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By Steve Mensinger | June 9, 2011
"Don't be afraid to see what you see. " — President Ronald Reagan It is my hope — and more importantly, the community's hope — that our employee associations help restore Costa Mesa's fiscal health and return it to being a model of balanced government. First, we have to stop the bleeding. Our city has been hemorrhaging money for the past four fiscal years, draining $33.6 million from its reserves, despite eliminating more than 120 employee positions, delaying infrastructure repairs and cutting into many services.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | April 11, 2014
Lonnie Lynn led his son to believe that his middle name, Rashid, means childhood love. Turns out, that's not true. But that didn't stop Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., better known by his stage name, Common, from running with it. "I believe that love is the greatest gift we have, because if you love your creator and you love yourself, that start right there is amazing," said the 42-year-old hip-hop recording artist and actor, whose casual ensemble...
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By WENDY LEECE | February 28, 2006
How should parents handle Internet websites such as Myspace.com? Parents of younger kids should handle most Internet activity with the same care they would use in letting their kids play in the street. It's probably OK if a parent is closely watching; otherwise you're just asking for trouble. Parents of teens and older kids should also be vigilant and observant, but at this age the kids themselves are mostly responsible for their own actions on the web, just as they are in most of their other interactions.
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By Barbara Venezia | April 3, 2008
This presidential campaign seems as if it’s been going on forever. I think it’s a good thing; the longer this takes, the better we get to know them, warts and all. My recipe for success in choosing a candidate is simple: Look for someone who has plain old common sense in his or her political policies and personal life. I started out a Rudy Giuliani fan. As a former New Yorker, he was my guy. He cleaned up the city and handled the 9/11 attacks with courage and fortitude.
NEWS
January 25, 2008
The planet?s climate is clearly out of balance and is warming, the American Geophysical Union announced Thursday. UCI scientist Michael Prather leads the scientific society of more than 50,000. ?It?s not a consensus statement. It?s a common sense statement,? Prather said. ?Will everyone agree with it? No. Does 99% of research support it? Yes.? The group?s statement takes a more firm stance that humans are responsible. ?Many components of the climate system are now changing at rates and in patterns that are not natural ?
FEATURES
September 24, 2006
It is interesting that if you search through the etiquette books on the bookstore websites, such as Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com, many that have received excellent reviews from the critics receive harsh commentary from readers. The reason? Most of the readers claim that there is nothing new here and that, after all, manners are just common sense. If it is just common sense, why is it that so many people are writing about manners now? Is it, then, just a dearth of common sense that prompts people to become livid about the behavior encountered in a store, the office or on the freeway?
NEWS
September 8, 2002
There's a time and place for everything -- and that includes cellular phones. Cell phones should not be used while watching a movie, attending church, looking for a book at the library or book store and sitting in classrooms. Such devices -- when on -- simply don't belong in the classroom. Seems like common sense, right? While we believe cell phones have no place on school grounds, it would probably be difficult to ban their existence entirely.
NEWS
August 25, 2010
Imane Boudlal was given compromises and different positions with Disneyland where she could wear what she wanted ("OC Now: Muslim worker taken off Disney's schedule," Aug. 25). Instead, she refused and did so very visibly in front of her entourage consisting of videographers, photographers and reporters. Disney has a costume policy. She knew this when she accepted the position. She has one of two purposes here: To make a statement by forcing Disney to submit to her unreasonable demands or to receive a sizable judgment from Disney for her "pain and suffering.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | December 13, 2012
An Orange County Superior Court judge found enough evidence Thursday to move forward with a case against a Costa Mesa woman who was accused of lying to police during a murder investigation involving her then-fiance. But prosecutors may still have a "hard time" proving that Rachel Buffett, 25, intentionally misled investigators to help Daniel Wozniak, 28, also of Costa Mesa, avoid getting caught, said Judge Kazuharu Makino. Toward the end of the hours-long preliminary hearing, Makino questioned whether Buffett would lie to police to prevent Wozniak's conviction even after Wozniak told investigators that he killed their Costa Mesa neighbor and their neighbor's tutor.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | April 11, 2014
Lonnie Lynn led his son to believe that his middle name, Rashid, means childhood love. Turns out, that's not true. But that didn't stop Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., better known by his stage name, Common, from running with it. "I believe that love is the greatest gift we have, because if you love your creator and you love yourself, that start right there is amazing," said the 42-year-old hip-hop recording artist and actor, whose casual ensemble...
