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  • Corona del Mar Today: Toy Boat store to stay open, owner says

    A cash mob may have saved Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat, which was scheduled to close this week but instead remains open with brisk business, its owner said. "We thought we would be packing up right now," Lori Curtin said in an interview, squeezed between...
  • Costa Mesa voters to consider city charter

    Costa Mesa's governance will shift toward increased local control should a majority of the city's voters approve a proposed charter in November's general election, advocates say. The ballot's charter initiative, Measure V, attempts to change Costa Mesa...
  • Commentary: Why I support Newport Measure EE

    When Newport residents complete their ballots this year, they will be asked to vote on Measure EE, which proposes changes in our charter. I urge a yes vote. The changes will make city government more efficient without weakening any of our protections....
  • Wu: Charter gives 'men of action' right tools

    Almost 20 years ago, my business mentor taught me that I have to make things happen. If I wait for things to happen, then I'll watch opportunities go right by. He also taught me that he'd rather watch me make mistakes by trying and failing then by fear,...
  • An election unlike any other

    An election unlike any other
    Last in a five-part series about Costa Mesa's political battle. It has been nearly two years since Costa Mesa residents elected Jim Righeimer and his brand of small government. Hostile to organized labor, Righeimer led a four-member City Council majority...
  • Commentary: Questions about the proposed charter

    Re. "Commentary: Charter frees Costa Mesa from the state," (Sept. 19): If only! If only the proposed charter were limited to the matters Councilman Gary Monahan writes about, Costa Mesa residents would not be so outraged about it. There is much in the...
  • Mailbag: Is this Costa Mesa or Chicago?

    I have been involved in many of the past elections, and I have to say that this election will be going down as one of the nastiest in recent memory. There were always a few overzealous supporters who would steal opponents' signs, but this year it has gone...
  • Commentary: Smith ignores inherent risk of charter

    Re. "Smith: Mensinger earned his council appointment" (Oct. 3): I read Steve Smith's column and would like to comment on his statement that the proposed charter is reversible and that if it's approved — and it turns out to be a bad idea —...
  • High School Football Highlights: GAMEBUSTERS

    (High school football plays of 30 yards or more) 99 – Ben Beck (Estancia) kickoff return for touchdown 58 – Matt Jarmacz (Estancia) pass from Brad Wilson 52 – Joe Melita (Sage Hill) run 50 – Cayman Carter (Corona del Mar)...
  • Commentary: City needs 'leaders' not 'healers'

    Our upcoming election offers a clear choice for Costa Mesa. Will we empower the union-supported candidates ("the Top 3") or continue with the reform-minded candidates ("the 3Ms)? The stakes are significant. No doubt, we were greatly impacted by the...
  • Newport buys offices for $4.3 million in legal settlement

    The Newport Beach City Council Tuesday night voted to buy an office building at Monrovia Avenue and 15th Street for $4.3 million, quietly putting to rest a legal battle with the property's owner. Kenneth Kaplan sued the city for inverse condemnation in...
  • Commentary: The opinion of a former charter commissioner

    Since I was a member of a Costa Mesa city charter commission in 1971, I have followed with great interest the debate about Measure V. Our mission then was to improve the quality of governance for our city. First, I want to commend Mayor Pro Tem Jim...