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  • Steinberg: Time for a change

    "How many deaths will it take till they know, that too many people have died?" — Bob Dylan "Blowing in the wind" Professional football was shocked by the news that Kansas City linebacker Javon Belcher had shot his fiancée nine times, before...
  • Smith: Debate should focus on life control

    The notion that cancer is a good way to die provoked only one e-mail that disagreed. All of the others I received privately had no problem with the concept. In case you missed it, I declared last week that if it is age appropriate, cancer is a good way...
  • New mayor reflects on tumult, looks forward

    New mayor reflects on tumult, looks forward
    Fourth in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles. * Each Sunday the new mayor of Costa Mesa prays to God to help him forgive others, to help him not hold a grudge, to give him guidance for the week before...
  • Commentary: Council is steering Costa Mesa away from ruin

  • Apodaca: Parents need to talk to kids in wake of shooting

    My sons attended a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises." For many months, my 17-year-old in particular had excitedly anticipated the film, buying his ticket weeks in advance. He joined a large group of friends to camp out at Big Newport more...
  • Newport council to look at seawall improvements

    In an effort to guard against rising sea levels, the Newport Beach City Council is set to award a $1.3-million contract Tuesday that would start the design of new seawalls around Balboa and Little Balboa islands. Replacing the aging concrete barriers...
  • Commentary: I challenge Katrina Foley to a charter debate

    At last week's Costa Mesa City Council meeting, former Councilwoman Katrina Foley blatantly ignored a variety of well-established and usually respected rules that ensure orderly public meetings and debate, stormed to the chamber's microphone and...
  • City fight pits ideology against fiscal realities

    City fight pits ideology against fiscal realities
    First in a series about Costa Mesa's political battle. * The Ruhls are a throwback to simpler times. The sweet smell of fresh-baked coffee cake drifts out their front door. Their tidy Mission Viejo townhome's bathroom is stocked with wholesome...
  • Commentary: The charter is flawed; I will debate it

    Re. "Commentary: I challenge Katrina Foley to a charter debate," Forum, (Aug. 16): I am voting no on Measure V, the proposed city charter, because it is a poorly written power grab by the three-person majority on the City Council who invites fraud,...
  • Newport earns high bond ratings

    The city of Newport Beach received high financial marks in a report released Monday. New York and London-based analytics research agency Fitch Ratings gave the city an AA+ for its infrastructure improvement bonds and AAA, an overarching assessment...
  • Pension obligation estimates differ greatly

    Second in a series about Costa Mesa's political battle. * Costa Mesa's estimated pension costs could climb by about $3 million over the next five years, according to a recent estimate released by the city. That figure stands in stark contrast with...
  • Commentary: Pension discussion must compare apples to apples

    There has been a lot of rhetoric lately about the "outrageous" pensions being paid to some retired public employees, and the "ridiculously" high compensation being paid to some Costa Mesa city employees. These claims deserve closer scrutiny. One of the...