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  • Costa Mesa could ban more massage parlors

    The Costa Mesa City Council is scheduled to vote today on a moratorium banning new massage businesses from setting up shop and any existing studios from expanding. If approved, the move would extend the existing moratorium the City Council approved last...
  • Council delays budget vote

    Given a list of 19 cost-cutting proposals — which include a classic-car auction, suspending use of take-home vehicles and removing fans and heaters from office spaces — the Costa Mesa City Council voted Tuesday to delay a decision on its...
  • Sign-wavers still OK

    Costa Mesa may not restart enforcement of its anti-solicitation ordinance, despite a recent court ruling that allows another city to do so. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last week sided with Redondo Beach in the city's quest to arrest anyone waving a...
  • No thanks for ACLU advisory

    Did you hear that the American Civil Liberties Union issued a "travel advisory" last week? Yep, ACLU offices in two dozen states felt it necessary to warn those traveling to Arizona that they may be subject to racial profiling. This warning is no...
  • Forum highlights immigrants' rights

    COSTA MESA — Carlota Lortez didn't know if police came knocking, she has the right to not allow them in unless they have a search warrant. After living in the United States for 10 years, she first learned this Thursday during a community forum in...
  • 'Solidarity' against ordinance [update: 12:15 p.m. July 28]

    Editor's note: The forum has been pushed back to 7 p.m. Thursday, according to Naui Huitzilopochtli. COSTA MESA — An organization that has been involved in lawsuits over the city's immigration and anti-solicitation ordinances will hold a community...
  • Sounding Off: Selective attention and the law

    Does anybody know where I can obtain a listing of federal laws that the government has no intention of enforcing? Or of prosecuting? You know, like in the Arizona situation, where the government sued Arizona because the Grand Canyon State tried to...
  • Costa Mesa man example in ACLU case

    COSTA MESA — Using a Costa Mesa man's detention as an example, the American Civil Liberties Union sued the federal government this week on grounds that it doesn't give the mentally disabled a fair chance to dispute deportation orders. Six suspected...
  • 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...