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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Law eases home food production

    Law eases home food production
    When Caron Ory's father was diagnosed with diabetes and struggled to stop eating sugar, the trained dietitian told him not to worry. "I'll create something for you," she promised. Through two years of research, trial-and-error recipes and taste tests,...
  • From the Boathouse: Houseboat now a true home

    Ahoy! Good news for permanently affixed floating homes. The Supreme Court issued a decision Jan. 15, in a 7-2 vote, that a floating home is not a boat, hence is not a vessel. U.S. Code defines the word "vessel" as including all means of water...
  • O.C. may create map showing dangerous, vicious dogs

    Orange County may soon have a Megan's Law-style website for dangerous dogs. The website probably would list the addresses of homes where dogs deemed to be dangerous or vicious are being kept, along with a description of each animal and how it got into...
  • From the Boathouse: Honoring heroes by the harbor

    Ahoy! "The war to end all wars" ended Nov. 11, 1918, when Germany signed the armistice agreement and surrendered to the Allies on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The war didn't offically end until June 28, 1919, when the Treaty of...