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Hixson toxic emissions are down, but 'work is not done,' AQMD says

Toxic emissions from a Newport Beach metal finishing company have dropped significantly in the past year, but there's still work to be done, according to air-quality officials. Residents who live near Hixson Metal Finishing, in a section of Newport Beach that borders Costa Mesa's Westside, shared...


Athlete of the Week: Kat Hess carries on family tradition at Corona del Mar High School


  • Mailbag: Best option for desalination plant? Don't build it at all

    While Anthony Clark Carpio's article ("How would desalinated water be distributed? Water district decides to look at 5 of 8 options," Feb. 5) refers to the proposed Poseidon Water project as "highly contested," it did not deal with the sanest and most cost-effective option of all — don't build...

  • Mailbag: Please consider the needs of the hearing-impaired

    Please consider the needs of the hearing-impaired Please Be Patient. These are the words that are most likely to be inscribed on my gravestone. For the last 30 years, I have been hearing-impaired. So I know a little bit about this subject. In an article published by the Los Angeles Times in 2012[,...

  • Commentary: Costa Mesa's success in addressing homeless is a story worth writing

    From 2013 to 2015, the city of Costa Mesa helped house 122 individuals and reconnected 31 homeless with their families, providing more than 150 people with a roof over their heads once again. This remarkable piece of news speaks volumes to an innovative strategy and the tireless efforts of our church...

  • 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...


Life & Arts

KISS singer Paul Stanley is coming to O.C. with his new Soul Station band

KISS singer Paul Stanley is coming to O.C. with his new Soul Station band

KISS frontman Paul Stanley is taking on a new musical style that might shock some fans of his hard-rock band, but it's one that he insists helped shape the face-paint-wearing, pyrotechnic group, which has been around since 1973. Teaming up with a dozen other musicians, Stanley, who sings and plays...



Police Files for Feb. 12

Costa Mesa Baker Street: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 700 block at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Adams Avenue: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 1600 block at 6:50 a.m. Thursday Harbor Boulevard: Driving with a suspended or revoked license was reported in the 2600 block at 3:26 a.m. Thursday. Broadway:...