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  • Applicants line up for new restaurant openings

    COSTA MESA — As President Barack Obama on Monday accused Senate Republicans of blocking legislation that would extend unemployment benefits to millions of Americans, more than 200 hopeful — and some desperate — job seekers showed up...
  • Sounding Off: Selective attention and the law

    Does anybody know where I can obtain a listing of federal laws that the government has no intention of enforcing? Or of prosecuting? You know, like in the Arizona situation, where the government sued Arizona because the Grand Canyon State tried to...
  • Sounding Off: Obama repeating FDR's economic mistake

    The comments by Chriss Street should not be surprising to anyone ("Community Commentary: Deficit spending a bad move for U.S.," July 25). The comments by Tom Egan are surprising and seem to be more emotional than historical fact ("Sounding Off: Treasurer'...
  • Mailbag: Government could learn from Congress of the '90s

    I would like to add to Mr. Lightfoot's argument about the Roosevelt administration in prolonging the Great Depression. After President Hoover tried to tax America into being prosperous, FDR decided he would even do bigger tax increases in the name of...
  • Group wants people to follow the money

    COSTA MESA — Most in the room wanted to know how it came to this. The NCAA men's basketball Championship Tournament was on TV. Half of the place was roaring as Arizona upset Duke. But what made nearly 100 Costa Mesa residents ignore the Sweet...
  • Comments & Curiosities: One vote to blow them all away

    It happens. Not often, but it happens. A city council makes a decision and next thing you know, kaboom! It's the shot heard round the world. That's what happened recently, right here, in Newport Beach. Last Tuesday, the City Council decided on a 4-3...
  • Rick Warren to speak at Vanguard commencement

    Saddleback Church's founder will speak at Vanguard University's undergraduate commencement ceremony May 7. Pastor Rick Warren is slated to speak at the nonprofit private Pentecostal university at 55 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. Warren has written six...
  • City Life: End the secrecy; give us the truth

    The financial shenanigans under investigation in the city of Bell have caused a scramble to climb aboard the "transparency" train. Government agencies are tripping over themselves to show their constituencies that they have nothing to hide....
  • Rohrabacher, Righeimer defend Honduras visit

    COSTA MESA — U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) on Tuesday defended an unusual trip he made to Honduras with now-Costa Mesa Councilman Jim Righeimer. The trip was discussed in U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks and published...
  • Mailbag: Columnist Joseph Bell will be missed

    Years ago, as Corona del Mar neighbors, we were included in Joseph Bell's Fourth of July birthday parties featuring hilarious contests of wit and skill, and the requisite softball game in the park. Nowadays, I cherish our occasional breakfasts where off-...
  • Apodaca: Dusty's road has been winding, rewarding

    Dusty Brandom has endured more suffering in his 18 years than most of us can imagine. Trapped in a wheelchair, his body a constant source of pain and disappointment, Dusty has every reason to be angry at the lousy card he's been dealt. He has a...
  • Mailbag: Keep spokesman on government side of the fence

    Re. "City Life: Costa Mesa needs to hire Lobdell permanently," (Steve Smith column, July 26): I sure hope that Bill Lobdell's employment at the L.A. Times and Daily Pilot has come to an(other) end, this time for good. He was a reasonably good editor and...