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Planners consider 2 Eastside restaurant concepts

Monday's Costa Mesa Planning Commission meeting is all about the eats — with the panel expected to decide whether to approve a new restaurant and permit an existing bar to convert into a full-menu eatery. The two requests involve Eastside properties within a half-mile of each other. Commissioners...


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Boys' water polo: Oilers are runner-up in South Coast Tournament

Costa Mesa and Newport Beach

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Council discussion on 150 Newport Center will likely be delayed

A City Council discussion over a controversial condominium and townhome project proposed for Newport Center will likely be postponed until next month. Newport Beach city leaders were originally scheduled during their meeting Tuesday to make a final decision on 150 Newport Center — a 35-unit residential...

Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach

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Exhibition explores Day of the Dead

Laguna Beach

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Laguna police honor fallen Officer Jon Coutchie

Laguna police honor fallen Officer Jon Coutchie

The Laguna Beach Police Department remembered one of its fallen officers with a ceremony at the police memorial near the department's headquarters Wednesday. About 90 people attended the event at 505 Forest Ave. to honor Officer Jon Coutchie, who died in 2013 while on duty. Coutchie, 41, was riding...


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Asian Americans' numbers and political influence are growing

Asian Americans' numbers and political influence are growing

Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, according to U.S. Census data, having nearly doubled their share of the electorate in the past decade. By the year 2044, Asian Americans are expected to become 10% of all voters nationally, and in Orange County, home to...



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  • Commentary: CdM made decisions with health of students in mind

    News goes viral contingent on its ability to resonate and relevancy — or its sexy and salacious nature. In the case of Corona del Mar High School last week, it was both. Corona del Mar High made national headlines when the flames of bad decisions, fueled by winds of rivalry-game emotion, parental...

  • Mailbag: Op-ed piece on public safety 'has it all wrong'

    Re. "Commentary: Voters want 'clean, safe, peaceful, quiet places to live'," (Sept. 13): I am a 44-year resident and homeowner in Costa Mesa. I'm also a retired law enforcement member (25 years) and then operated my own private investigation company for 20 years, all the time with an eye focused...

  • Commentary: City is better-positioned today than eight years ago

    Eight years ago, I was blessed to be appointed to the Costa Mesa Planning Commission. When I first got on the commission, times were bleak. The Great Recession had decimated municipal budgets, including Costa Mesa's. Harbor Boulevard was dotted with vacant properties covered by green chain-link...

  • Commentary: Proposition 57 places our communities at risk

    This November, don't be fooled by Proposition 57's title, "Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act." The ballot measure supported by the governor is intended to empty California's prisons by reducing felony sentences. Its proponents claim Proposition 57 only reduces the sentencing requirements of non-violent...

  • Mailbag: Term limits can hinder a local school board

    Re. "School board race revives call for term limits," Sept. 11: Any efforts toward applying term limits to the position of school district trustee should honor how important stability is to learning. Children flourish in a stable environment. Excessive change can interfere with learning and development....


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  • Police Files for Sept. 23

    Costa Mesa Nassau Road: Disorderly conduct related to alcohol was reported in the 300 block at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Norse Avenue: Grand theft from a vehicle was reported in the 2400 block at 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Newport Boulevard: Disorderly conduct related to alcohol was reported in the 1800 block...

  • Police arrest man in Costa Mesa on attempted murder warrant

    A man wanted in San Diego on an attempted murder warrant was arrested in Costa Mesa, authorities said Thursday. Costa Mesa police responded to the area of 1900 Newport Blvd. at about 1:55 p.m. Wednesday after receiving an anonymous tip that a wanted man, Salvador Manuel Ibarra, 24, was in the area,...

  • Police Files for Sept. 22

    Costa Mesa West 19th Street: Drinking in public was reported in the 600 block at 6:36 a.m. Wednesday. Enclave Circle: Burglary was reported in the 400 block at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Parsons Street: Petty theft from a vehicle was reported in the 2000 block at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Indiana Avenue: Grand...

  • Woman robbed outside Costa Mesa ATM

    A 74-year-old woman was robbed outside an ATM in Costa Mesa and suffered a broken hip during the altercation, authorities said. The victim was withdrawing money from a Bank of America ATM near the Vons grocery store at 2701 Harbor Blvd. when she was confronted by Simon Yousif, 24, a local transient,...