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4 Costa Mesa council candidates find a lot of common ground at forum

A stage at the Neighborhood Community Center wasn't the only thing Costa Mesa City Council candidates shared Wednesday night. During a two-hour question-and-answer session, they shared their thoughts about several issues facing the city. In many cases, they had similar perspectives. Only four of...

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Mustangs finally have place to call home

Opinion

  • Commentary: Banning Ranch development will allow restoration too

    Commentary: Banning Ranch development will allow restoration too

    Drive by Newport Banning Ranch on any given day during the school year and you're likely to see it buzzing with activity. Under the guidance of the Newport Banning Land Trust, high school students from Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa high schools, among others, frequently use the expansive tract...

  • Mailbag: Fairview provided great services in its heyday

    I am writing in response to Matt Holzmann's piece regarding the closure of Fairview Developmental Center. Being a nearly 20-year employee of the facility, I can only agree with the gentleman. Having started in the mechanical maintenance section of plant operations, I was involved in almost every...

  • Mailbag: Costa Mesans should vote for Measure BB

    Our current City Council is very proactive, tackling some of Costa Mesa's biggest problems. One issue the council is trying to improve is the shortage of athletic fields. Everyone knows Costa Mesa has not provided enough, so they looked at building some next to the golf course. The idea was dropped...

  • Mailbag: Project would add too much density to Newport Beach

    The Newport Beach City Council will soon consider the 26-story, 504,000-square-foot Museum House condominium tower proposed to replace the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Center. I would like to point out that this approval is completely discretionary, meaning that this property has no entitlement...

  • Commentary: Vehicles are making Newport Beach less walkable

    I recall the bygone days of "walks." I don't mean the walks that you take on a fall morning or an after-dinner stroll on a summer evening. What I do mean is that our "walks" have all but disappeared: our "sidewalks," our "crosswalks" and "boardwalks." Our "walks" are crowded with all manner of...

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Life & Arts

On Theater: Laguna Playhouse shows this season are all new productions

Crime

  • Police Files for Aug. 24

    Newport Beach Clubhouse Avenue: Petty theft was reported at 6:41 p.m. Tuesday. Cagney Lane: Grand theft was reported in the 900 block at 10:23 a.m. Wednesday. River Avenue: Petty theft was reported in the 5000 block at 8:22 a.m. Wednesday. West Bay Avenue: Grand theft was reported in the 600 block...

  • Police Files for Aug. 23

    Newport Beach Ocean Front West: Battery was reported in the 2100 block at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. Campus Drive: Theft was reported in the 4600 block at 6:07 p.m. Monday. Avocado Avenue: Petty theft was reported in the 800 block at 5:11 p.m. Monday. Highland Street: Burglary was reported at Highland Street...

  • Costa Mesa man suspected of possessing heroin with intent to sell

    A man whom police found walking on a sidewalk in Costa Mesa was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia with intent to sell, authorities said. Blake Mathews, 29, of Costa Mesa was arrested at about 12:30 a.m. Police were dispatched to the 1900 block of...

  • Man suspected of attempted murder during Newport Beach domestic dispute

    A man arrested Sunday night on suspicion of attempted murder during a domestic dispute was booked into Orange County Jail with bail set at $500,000. The suspect, whose name was not disclosed, was arrested in the 1900 block of Sherington Place a few minutes after 9 p.m. Authorities said he had a...

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