Irvine City Council overhauls oversight, spending on Great Park

    Capping a raucous eight-hour-plus meeting, the Irvine City Council early Wednesday voted to overhaul the oversight and spending on the beleaguered Orange County Great Park while authorizing an audit of the more than $220 million that so far has been spent...
  • Men's Basketball Preview: 'Eaters aim to measure up

    Men's Basketball Preview: 'Eaters aim to measure up
    Like most of his players, UC Irvine men's basketball coach Russell Turner is no longer a fresh-faced novelty. The passion and vision are still there, but with them has come an informed resolve. Coming off a 12-20 campaign that followed a 13-19 debut...
  • Commentary: Reagan was always for starving the beast

    Ronald Reagan understood that Congress is in the business of growing the size of government. Raising taxes to supposedly cut government deficits is the scam that politicians use to increase their ability to borrow more money to spend. As President Reagan...
  • Commentary: A list of things I'd like to see in 2013

    Each new year brings the annual overflow of list articles — every noteworthy thing you remember from the past year, and even more you never really cared about. "Best Books of the Year" to "Worst Celebrity Haircuts," "Top 10 News Stories" to "Top 10...
  • Irvine council takes park reins

    Recently elected Irvine Mayor Steven Choi initiated Tuesday's City Council meeting with New Year greetings, but not much good cheer appeared to be on the minds of council members when three controversial motions passed early Wednesday — each about...
  • Council splits on commission appointments

    A divided Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday made three appointments to the Planning Commission during a meeting that echoed the sharp political differences seen in the November election. The council voted 5 to 0 to reappoint Planning Commissioner...