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  • Effort to recall mayor fizzles

    The Costa Mesa resident behind an effort to recall Mayor Jim Righeimer said Friday that he will not have enough signatures by the deadline to bring his petition to voters. Chris McEvoy needed 15% of the Costa Mesa electorate — or more than 9,000...
  • Council to consider charter panel members

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to look into the selection of members for a committee whose task will be creating a charter in time for either of next year's elections. The charter, essentially a city constitution, would ultimately...
  • City to select charter committee

    The city of Costa Mesa is again moving toward drafting a charter, this time using a committee of appointees. By a 3-2 vote, the City Council on Tuesday night approved the creation of a 13-member charter committee, which will debate and confer in a...
  • It's A Gray Area: A bigger House is more representative

    Here is an idea that was suggested to me on the campaign trail — and the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. See if it does to you. Article I Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution specifies that each member of the House of Representatives...
  • Commentary: Congressional bill will help the homeless

    Finally! A viable solution for the homeless experience. We see homeless people and families in our parks, on our beaches, under our bridges and in our subway stations, and we ask ourselves, "When is someone going to do something about this? How did...
  • Mobile home park conversion stalled

    The Costa Mesa City Council got an earful Tuesday evening from mobile home park residents expressing disappointment and frustration over proposed plans to convert the park for seniors to a high-density apartment complex. In the end, the residents got...
  • Councilman to run for supervisor

    Councilman to run for supervisor
    This post has been updated, as noted below. Huntington Beach Councilman Joe Carchio confirmed Wednesday that he will run for a seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors next year. The one-time mayor of Huntington Beach is vying for outgoing...
  • College board refuses to draft labor agreement

    The Coast Community College District on Wedensday shot down a request to draft an agreement that would pre-negotiate hiring terms with local unions for almost $700 million in construction projects. The idea has split the Board of Trustees and drawn...
  • Going bananas for a stand

    Going bananas for a stand
    Krupali Tejura wants a frozen banana stand in Newport Beach. No, not Dad's or Sugar 'N Spice or any of the other venerable spots around town. She wants that banana stand. Earlier this month, media outlets announced that Netflix would promote new...
  • City, school district agree on gift, split on who to thank

    City and school officials in Costa Mesa certainly agree on the merits of a $100,000 grant for athletic facilities at two local high schools. They just can't quite agree on the delivery method — even after the money's supposedly arrived. The...
  • Irvine council clashes on routine items

    Although typically considered routine, the consent calendar contained three items that caused a hubbub at Irvine's City Council meeting Tuesday. Mayor Pro Tem Jeffrey Lalloway voiced his lack of support for creating a plaque honoring Planning...
  • Michelle Steel launches bid for supervisor

    Orange County's representative on the state Board of Equalization officially began her campaign this week for a seat on the county's Board of Supervisors. Michelle Steel, a Surfside resident, is running for the District 2 seat during the June 2014...