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  • Archaeological concerns fuel Fairview debate

    Archaeological concerns fuel Fairview debate
    To the untrained eye, the area of Costa Mesa's Fairview Park near the cliffs offers sweeping ocean views, but the grounds themselves may not look like much. It's a mesa of dirt, brush, trails, mounds and rocks among bicycle tracks, footprints and paw...
  • Former city worker's vandalism trial delayed

    An Orange County Superior Court judge agreed Monday to postpone the trial of a former Costa Mesa city employee accused of tampering with political campaign signs last year. Steven Charles White, 39, faces a misdemeanor vandalism charge for allegedly...
  • Van Tran to run for Board of Equalization

    Van Tran to run for Board of Equalization
    Former state Assemblyman Van Tran announced Monday that he will run for a seat on the California Board of Equalization. Michelle Steel, a Surfside resident who currently holds the District 4 seat that Tran seeks, will be termed-out next year. She is...
  • Commentary: Stop slamming the City Council

    Even before he was elected to the City Council, some Costa Mesa police officers were out to keep Jim Righeimer from being elected. He couldn't be counted on to vote to give away the store to the unions. Righeimer ran on a campaign of representing the...
  • Carnett: Moving in with the neighbours, eh?

    "I can't tell you Aussies and Kiwis apart," I once confessed to a New Zealander. I'm pretty sure I insulted him. "There are huge differences, mate," the Kiwi corrected, "just as there are big differences between Americans and Canadians. If I said...
  • Vietnamese American politician Van Tran plots a comeback

    Vietnamese American politician Van Tran plots a comeback
    The men had just finished their thick steaks and were starting to smoke cigars while artichoke hearts warmed on the grill. A plate of mooncakes awaited them nearby. On a sunny afternoon in the backyard of his home in the hills of Orange, Van Tran...
  • State leaders support desalination plant

    The state legislators representing Orange County unanimously asked a state water agency to approve Poseidon Water's permit to build a desalination facility in Huntington Beach, according to a statement by Poseidon Water. The Thursday letter to Coastal...
  • It's Gray Area: How much government is too much government?

    The following question is meant to be practical, not philosophical, and your answer is important. Do you want unlimited government? That would mean that government would effectively take responsibility for deciding and controlling all aspects of our...
  • Traffic-mitigation project in motion

    The Costa Mesa City Council unanimously approved an engineering design contract Tuesday night that will look into traffic mitigation measures for East 19th Street. The $93,995 agreement with CivilSource, an Irvine-based civil engineering firm, will...
  • Harbor commissioner Stapleton to run for council

    Harbor commissioner Stapleton to run for council
    Newport Beach Harbor Commissioner Joseph Stapleton announced Thursday that he will run for City Council. Stapleton, 29, plans to seek the District 1 seat held by termed-out Councilman Mike Henn in the November 2014 election. He is the first to put...
  • Commentary: New supervisor must have highest ethics

    Any potential candidate running to fill John Moorlach's district on the Orange County Board of Supervisors should have a substantially better platform than having "firsthand knowledge of how things get done at that level," (Jim Moreno, Daily Pilot, July...
  • It's A Gray Area: U.S. should not intervene overseas

    One of the first things done when our country was founded in 1787 was establish the United States Department of War. This agency lasted until 1947, when it was re-organized and re-named the U.S. Department of Defense. But given our history since that...