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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...
  • 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-...
  • Here's a banner headline: UC Irvine's flag flap has gotten absurd

    Here's a banner headline: UC Irvine's flag flap has gotten absurd
    It's not clear exactly why the American flag went up in the sitting lounge of UC Irvine's student government center. By one account, it was leftover decor from an America-themed party. In any case, sometime in mid-January, it was tacked to a pale blue...
  • History coming to life

    History coming to life
    The boy who once required military intervention to attend a high school in Arkansas will be a warmly received guest at a high school in Huntington Beach. That's the symbolic truth as Terrence Roberts — one of the black students known as the...
  • Protestors demonstrate outside Rohrabacher's office

    As the intense debate about lifting the debt ceiling continued to paralyze Washington, about three dozen people protested Tuesday afternoon outside the office of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) in downtown Huntington Beach. The picketers, many of...