beach town, although it has no oceanfront property, she said.
Mayor Linda Dixon said the city has a fine name and does not expect
support for the change.
Bargain hunters will lose a day of shopping because Costa Mesa
officials discovered the Orange Coast College swap meet has been
violating its agreement with the city.
In May, the weekend campus swap meet will scale back to Sundays only
with about 275 vendors, as agreed upon when initially approved in 1984.
Councilwoman Libby Cowan asked the city to study the swap meet in
November after she noticed an increase in traffic on Fairview Road. The
study found the swap meet to be operating at twice its allowed size.
* Lolita Harper covers Costa Mesa. She may be reached at (949)
574-4275 or by e-mail at o7 firstname.lastname@example.org .
High school teacher arrested
A popular math teacher and soccer coach at Corona del Mar High School
was arrested Thursday night for having an alleged sexual relationship
with a student.
John Ronald Evans, 32, of Huntington Beach was charged with having a
sexual encounter with a person under 18 years of age. He posted $50,000
bail and is on paid administrative leave.
Principal Sharon Fry notified the staff on Friday and will have
counselors and pscyhologists available for students when they return from
Spring Break on April 8.
School nurses had their hands full last week as a nasty flu bug has
ravaged some schools in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, such as
TeWinkle Middle School in Costa Mesa, where a lot of students have been
The Orange County assessor has decided to wait to see if a property
tax lawsuit becomes a class-action lawsuit before asking a higher court
to review the case. The case is expected to cost the county $285 million
in property tax payments and the school district $11.5 million the first
year, according to a county auditor report. A judge could rule on
class-action status as early as April 25.
* Deirdre Newman covers education. She may be reached at (949)
574-4221 or by e-mail at o7 email@example.com .
A bad Back Bay incident
A 54-year-old Newport Beach man remained in critical condition