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City affordable-housing grant triggers anger in Newport Shores

Dozens of Newport Shores residents stormed out of the Newport Beach City Council meeting Tuesday night — many shouting at officials as they exited — after it became clear that the council was going to allocate nearly $2 million to an affordable-housing project in their neighborhood. "I've lived...



  • Commentary: I have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

    With Thanksgiving and the holidays fast approaching, I thought it might be a good time to mention that for which I'm thankful this and every year. As a mayor, I'm thankful to represent the exceptional citizens of Costa Mesa. I'm thankful for all those individuals who reach out to me and share how...

  • Commentary: It's time for Costa Mesa to employ a 'Smart Growth' approach

    Earlier this year, after years of voicing opposition to the City Council majority's continual deviation from the city's General Plan and the Westside urban plans, a group of residents came together to write an initiative to give the people of Costa Mesa control of their future by allowing the electorate...

  • Commentary: Coast to Cleveland corridor brings connectivity to wildlife

    A wildlife corridor provides a link for wildlife to move between habitat areas in a landscape fragmented by human developments. The Coast to Cleveland Wildlife Corridor, located in Irvine, will link 22,000 acres of habitat in and around the cities of Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo and...

  • Commentary: WHO report excites the told-you-so in me

    Bacon lovers, sausage aficionados, cold-cut obsessives, I know you recently got some bad news. The World Health Organization confirmed a link between processed meat and cancer, with the report going on to say that even just two slices of bacon a day can increase the risk of bowel cancer by 18%....

  • Commentary: Some things to contemplate during open enrollment

    Ever have a "special" day, like when your kitchen wall is caved in by an errant truck? That's when you really find out how good your home insurance is. Traditional home policies do not cover maintenance, but are bought to protect against uncommon and often expensive episodes without thought as...


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Actor Hal Landon Jr. is the antithesis of Scrooge


Driver arrested in Oregon crash that killed 3 Costa Mesa residents

Driver arrested in Oregon crash that killed 3 Costa Mesa residents

A driver involved in an Oregon crash that killed three Costa Mesa residents in September has been arrested on a vehicular manslaughter warrant, according to police. Costa Mesa police arrested Joshua Gibson, 28, at his apartment in the 600 block of Baker Street about 6:50 p.m. Monday, according...