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  • Wasting water can cost you $500

    Wasting water can cost you $500
    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...
  • From The Boathouse: Holiday weekend brings start of boating season

    Ahoy! 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...
  • Curry, Harper likely headed to run-off

    Curry, Harper likely headed to run-off
    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...
  • Political Landscape: Assembly veterans committee supports O.C. cemetery

    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...
  • Couple arrested on counterfeit charges

    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...
  • Costa Mesa leaders back Curry

    Costa Mesa leaders back Curry
    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...
  • Expediting of gun permits sought

    Expediting of gun permits sought
    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...
  • Conservancy takes aim at Banning Ranch

    Conservancy takes aim at Banning Ranch
    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...
  • Leece mulling a run for 48th Congressional District

    Leece mulling a run for 48th Congressional District
    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). Leece...
  • County seeking grand jurors

    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...
  • Fire rings bill moves toward Assembly vote

    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...
  • Assembly passes fire ring bill

    Assembly passes fire ring bill
    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...