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Newport triples budget for Civic Center audit to $300,000

The budget for an audit of Newport Beach's Civic Center project — which drew criticism over increases in its scope and price during its three-year development — also is expanding. After a fierce debate Tuesday night among several City Council members about the need for a thorough review of the...



  • 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...


Life & Arts

Actor Hal Landon Jr. is the antithesis of Scrooge



Firefighters battling blaze rescue man from roof in Costa Mesa

Firefighters rescued a man from the roof of a building near John Wayne Airport while they battled a blaze early Saturday, according to authorities. The flames started at a two-story commercial building at 3140 Red Hill Avenue about 3:50 a.m., according to Costa Mesa fire Capt. Chris Coates. Firefighters...