September 9, 2004
S.J. CAHN Those who took the time to respond to a question I posed last week were -- don't take this the wrong way -- not much help. It's not because they didn't offer some interesting ideas about how the Daily Pilot should cover the 12 candidates running for Costa Mesa City Council, but because they were split about down the middle on whether we should devote our resources to all the candidates or just the ones...
August 28, 2004
So the city of Costa Mesa inches ever so slightly closer to accepting the Gisler-Garfield bridge. As a homeowner who lives on Gisler, I'm not very happy that the Orange County Transportation Authority is getting ready to spend more taxpayer money on yet another bridge study. What is this study going to reveal that the Santa Ana River Crossing Study did not? Couldn't the transportation authority and its high priced consultants get it right the first time?
August 27, 2004
Deirdre Newman Eleven City Council hopefuls stayed cool under pressure while answering tough audience questions Wednesday night -- despite the oppressively warm room -- during the first candidates forum. The forum, hosted by the Mesa Verde homeowners association featured all the candidates running for the three open council seats in November, except Terry Shaw, an accounting manager who was part of the effort to get the 1901 Newport Blvd. project reduced.
August 12, 2004
CITY OF COSTA MESA Costa Mesa City Hall, 77 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, (714) 754-5223 Mayor: Gary Monahan Council: Libby Cowan, Allan Mansoor, Mike Scheafer and Chris Steel CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH Newport Beach City Hall, 3300 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92663, (949) 644-3309 Mayor: Tod Ridgeway Council: Gary Adams, Steve Bromberg, John Heffernan, Dick Nichols, Steven Rosansky and Don Webb COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT District Office: 1370 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, (714)
July 1, 2004
S.J. CAHN Three days of absurdly high fevers will change a man. That's how I spent the bulk of last week, pushing our old thermometer to see if it could, in fact, register 104. I don't recommend it, although tearing your psyche apart via a really fine sick does wonders for the soul. As my thoughts started coming back together, they occasionally alighted on our local political scene (I'm telling you, I was really sick). So, all that aside, here are some post-feverish thoughts on November's elections, in no particular order of importance.
June 27, 2004
EDUCATION City Council OKs Newport Coast Elementary loop road An access road at Newport Coast Elementary School that came under fire by neighboring residents got the go-ahead at Tuesday's City Council meeting and is scheduled for completion before school starts in the fall. Some parents expressed their relief that the road will be built and, hopefully, ease traffic snarls around the school. Nearby residents, however, worried how the road would affect them and blasted city officials for not giving them notice of the project.