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  • Governor pardons Newport Beach resident

    Gov. Jerry Brown this week pardoned a Newport Beach man for crimes committed in the 1970s and 1980s and praised him as an example of someone who can turn their life around with philanthropic work. Thomas George Pfleger, 61, received a pardon for three...
  • Newport lawyer to become a judge

    Gov. Jerry Brown this week announced the appointment of a Newport Beach woman to the Orange County Superior Court bench, according to a news release. Terri K. Flynn-Peister, 38, of Newport Beach previously worked as deputy chief assistant U.S....
  • Skin is their canvas

    Skin is their canvas
    Bill Hardie can handle powerful ink — whether it comes from a needle or Jerry Brown's pen. The producer of MusInk, the annual music and tattoo festival at the OC Fair & Event Center, didn't flinch much when the governor signed recent legislation...
  • Commentary: We must act to protect Proposition 13

    The sheer volume of legislation flowing through the state Capitol at any given time can be overwhelming — Gov. Jerry Brown signed 800 bills into law this year alone. But if there's one issue Californians should know about if they own or plan on...
  • Fair Board seeks exclusion from state bill

    The Orange County Fair Board on Thursday directed its management to contact a state senator to see whether the fairgrounds can be excluded in his legislation to change the operation and funding of state-owned fairgrounds. Senate Bill 741, whose lead...
  • New law moves charter votes to November

    A state Senate bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday delays when Costa Mesa residents will vote on the charter being drafted by the city's committee. SB 311, introduced by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), mandates that city charters be voted on...
  • Commentary: Minimum-wage hike will hurt job market

    On Sept. 25, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 10, which raises the minimum hourly wage in California to $10. This bill is an example of good-intentioned legislation that will cause more harm than good. Those who supported this bill think it will...
  • Commentary: Fire rings are falling prey to environmental bureaucrats

    According to Chris Epting's In The Pipeline column, "Something fishy going on with fire ring ban," April 4, he learned the hard way what the Air Quality Management District is really all about. Those green, environmentally friendly shoes pinch when you...
  • Fair Board hires interim CEO

    Fair Board hires interim CEO
    After meeting for nearly two hours in closed session, the Orange County Fair Board announced Wednesday that Doug Lofstrom will take over as interim chief executive. Lofstrom, who takes the helm Thursday, replaces interim CEO Jerome Hoban, who...
  • Newport, Irvine residents named to Superior Court

    Newport, Irvine residents named to Superior Court
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday announced the appointment of a Newport Beach attorney to the Orange County Superior Court. Martha K. Gooding, 59, is filling a vacancy left by Judge David Thompson, whom Brown appointed to the state Court of Appeal last...
  • Campus courtroom offered up

    Campus courtroom offered up
    A Costa Mesa law school hopes to ease the stress on the California court system, which has suffered severe budget cuts, by offering its newly christened practice courtroom on campus for official legal proceedings. In response to belt-tightening within...
  • City fights to keep $2.5 million from state

    Costa Mesa officials are pushing back against the state's demand that they return a $2.5 million loan doled out to the city's Redevelopment Agency. Costa Mesa's RDA was dissolved last year along with similar agencies statewide. The closures were part...