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  • Letters From The Editor: Show respect on anniversary of Pham's death

    March 17, 2011, will always be remembered as the flash point in the battle of Costa Mesa. That was the day a city employee ended his life. It was impossible to ignore the time — layoff notices were rolling out — and the place — City...
  • It's A Gray Area: Health-care plan arguments centered around 1942 case

    As I am writing this column, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments about whether the federal government has the power under the commerce clause of the Constitution to order private parties to buy health insurance. Being a Libertarian, I'd argue the...
  • The Crowd: Wonders from the private sector

    The Crowd: Wonders from the private sector
    There are some folks who protest the fact that expensive tickets to charitable galas are elitist. Women dressed in floor-length gowns and men in black ties reflect a past sensibility not relevant in modern society. In an age where folks feel it is...
  • Commentary: Council is steering Costa Mesa away from ruin

  • Frank Lloyd Hall

    Frank Lloyd Hall
    Frank Lloyd Hall March 7, 1938 - June 15, 2012 Frank Hall was born in Los Angeles, CA to Leon and Mary (Maizie) Hall. He lived his early years in Eagle Rock and on a ranch near Moorpark, CA. In 1945 he came to Balboa with his brother, Howard and lived...
  • Forecast good at Irvine economic event

    IRVINE — About 700 community leaders and business owners gathered at the Irvine Marriott for breakfast, networking and to hear the latest economic news — good or bad — at Wednesday's 2012 Irvine Business Outlook. Chamber of Commerce...
  • We run 'a different offense' in Costa Mesa

    We run 'a different offense' in Costa Mesa
    Third in a series about Costa Mesa's political battle. * For him, local politics is like the Cold War. Costa Mesa City Councilman Steve Mensinger equates the City Council with the Reagan administration and the public employee associations with the USSR....
  • Harlan: Costa Mesa's 'professional city family' deserves more respect

    I've been wondering for some time why the Costa Mesa council union bears so much animosity toward our city's organized labor. The rhetoric coming from the majority on the dais for the past 20 months has been consistently strident, adversarial and...
  • It's A Gray Area: Drug prohibition has failed U.S., Mexico

    Editor's note: Judge James P. Gray (Ret.) was a speaker Feb. 16 at the closing banquet of an international forum titled "Drugs Unbalanced — After a Century of Their Prohibition." The forum was sponsored by Mexico United Against Delinquency, and...
  • Jergler: Reduction of conforming loan limits may have impact on O.C.

    The ball may again be back in the government's hands. This time it's not the economy or the debt ceiling. It's the beleaguered housing market, which the government must decide to carry or to pass on. Conforming loan limits may be going down at the end of...
  • 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...
  • It's A Gray Area: Government is meddling in health care

    Since my last column about health care appeared in this space, the system has continued to gallop toward disaster. Today, under the federal government's "leadership," we often pay several times more in the United States for the same prescription drugs...