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  • Pension panel member resigns

    A member of Costa Mesa's Pension Oversight Committee recently resigned his seat, citing difficulties with his other commitments. Shawn Dewane left the council-appointed position in late May because of a scheduling conflict, according to committee's...
  • New state laws could spur gun-show attendance

    The Crossroads of the West gun show returns to the Orange County Fairgrounds this weekend, and gun enthusiasts are expected to be out in force buying up weapons and ammo amid concerns of ever-tightening gun legislation. Earlier this week, California...
  • Most local homeless have ties to Costa Mesa

    Most local homeless have ties to Costa Mesa
    Challenging perceptions that the homeless mostly come to Costa Mesa from other communities, new data show a solid majority of the city's homeless population have ties of some kind to the city. At least 65% of the 182 homeless interviewed last year lived...
  • Irvine tackles housing for developmentally disabled

    Irvine Councilwoman Christina Shea's proposal to investigate and improve the housing situation for developmentally disabled residents drew applause — and unanimous approval — at Tuesday's meeting. This "vulnerable group" does not receive...
  • Council to consider funding housing for homeless

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to consider approving a loan of up to $500,000 to help pay for permanent housing for the city's homeless population. If approved by the council and the city's Housing Authority, which replaced the...
  • Smith: Legal drugs more deadly than guns

    About a month ago, I commented on the futility of attempting gun control. I wrote that "there are 270 million privately owned firearms in the U.S. The U.S. is the world leader in both the number of privately owned guns and, more telling, the rate of...
  • God Squad: Was post-Newtown sermon a misfire?

    Q: Upon retirement, my husband and I moved to the sunny South. We began attending services at his family's church. They're quite unlike what we're familiar with, in that the church is conservative and fundamentalist. We agreed to accept this in the...
  • Mailbag: Costa Mesa homeless deserve dignity

    I was shocked and saddened to learn that two homeless people died alone on a frigid night last week in Costa Mesa ("2 homeless people found dead," Jan. 16). Every person deserves dignity. Every person deserves help. It prompted me to research Costa Mesa'...
  • Fairgrounds to increase gun show security

    It's likely to be business as usual, but with some increased security, for this weekend's Crossroads of the West Gun Show at the Orange County Fairgrounds, organizers said. The show, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, happens multiple times a year at...
  • Ammo shortage may trigger gun show sales

    Ammo shortage may trigger gun show sales
    Beneath cloudy skies and a slight drizzle, crews set up booths, display tables, tents and walkways Friday morning at the Orange County Fairgrounds in preparation for the weekend gun show that organizers expect will bring in record crowds. Crossroads...
  • Commentary: It's time to arm school personnel

    The echoes from the gunfire had scarcely subsided at Sandy Hook Elementary School before the hysterical pleadings from the gun haters for ever-tougher gun control laws reached a crescendo. Lamentable, but predictable. It happens every time somebody goes...
  • Teachers push for assault rifle ban

    The Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers has twice asked the school district to support tighter gun regulations, but district officials say there are no plans to address the topic while school-safety discussions continue in the wake of the Newtown, Conn.,...