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NEWS
January 12, 2013
Re. "Commentary: It's time to arm school personnel,' Jan. 10: Twenty-seven people dead from gunshots. Twenty were children ages 6 to 7, all of whom had multiple shots to the head. One 6-year-old was hit 11 times, yet writer Chuck Cassity wants more guns in schools. He says the calls for regulation are "hysterical pleadings" that are "lamentable. " Those hysterical pleadings, sir, are the cries from the parents who had to identify their dead child through photos, rather than subject them to the horror of seeing their own beloved and innocent child in barely recognizable condition.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | December 13, 2012
An Orange County Superior Court judge found enough evidence Thursday to move forward with a case against a Costa Mesa woman who was accused of lying to police during a murder investigation involving her then-fiance. But prosecutors may still have a "hard time" proving that Rachel Buffett, 25, intentionally misled investigators to help Daniel Wozniak, 28, also of Costa Mesa, avoid getting caught, said Judge Kazuharu Makino. Toward the end of the hours-long preliminary hearing, Makino questioned whether Buffett would lie to police to prevent Wozniak's conviction even after Wozniak told investigators that he killed their Costa Mesa neighbor and their neighbor's tutor.
NEWS
By Steve Mensinger | June 9, 2011
"Don't be afraid to see what you see. " — President Ronald Reagan It is my hope — and more importantly, the community's hope — that our employee associations help restore Costa Mesa's fiscal health and return it to being a model of balanced government. First, we have to stop the bleeding. Our city has been hemorrhaging money for the past four fiscal years, draining $33.6 million from its reserves, despite eliminating more than 120 employee positions, delaying infrastructure repairs and cutting into many services.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 2011
ARIES (March 21-April 19): You are judged by the company you keep. If you feel that others are not supporting your goals, then it is time for a frank talk. The people who are good for you grow closer while detractors disappear. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If you have energy and enthusiasm, you can excel. But you must use common sense before you invest your money. If in doubt, it is best to ask for advice from a loved one or a successful professional. GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
NEWS
By M. H. Millard | April 15, 2011
I got a chuckle — in a good way — out of City Councilman Steve Mensinger's column in the Daily Pilot this week in which he tells how he spent his own money and time, and along with a couple of other volunteers, fixed up City CEO Tom Hatch's office ("Community Commentary: Setting the record straight this time," April 14). Now, I barely know Mensinger. We've nodded in passing, and that's about it, but I'm becoming a fan. Back when Mensinger's name was being thrown around to be appointed to the City Council, I had no idea who he was, so I asked someone in the know.
NEWS
By Ron Vanderhoff | September 10, 2010
The lawn that just won't die! Surprisingly perhaps, that's exactly the fear that many people have when contemplating switching their lawn to something else. We fuss and labor over our lawns. If we miss a watering, forget to fertilize or ignore our little green oases, we quickly see the outcome: browning, dieback, weeds, disease and so on. So, when the time comes, you'd think it would be easy enough to murder them. Not so. Grass lawns, especially those in California, can be tenaciously persistent, refusing to die, returning months later to haunt the executioner.
NEWS
August 25, 2010
Imane Boudlal was given compromises and different positions with Disneyland where she could wear what she wanted ("OC Now: Muslim worker taken off Disney's schedule," Aug. 25). Instead, she refused and did so very visibly in front of her entourage consisting of videographers, photographers and reporters. Disney has a costume policy. She knew this when she accepted the position. She has one of two purposes here: To make a statement by forcing Disney to submit to her unreasonable demands or to receive a sizable judgment from Disney for her "pain and suffering.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2010
TODAY Wine Tasting Taste wine from the Fontodi winery, a leading producer of Chianti in the Tuscany region of Italy, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wine Lab Newport, 2901 W. Coast Hwy, suite 100, Newport Beach. The cost is $20. For more information, visit http://www.winelab.net. Corona del Mar Residents Assn. The Corona del Mar Residents Assn. Board of Directors meets at 7:30 a.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Newport Beach Country Club. Corona del Mar residents are encouraged to attend.
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