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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • District rethinking 'fees' in light of AB 165

    Newport-Mesa Unified plans to change wording in regards to materials fees paid for sports and other activities, in response to a court settlement and bill moving through the Legislature that sheds new light on what it means to provide a free public school...
  • Apodaca: AB 165 makes schools nervous

    Parents all over Newport-Mesa know the drill. Suzie wants to play soccer for the school team, so Dad ponies up hundreds of dollars to a booster club out of fear that she won't get any game time otherwise. Or Johnny announces that he needs to buy a copy...
  • Judge rejects motion

    SANTA ANA — An Orange County judge on Thursday rejected a motion by prosecutors that he unseal the transcript of a grand jury investigation into the Irvine 11 case. Eleven students stand criminally charged for allegedly disrupting a speech at UC...
  • 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....