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  • Commentary: Candidate misunderstands development laws

    Harold Weitzberg's rambling June 4 commentary ("Costa Mesa deserves more-thoughtful development" leads me to believe he does not have a very good grasp of the laws governing a municipality's control of land use.
  • Political Landscape: O.C. Bar rates judicial candidates

    Though the Newport Beach-based Orange County Bar Assn. does not formally endorse judicial candidates, it does evaluate them and issue ratings voters can use as a guide in making their choices. The four ratings reflect whether the bar finds a candidate...

    Irvine officials debate whether to debate veterans cemetery

    It didn't take long before the gloves came off at Tuesday's Irvine City Council meeting. Comments about a proposed veterans cemetery made by Councilman Larry Agran during opening announcements quickly devolved into a 10-minute, point-of-order squabble....

    Duffy boat inventor running for City Council

    The mayor of Newport Beach now has a challenger for his City Council seat. Supported by more than 50 people who gave more than $60,000 at a "Draft Duffy" party Wednesday night, Marshall "Duffy" Duffield agreed to run for the District 3 seat — a...

    At-large voting: Latino handicap?

    At-large voting: Latino handicap?
    The way Juana Trejo remembers it, the heavy double doors of Costa Mesa's City Council chambers hit her on the way in. She stood in the doorway. A sea of unfamiliar faces turned to look at her. Some were laughing. It was her first time at City Hall,...