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  • Pet Of The Week

    Pet Of The Week
    Audi Our 6-month-old kitten named Audi, (silver tabby Maine Coon-like) has show-cat good looks and can easily be compared to the $1,000 kittens at Russo's Pet Experience. If the pet store's pricey animals sell out week after week and rescue...
  • State targets housing costs

    NEWPORT BEACH — Seldom do the words "affordable housing" and "Newport Beach" appear in the same sentence. Despite state laws intended to encourage more affordable housing, it's likely to stay that way as the City Council discusses ways to reuse the...
  • City Life: Sky hasn't fallen on home sales

    During a volatile housing market, it is important to remember that everything is relative and everything is cyclical, that is, wait long enough and housing history will repeat itself. In that regard, housing is just like any other economic force. When,...
  • Trinkets turn into treasures

    COSTA MESA — There was buried treasure in the backyard just waiting to be dug up. And the family knew it. So one day the granddaughter decided to excavate what her grandmother, an escapee from an oppressive Russian tsarist rule, put in the dirt...
  • Nothing sweeter than a winning pie recipe

    Nothing sweeter than a winning pie recipe
    A Corona del Mar resident has one pie tin in the door toward opening her own bakery after winning an original recipe contest for a Los Angeles-based bakery chain. Tamar Gugasian, 36, whose family owns 21 Oceanfront Restaurant and Doryman's Inn in...
  • The Coastal Gardener: Invite a couple to share your garden

    You will usually hear them before you see them. House wrens are small birds, but they are a great addition to almost any garden. I'm standing in my garden watching a tiny brownish bird streak from the orange tree to the fence top. Once there it pauses,...
  • Mailbag: Planned Parenthood's services are vital

    I was very upset to read the letter from Peggy Normandin, "Mailbag: Clergy wrong about Planned Parenthood" (April 5). There are serious inaccuracies in this letter about Planned Parenthood that I would like to correct. First, Planned Parenthood is not-...
  • Community Commentary: Pothole or police not a real ultimatum

    I keep hearing this false choice being offered around Costa Mesa. Which do you want, potholes or police officers? Repairing Costa Mesa's neglected infrastructure, which means a whole lot more than fixing potholes, and keeping the city safe aren't...
  • Sounding Off: Reinventing the light bulb

    When you read that, starting Jan. 1, the 100-watt bulb is fading away due to its inefficiencies, you may think, "There they go again. Now Congress wants to dictate which light bulb I can use." The answer is yes and no. In 2007, President George W....
  • Real estate company manages to grow

    Real estate company manages to grow
    COSTA MESA — When Cameron Merage was a 22-year-old Sacramento State University graduate, he told a professor that he wanted to go into development. "He told me, 'You're too young to do development, why don't you go into the sale of real estate?'"...
  • Community Commentary: Setting the record straight this time

    File this under no good deed goes unpunished. Last month, before new Costa Mesa CEO Tom Hatch moved into his prosaic corner office on City Hall's fifth floor, a volunteer work crew gave up their Sunday to do a little spring-cleaning. After a decade of...
  • Irvine Co. drops 75 jobs

    The Irvine Co. has eliminated about 75 positions through a combination of layoffs and the closing of open positions, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed Monday. The layoffs were mainly in the corporate administration and included areas...