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  • Police: Teacher behind CdM 'Rent' production is under investigation

    A Corona del Mar High School drama teacher who ignored anti-gay protesters and staged a 2009 production of "Rent" is under investigation following an altercation with a student, officials said Tuesday. Ronald Knight Martin, 57, is on paid leave,...
  • Speaking limits ruled 'unconstitutional'

    A section of a Costa Mesa law that limits what speakers can say at City Council meetings is unconstitutional, federal justices have ruled. The law's ban on "personal, impertinent, profane, insolent or slanderous remarks" during public comment periods...
  • Mailbag: Be observant of where you buy

    It is pretty amazing that people buy houses in an internationally recognized vacation spot and then don't like tourists. I remember when the residents above Big Corona wanted to stop tourists from parking on the streets. You folks live in a fabulous...
  • Mailbag: 'Loud' ordinance flaws become clear

    Good intentions have some flaws ("'Loud' ordinance announcement coming Thursday," June 23). This ordinance obviously was already in effect on Balboa Island a few weeks ago. A very nice family owns a home on the island and also "rents" a big, famous...
  • Mailbag: Foley to blame for O.C. Fair layoffs

    This is too bad. These employees have outgoing Councilmember Katrina Foley and her band of politicos to thank ("O.C. Fair employees learn of layoffs," Dec. 2). They poisoned the city's deal with Facilities Management West to run a joint operation by...
  • ACLU files appeal for Latino activist's case

    COSTA MESA — A year after a federal lawsuit concluded, and nearly five years since the actual incident, the debate between a Latino activist and Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor appears to be headed back to court. The American Civil Liberties Union...
  • Who made this year's DP 103?

    Who made this year's DP 103?
    No. 1 Jim Righeimer You would be hard-pressed to find anyone in town who had a bigger news year than Costa Mesa City Councilman Jim Righeimer. The former Planning Commission chairman went toe-to-toe with the police union, which smeared his name on...
  • UCI students could face grand jury

    The college students who interrupted Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren's speech last year at UC Irvine -- the so-called "Irvine 11" -- may face a grand jury and criminal charges in the coming weeks, a lawyer representing some of the students said Friday....
  • Jewish group backs Rackauckas

    A leading Los Angeles Jewish rights organization on Tuesday came out in support of the Orange County district attorney's decision to file criminal charges against 11 students who interrupted a speech by the Israeli ambassador to the United States. In a...
  • Man sues for being on no-fly list

    The quickest way between two points is a straight line — unless, of course, you're on the no-fly list. In the case of Irvine resident Stephen Persaud, who believes he's wrongly listed on the U.S. government's anti-terrorism docket, the quickest way...
  • Lemmon, Pyle help programs

    Guy Lemmon created the Ryan Lemmon Foundation 16 years ago to "enhance" high school baseball. Now, he's trying to save it. Lemmon, an Irvine resident, believes high school baseball and other high school sports face being eliminated because of a lack of...
  • Apodaca: Authorities must listen to and protect our children

    Once again, adults entrusted with the care of children have let them down. If you've been following the news lately, you've no doubt been horrified by accounts of a Los Angeles elementary school teacher who allegedly subjected students to lewd acts,...