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  • Moreno throws hat into ring

    Moreno throws hat into ring
    Coast Community College District Trustee Jim Moreno is trying to return to county government, a comfortable place after spending decades in neighboring Los Angeles County's inner workings, he said. Moreno, whose second term ends in December 2014, is...
  • Legislators introduce bill to protect bonfires

    Legislators introduce bill to protect bonfires
    Two members of the state Assembly have introduced a bill that would protect California's beach fire rings by overruling a recent decision that places restrictions on them. The bill by Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) and Assemblywoman...
  • Commentary: Blog toes the official line

  • Legislators seek to put off harbor fund

    Two legislators have asked the California State Lands Commission to put off deciding whether to allow the city of Newport Beach to establish a special harbor fund. The officials want the state to hold off until they can further investigate how that...
  • State of Newport assessed

    For the city of Newport Beach, the economic situation seems on par with the country as a whole: small yet steady steps toward a slow recovery. City Finance Director Dan Matusiewicz shared that summation at the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce's monthly...
  • State Lands Commissions delays Newport decision

    The California State Lands Commission has agreed to postpone its decision on whether Newport Beach can create a special harbor fund. The city's request was on the consent agenda for the commission's April 26 meeting, but will now be heard June 21,...
  • Dual-serving coastal commissioner resigns under fire

    California Coastal Commissioner William Burke — who vocally supported dousing beach bonfires in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach — has resigned amid pressure from two state legislators. Burke is chairman of the South Coast Air Quality...
  • Mansoor declares his run for supervisor

    After months of consideration, state Assemblyman Allan Mansoor made it official this week: He's running for the Orange County Board of Supervisors. The longtime Costa Mesa resident and former mayor has been mulling the decision since at least May. If...
  • 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...
  • Hit-and-run bill yanked

    Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) has shelved a bill inspired by the death of a Newport Beach doctor that would have upped the penalty in fatal hit-and-run cases. Assembly Bill 956 would have mandated an extra five years behind bars for hit-and-...
  • Lawmakers ask for fire-ring records

    Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) sent air-quality regulators a letter Wednesday requesting public records related to an ongoing study that shows increases in pollution near beach fire rings. The letter was also signed by state Sen. Mimi...
  • O.C. supervisors to weigh in on fire rings

    O.C. supervisors to weigh in on fire rings
    Residents fighting a proposed ban on beach bonfires could find the Orange County Board of Supervisors in their corner. A staff report for Tuesday's meeting recommends that the supervisors vote to formally oppose the ban, which, if approved, could snuff...