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By Alicia Robinson | July 18, 2007
The Orange County agency that rules on annexations is poised to vote today on whether to reunite Santa Ana Heights by annexing the western half into Newport Beach. East Santa Ana Heights was annexed to Newport in 2003, and the western portion has been trying to follow ever since. But the issue was complicated by three other unincorporated areas ? Banning Ranch, the Santa Ana Country Club and an area south of Mesa Drive ? that county officials wanted to see annexed either to Newport or Costa Mesa.
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NEWS
July 12, 2007
West Santa Ana Heights could be annexed to Newport Beach as soon as next Wednesday. Staff for the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission, which decides annexations, on Wednesday recommended West Santa Ana Heights be annexed, but that any decision on Banning Ranch be put off for six more months. It's the latest move in a long-running battle between Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, and it means a proposed "global solution" from county Supervisor John Moorlach has lost steam.
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By Alicia Robinson | May 10, 2007
SANTA ANA — Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach's plan for Newport Beach and Costa Mesa annexations would resolve ongoing disputes between the cities, but it may not win universal approval. Costa Mesa and Newport Beach have fought for years over four main unincorporated areas — West Santa Ana Heights, the Santa Ana Country Club, a neighborhood south of Mesa Drive, and Banning Ranch, the part of Moorlach's deal that could cause it to unravel. "I think we've been very clear that Banning Ranch is not something we were looking to put in the mix," Newport Beach Mayor Steve Rosansky said.
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By Alicia Robinson | May 9, 2007
 Costa Mesa City Council members decided Tuesday to back a plan that would give them a crack at annexing some of the largely undeveloped Banning Ranch, which borders Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Leaders from both cities will meet today with Orange County's Local Agency Formation Commission, which decides annexations, to talk about whether unincorporated West Santa Ana Heights will be annexed to Newport Beach. Commission staff last week suggested three options: annexing West Santa Ana Heights to Newport Beach now, doing nothing, or annexing it in three phases with several conditions.
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By Alicia Robinson | May 9, 2007
A decision on Newport Beach/Costa Mesa annexation issues today was postponed until July by the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission. The two cities have been haggling for years over several unincorporated areas that abut them both, namely the largely undeveloped Banning Ranch.  The commission, which decides annexation issues, heard a sweeping proposal from Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach that would give Costa Mesa control of Talbert Regional Park, turn over the county-owned portion of the Upper Newport Bay to Newport Beach, and annex unincorporated areas to the cities.
NEWS
May 6, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH Relay for Life volunteers inspire support for cause Relay for Life volunteers helped kick off the upcoming American Cancer Society fundraiser with Paint Your Town Purple day Tuesday. Several city employees as well as those involved with the event sported purple T-shirts and some circled the county in a Hummer limousine distributing information about cancer and the event, set for May 19 and 20 at Newport Harbor High School. Getting ready for work got a little easier for female servers at Lawry's Five Crowns in Corona del Mar, after the restaurant swapped its elaborate chambermaid costumes for more professional and comfortable uniforms on Tuesday.
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By Alicia Robinson | May 4, 2007
Years of arguing and months of negotiations over unincorporated areas between Costa Mesa and Newport Beach may come to a head Wednesday, when the commission that decides annexations in Orange County meets. On Thursday, staff members of the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission released a recommendation that included options for West Santa Ana Heights, one of four large unincorporated areas the two cities have battled over. But what may be more interesting than the staff suggestion is a "global solution," which Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach plans to announce at the meeting.
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By Alicia Robinson | February 16, 2007
Newport Beach could take over the Upper Newport Bay and Costa Mesa would manage Talbert Nature Preserve under a proposal from Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach. Since taking office in December, Moorlach has made several ambitious proposals to move long-stalled issues, including annexation of unincorporated areas around Newport-Mesa, projects in Santa Ana Heights and control of county parks. In fact, all three issues are tied together, Moorlach said Wednesday. He's not ready to reveal his plan to divvy up four unincorporated areas to Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, but he does want to throw in the parks, which he believes could be better run by the cities they're in. He doesn't want to divest the county of all its parks, he said.
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By JOHN MOORLACH | January 4, 2007
The Year of our Lord 2006 was so busy for me — perhaps the busiest of my life. With fundraising, running a campaign, assisting a successor, transitioning out of one job and into another, hiring a new staff, being sworn in and hitting the ground running — 2006 was packed! I have had many successes in 2006:   A hugely successful race for Orange County Supervisor garnering nearly 70% of the vote.     Assisted in a succession plan to ensure that the Treasurer-Tax Collector's office will be properly taken care of.     Hired an excellent staff to assist me in my new role as a county supervisor.
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