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  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Mesa Water District responds to report, critics

    Amid recent media reports and public scrutiny over developing changes at the Mesa Water District, its board president elaborated on the state of the district in a recent public speech. President Jim Fisler told attendees of a Costa Mesa Chamber of...
  • Commentary: If we pursue a charter, elect a commission to draft it

    Here we go again, but in the opinion of Costa Mesans for Responsible Government (CM4RG), we're getting off on the wrong foot again. In 2012, when asked what he would do if his charter proposal failed at the polls, Mayor Jim Righeimer answered that he...
  • Mansoor mulls run for supervisor's seat

     Mansoor mulls run for supervisor's seat
    Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) said Friday that he is considering running for the Orange County Board of Supervisors. If elected in June 2014, the former Costa Mesa mayor and longtime city resident would succeed Supervisor John Moorlach in...
  • Commentary: Saving public from wood fires is not a local issue

    The big news Friday morning was a proposed mayors-only meeting with South Coast Air Quality Management District board member and Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido. The purpose: a roll-up-our-sleeves discussion relating to the fire rings. The AQMD meets...
  • 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...