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  • 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...
  • The other side of the majority

    The other side of the majority
    First in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battle. Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Wendy Leece peers down through a pair of spectacles at a pile of notes spread out on the coffee table. "Because we have South...
  • College district names student trustee

    A new student joined the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees on Wednesday night to represent his fellow students throughout the district. Kolby Keo of Orange Coast College took the oath and became student trustee for the panel that governs...
  • Newport to discuss dock fees

    In addition to votes likely solidifying an employee pension deal and extending the city's pledge to match Bike Safety Improvement Fund donations, the Newport Beach City Council will consider the following issues at its meeting Tuesday evening: *...
  • Vanguard baseball preview: New coach oozing optimism

    As a former all-conference catcher and 1997 team MVP at Vanguard University, first-year baseball coach Rob Pegg has already proved himself in a Lions uniform. And having spent seven seasons as a Vanguard assistant, his first season as head coach brings...
  • Council closes book on dock fee increases

    In closed session, the Newport Beach City Council rejected claims that it had violated open-meeting laws when it increased residential dock fees late last year. And later in Tuesday night's meeting, the council effectively closed the book on the issue...
  • D.A. charges accused sign vandal

    D.A. charges accused sign vandal
    A Costa Mesa city employee suspected of illegally tampering with campaign signs has been charged with misdemeanor vandalism, prosecutors said Wednesday. If convicted, Steven Charles White, 39, of Costa Mesa, faces a sentence ranging from probation to a...
  • Mailbag: Change is never going to be 'low stress'

    In his Dec. 8 letter to the Daily Pilot, Tom Egan wrote, "Do we really want to give [the Jim Righeimer-led council] more power [with a charter] to further tear up our low-stress city?" ("Mailbag: I disagree with commentary on C.M. charter"). "Tear up"?...
  • Commentary: Charter would not free Costa Mesa from state

    Costa Mesa voters overwhelmingly voted against the proposed charter on the November 2012 ballot. However, Mayor Jim Righeimer says he will try again in the June 2014 primary election. He proposes to appoint a committee to draft a charter, which the...
  • McEvoy to gather recall signatures

    A petition to recall Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer is now certified, city officials confirmed Tuesday, but the effort still has a long way to go before the question goes before voters. Schoolteacher Chris McEvoy, who unsuccessfully ran for council in...
  • Pro Tem Curry moves up to mayor

    Pro Tem Curry moves up to mayor
    A few remaining technical bugs forced the Newport Beach City Council to vote old-school at its first meeting in the new digs Tuesday night, but they got the job done: Former Mayor Pro Tem Keith Curry was chosen mayor for the coming year, with Rush Hill on...