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Newport council reverses course, rejects wastewater rate increase

A proposed wastewater rate increase that Newport Beach city leaders voted to support last month is on hold indefinitely. On a second reading of the ordinance Tuesday night, the City Council voted 4 to 3 to reject the proposal, which would have almost doubled wastewater rates over a five-year period....


Faulkner: UCI brings defense


  • Commentary: Newport Beach needs political reform

    In a democracy, the integrity of the election process is the bedrock of our freedom. As a nation of laws, citizens depend on the assumption that government will enforce the laws on the books equally, without fear or favor. Recent events have convinced me that to protect the integrity of the political...

  • Commentary: Pick an alternative Valentine's Day narrative

    We all know the typical celebration ritual for couples on Valentine's Day — an exchange of endearing and heartfelt cards; chocolate and flowers; a romantic dinner at a quiet and cozy restaurant, including liberal indulgence in the libation of your choice; and some playful flirtation with the hope...

  • Mailbag: Sober-home operators are profiting from desperate addicts

    Sober-home operators are profiting from desperate addicts Let me get this straight: If the clients at these sober-living homes are failing, the operators drop them off in parks? Failing how? Paying? Relapsing? Regardless, it sounds like one thing these sober-living homes do not provide is compassion....

  • Commentary: Protect yourself from unseasonably warm weather

    Winter means shorter days, but in Orange County, even those short days are sunny. So when you step outside this weekend to enjoy the warm February forecast, don't forget to grab your sunscreen to protect yourself against damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Skin cancer is the most common form of...

  • Commentary: Sexism is alive and well in the 2016 election

    As a woman, a feminist, a mother to a daughter, and as a Girl Scout leader, I have dreamed about electing our country's first female president. Breaking the glass ceiling, in the most powerful way. That is my hopeful, utopian side. As a scholar of communication studies and gender, however, the...


Life & Arts

Calendar for Feb. 11

Calendar for Feb. 11

THURSDAY Mick Foley Comedian and three-time World Wrestling Entertainment champion Mick Foley will perform at 8 p.m. at Irvine Improv, Irvine Spectrum Center, 527 Spectrum Center Drive. Tickets are $25. For more information, call (949) 854-5455 or visit Valentine's Day Macarons Learn...



Police Files for Feb. 10

Costa Mesa Bristol Street: Grand theft auto was reported in the 3100 block at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday. Bristol Street: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 3300 block at 7:15 p.m. Monday. Newport Boulevard: Robbery was reported in the 2000 block at 2:52 a.m. Monday. Harbor Boulevard: Petty theft was reported...