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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: As Reagan said, 'Government is the problem'

    I am both amazed and amused at the continuing controversy surrounding the Ronald Reagan statue in Newport Beach. The Reagan statue fits perfectly in this image-conscious, cliché-driven, self-contradicting city. The family values president was divorced,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...