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  • On Faith: Israel offers Arabs 'a genuine future'

    Joseph Farah, an Arab author, wrote: "As an Arab-American journalist who has spent a good deal of time covering the region, I can tell you there is more freedom for Arabs in Israel than in any Arab state." Salma Abedallah, an Israeli Arab-Muslim, echoed:...
  • Jergler: New Realtor group president named

    Maria Elena Banks has come a long way from when she was a little girl growing up in Caracas, Venezuela, the descendant of a famous general and former president of Mexico. In the U.S., she's gone from working to eke out a living in real estate as a...
  • Accounting firm on local officials' radar

    The same accounting firm that audited the city of Bell also audited Newport Beach and Costa Mesa for many years. In the coming weeks, the state controller's office will release a report that evaluates whether the company adhered to government standards...
  • Community Commentary: Pay council minimum wage without benefits

    Health-care benefits for City Council members have become controversial, one of the few issues that has united both the right and the left (although for different reasons). There are multiple levels of the controversy. The most basic question is whether...
  • Lobdell: Reagan statue belongs on private property

    "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.'" — President Ronald Reagan I imagine Ronald Reagan would have had a chuckle over the government fumbling in Newport Beach over erecting...
  • Community Commentary: Better government includes changes for building department

    Most people object to a long, tedious journey to get what they need done from government. Excessive regulation increases the costs of government and prolongs the review period. Effective, "Good to Great" restructuring going on at City Hall —...
  • An election unlike any other

    An election unlike any other
    Last in a five-part series about Costa Mesa's political battle. It has been nearly two years since Costa Mesa residents elected Jim Righeimer and his brand of small government. Hostile to organized labor, Righeimer led a four-member City Council majority...
  • Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards

    Costa Mesa High School Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards MANDY NGUYEN GPA: 4.28 School Activities/Clubs: National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, ROP Emergency Medical Responder, ZOE academy Community: Mesa Verde Library, Heart...
  • Mailbag: Patrician values cost GOP, McCain victory

    Stratfor, a private U.S. intelligence company with high-power clients around the globe, disclosed that Sen. John McCain was aware of significant voter fraud during the 2008 presidential campaign. Despite having had evidence that the Democrats had...
  • Forecast: O.C. economy to add 60,000 jobs through 2013

    Chapman University economists forecast that home prices will increase and the local economy will continue to grow through next year, bolstered by construction spending and an improved national outlook. At the biannual presentation Wednesday, they...
  • 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...