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LANDSCAPE:Slices of election-night life

THE POLITICAL

Politicians make for good anecdotes. Annexation talks with county postponed for six months.

November 09, 2006|By Alicia Robinson

Newport Beach had asked to annex West Santa Ana Heights, but the commission was hoping the two cities would be able to resolve several other disputes over unincorporated areas at the same time. Talks between the cities have broken down twice, but now officials want time to adjust to changes on the city councils after Tuesday's election and pending changes to the makeup of the commission.

The commission is expected to take up the issue again in May 2007.

DONATE TO TROOPS

Costa Mesa is requesting donations of personal care items, snacks and gifts for the Army unit the city recently adopted. The City Council voted in September to adopt D Company, 2-25 Aviation Regiment, a unit that includes Councilwoman Katrina Foley's brother and is now in Iraq.

Foley suggested the city sponsor the unit, and now she's hoping residents will step up with contributions for the soldiers. The company has requested items such as dental floss and hand lotion, batteries, candy, CDs and stationery — and of course, letters are always welcome.

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A donation box has been placed in the lobby of Costa Mesa City Hall, 77 Fair Drive, and Foley said she hopes some gifts will be collected in time to mail for the holidays. For a complete list of requested items or information on how to make a financial donation, visit the city website, www.ci-costa-mesa.ca.us. For other information, call (714)754-5327.

— The Pilot's Michael Miller and Amanda Pennington contributed to this report.

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