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  • Council to consider rules on speech

    The Costa Mesa City Council is scheduled Tuesday to consider ways that public speakers may be removed from the chambers if their conduct is deemed overly disruptive. These behaviors run the gamut from swearing to being seen as simply repeating what...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa is undergoing revolutionary changes

    “The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults." — Alexis de Tocqueville On this Independence Day, I'm reminded of what an amazing country and city we have....
  • Commentary: 'Revolutionary' Costa Mesa is councilman's spin

    Re: "Costa Mesa is undergoing revolutionary changes," July 3: Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger's commentary, as usual, is more spin with only part of the story being told. He talks about the city working closely with the American Civil Liberties Union on...
  • City officials tout results of motel crackdown

    Costa Mesa officials are crediting recent reforms targeting the city's so-called problem motels for a first-quarter reduction in police calls and nuisance complaints associated with the properties. Compared to the same period last year, calls to...
  • District hires ethics consultant in wake of cheating scandal

    Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to hire an ethics consultant to improve the culture at Corona del Mar High School. The district will spend $5,000 to hire Kevin O'Grady, of O'Grady School Solutions, to provide...
  • CdM officials investigate alleged 'prom draft'

    CdM officials investigate alleged 'prom draft'
    Sitting around a bowl, a group of Newport Beach high school boys took turns plucking folded papers with numbers written on them. The lower their number, the better their odds of landing a prom date with the girl of their choice. Casting aside the...
  • Editorial: Reproductive services: the Hoag Hospital compact

    Editorial: Reproductive services: the Hoag Hospital compact
    When Hoag Hospital, which has facilities in Irvine and Newport Beach, announced it was establishing a partnership with St. Joseph Health System, community groups say they were promised that the hospital would continue to provide the same services it...
  • At-large voting: Latino handicap?

    At-large voting: Latino handicap?
    The way Juana Trejo remembers it, the heavy double doors of Costa Mesa's City Council chambers hit her on the way in. She stood in the doorway. A sea of unfamiliar faces turned to look at her. Some were laughing. It was her first time at City Hall,...
  • Motels to pay for excess police calls

    Motels to pay for excess police calls
    Motels and hotels in Costa Mesa that draw "excessive" amounts of police attention will now have to pay for the extra trouble. The City Council passed the Excessive Use of Resources Ordinance on Tuesday after a second reading, with a majority —...
  • Carnett: Bible Belt is so named for a reason

    I sat in Starbucks a couple of Wednesdays ago quaffing my usual caramel latte, reading the morning newspaper and soaking up a friendly vibe. As far as I could tell, no one toted a concealed firearm. It seemed as though everyone in the establishment...
  • Bias complaint filed against CdM

    The Orange County Equality Coalition has filed a complaint with the state accusing Corona del Mar High School of discriminating against an organization that offers support to gays and lesbians. The coalition alleges in a Department of Education filing...
  • CdM drama teacher resigns

    A Corona del Mar High School drama teacher, who was placed on leave in June after a student accused him of battery, has resigned. Ron Martin, a nine-year CdM veteran who won accolades from free-speech advocates for fighting to stage a campus production...