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  • 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...
  • Apodaca: Nurturing budding filmmakers

    It was a little slice of Cannes in Newport Beach. Girls in impossibly short dresses and stratospherically high heels posed for pictures on the red carpet next to boys self-consciously styled in everything from hipster black suit and shades to skate...
  • Newport student revives push for plastic bag ban

    The last time activists brought the idea of a plastic bag ban to the Newport Beach City Council officials declined to even study the idea, but public speakers warned the issue wouldn't go away. More than a year after that 2011 vote, a group of youth...
  • Newport completes lower-bay dredging

    A major dredging project in Newport Harbor wrapped up this week, leaving the lower bay cleaner and more navigable than it's been in decades, officials said. Now, the harbor is 10 to 16 feet deep in most spots. "First of all, I think it means we've...
  • Coast Community stymied on labor agreement

    Coast Community stymied on labor agreement
    Once again, the Coast Community College District has deadlocked on a broad labor agreement to govern spending of bond money that has sparked campaigns from union and nonunion activists. Wednesday night, more than 30 people urged the board toward or away...
  • Decking the halls with song

    Decking the halls with song
    In front of a group of seniors, about 20 parents and students, mostly from Woodland Elementary School in Costa Mesa, launched into "Deck the Halls." The activities director at Flagship Healthcare Center in Newport Beach encouraged the roomful of...
  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian opens remodeled lab

    Newport Beach's Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian this week opened an extensively remodeled Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute, which boasts about 34,650 square feet of some of the area's most advanced cardiovascular services, a news release said....
  • Commentary: It's time to turn off San Onofre

    Talk about a game-changer. Do you know the Barack Obama campaign tracked the buying, subscription and leisure habits of 29,000 voters as far back as 2008? Most presidential campaigns track about 1,500 voters for six to 12 months. It turns out this is...
  • Bridge plan may go nowhere

    The proposed 19th Street bridge, a project that has generated contention for years as it has teetered on the edge of existence, may be back on its way to being deleted from the Orange County Transportation Authority's Master Plan of Arterial Highways....
  • Measure EE addresses lawsuits, red lights

    Deciding the fate of 38 constitutional amendments sounds like a big deal. But Newport Beach officials say changing the city's guiding legal document is a routine part of civic maintenance required to adapt a 54-year-old document to modern times. Measure...
  • City Council appeals outsourcing ruling

    An injunction that temporarily stopped Costa Mesa from privatizing some city services will go to the state Supreme Court, city officials said Wednesday. The City Council voted 4 to 1 Tuesday to appeal a lower-court ruling that has prevented the city from...
  • Lab looking for student films

    The Lab is celebrating its 20th birthday year by posing a challenge for local film students. The Costa-Mesa anti-mall has put out a call for original 3-minute short films. The sole requirement? The Lab, home to retailers including Urban Outfitters,...