| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:01 PM
While state water regulators approved fines of up to $500 per day to encourage California residents to turn off the tap, several local Orange County water agencies don't have plans to dole out the punishment just yet.
However, that doesn't mean that...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:11 PM
How the winter season flew by -- I cannot believe that Memorial Day is Monday. However, I am very excited about this three-day weekend that is regarded as the unofficial start of the summer boating season.
Across the nation, tens of thousands of...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:01 AM
As poll workers Tuesday collected the last trickle of votes in a statewide primary expected to draw one of the lowest turnouts in California's history, frontrunners in several area races appeared to be headed for spots on the November general election...
| May 2, 2014
| 5:48 PM
A bill that would allow the establishment of a state veterans cemetery in Orange County earned unanimous support in the Assembly's Veterans Affairs Committee, the bill's author, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), announced.
The bill is...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:09 PM
Police found a stash of counterfeit $100 bills in a Costa Mesa hotel room last month after a couple tried to pass fake currency at a Huntington Beach store, according to a federal indictment.
Marcus Redick and Lashana Gorrell allegedly bought hundreds...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Several Costa Mesa leaders have endorsed Newport Beach Councilman Keith Curry for Assembly.
Curry is running to replace 74th District Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) as he vies for an Orange County supervisorial seat.
Announced Tuesday were the...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:39 PM
The Orange County Sheriff's Department may hire temporary staff to help process a flood of concealed-weapons permit applications in the wake of a loosening of the county's gun restrictions.
Sheriff Sandra Hutchens announced the policy change last week...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:29 PM
More than 125 residents and community activists gathered in Costa Mesa to discuss Banning Ranch, a proposed development in West Newport that opponents argue will burden humans and wildlife.
The Thursday night meeting at the Neighborhood Community Center...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Wendy Leece confirmed Saturday that she is weighing a run for Congress.
Leece, a Republican, is exploring a race for the 48th Congressional District seat held by longtime U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa).
| Jan 23, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Because of a shortage of candidates, the application deadline to serve on the Orange County Grand Jury has been extended to Wednesday.
"We have received far fewer applications than in the past 10 years for the 19 grand jurors, who are required by law to...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:43 PM
A proposed state law that aims to undo controversial restrictions on Southern California's beach bonfires is expected to reach the Assembly floor for a vote next week.
Assembly Bill 1102 passed out of the Appropriations Committee with a unanimous vote...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:25 AM
The state Assembly on Monday overwhelmingly approved a measure that aims to preserve beach fire rings.
The gathering spots have been at the center of protracted battles in Southern California's beach towns, where regional air-quality officials have...