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December 8, 2002
"I am happy that the city and its leaders can select people based on their qualifications, which is what I think happened here." -- Karen Robinson, Costa Mesa's new mayor, on her selection as mayor by her council colleagues "You are in way over your head." -- Wayne Morris, Costa Mesa resident, on whether new Mayor Karen Robinson will have enough time to be the city's mayor "Take the illness out of it, and this has been a great experience. It's one of those things that really affirms what we like to believe about people."
NEWS
April 18, 2003
We have just sent the following letter to the four members of the Costa Mesa City Council, in the hope that they will appoint Linda Dixon to the seat vacated by Karen Robinson: It has come to our attention that a vacancy on the Costa Mesa City Council has occurred and that, after reviewing submitted resumes, you and your colleagues will be appointing a new member on April 21, 2003. Since time is of the essence in this matter, we are writing today to urge you to appoint former Mayor Linda Dixon to the vacated seat.
NEWS
January 31, 2002
The significant issues in any judicial appointment or election were missed in the editorial of Jan. 13 that urged Costa Mesa Councilwoman Karen Robinson to abandon her write-in candidacy for Orange County Superior Court post No. 21 ("Robinson has a choice to make"). The qualities that should carry weight in selection of judges are knowledge of the law, professional achievement and judicial temperament. Robinson argued and won three cases that were published and thence became case law. She heads the litigation unit for the Cal State University system, and is both an arbitrator and a pro tem judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court.
NEWS
June 2, 2002
Which city? Which constituency? Which world? You be the judge. Which city does Libby Cowan work for? Is it Costa Mesa, which she's sworn to serve and protect -- or Irvine where she obtains her salary? Clearly Libby Cowan's loyalty is not for Costa Mesa, the city she was elected to serve and protect. It's Irvine -- judging from her recent public outburst calling the ballot-box and lawsuit process stupid for trying to protect Costa Mesa from a clear and present danger.
NEWS
May 18, 2003
"We're again going to put up posters around town. We now have over 125 members on our mailing list. We're going to encourage them to go out and voice their opposition to the alcohol storage law." -- Brian Clarkson, spokesman for FreeNewport, a group opposed to Newport Beach's tightened rules on the Fourth of July. "Costa Mesa does not believe the bridges needs to be built and is doing everything we can to delete them. There will be give and take on both sides.
NEWS
November 1, 2000
Jennifer Kho Her first glance at Fairview Park was enough for Karen Robinson to know she had finally found what she'd been looking for -- home. "I fell in love," she said. "Just look at this park. It's something you enjoy for what it is. I think there's just something [open space] does to the soul. You can think here and it's also a place where you can just run and be a kid." Robinson grew up in a "simple Midwestern family in Kentucky" and moved to California as a high school student when her father got a job transfer.
NEWS
April 15, 2001
housing? I'm glad that Steve Smith and other people are speaking out against the xenophobia and wrong thinking of Chris Steel and his ilk ("Negative headlines, not crime rate, is what hurts Costa Mesa," March 31). And now we know his ilk has a name and a group, Citizens to Improve Costa Mesa. So we can now organize another group, Citizens Who Really Want to Improve Costa Mesa. Smith's comments were right on the bull's eye. People need to support Costa Mesa as it is and encourage people to talk up the good things.
NEWS
March 23, 2003
CITY OF COSTA MESA Costa Mesa City Hall, 77 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, (714) 754-5223 Mayor: Karen Robinson Council: Libby Cowan, Allan Mansoor, Gary Monahan and Chris Steel CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH Newport Beach City Hall, 3300 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92663, (949) 644-3309 Mayor: Steve Bromberg Council: Gary Adams, John Heffernan, Dick Nichols, Gary Proctor, Tod Ridgeway and Don Webb MESA CONSOLIDATED WATER DISTRICT 1965 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92627, (949)
NEWS
April 17, 2003
Kohl's would fit nicely with the new IKEA Why not put Kohl's in the IKEA area since arrangements have already been made for freeway access? The draw of two large stores should be successful for both and it shouldn't have any additional traffic impact at that location. Now, for Kona Lanes isn't there someone out there interested in preserving a great and historically significant piece of architecture. I think an entertainment center that was refurbished could go there, and the skating rink has trained some Olympic-class skaters.
NEWS
April 10, 2003
A flier is circulating in Costa Mesa urging one of Newport-Mesa's favorite political sons to run for governor. But before all you fiscal conservatives get too excited, County Treasurer John Moorlach says he does not plan to seek the state's highest office. Taking into account the recall effort under way against Gov. Gray Davis, Moorlach -- who famously predicted the county's 1994 bankruptcy and is still one of the county's most popular officials, despite some backlash to his backing of Measure G in 2000 that would have put 40% of tobacco settlement dollars toward paying off the county's bankruptcy debt early -- listed several reasons why he wouldn't go after the seat.
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NEWS
May 18, 2003
"We're again going to put up posters around town. We now have over 125 members on our mailing list. We're going to encourage them to go out and voice their opposition to the alcohol storage law." -- Brian Clarkson, spokesman for FreeNewport, a group opposed to Newport Beach's tightened rules on the Fourth of July. "Costa Mesa does not believe the bridges needs to be built and is doing everything we can to delete them. There will be give and take on both sides.
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NEWS
April 18, 2003
We have just sent the following letter to the four members of the Costa Mesa City Council, in the hope that they will appoint Linda Dixon to the seat vacated by Karen Robinson: It has come to our attention that a vacancy on the Costa Mesa City Council has occurred and that, after reviewing submitted resumes, you and your colleagues will be appointing a new member on April 21, 2003. Since time is of the essence in this matter, we are writing today to urge you to appoint former Mayor Linda Dixon to the vacated seat.
NEWS
April 17, 2003
Kohl's would fit nicely with the new IKEA Why not put Kohl's in the IKEA area since arrangements have already been made for freeway access? The draw of two large stores should be successful for both and it shouldn't have any additional traffic impact at that location. Now, for Kona Lanes isn't there someone out there interested in preserving a great and historically significant piece of architecture. I think an entertainment center that was refurbished could go there, and the skating rink has trained some Olympic-class skaters.
NEWS
April 10, 2003
A flier is circulating in Costa Mesa urging one of Newport-Mesa's favorite political sons to run for governor. But before all you fiscal conservatives get too excited, County Treasurer John Moorlach says he does not plan to seek the state's highest office. Taking into account the recall effort under way against Gov. Gray Davis, Moorlach -- who famously predicted the county's 1994 bankruptcy and is still one of the county's most popular officials, despite some backlash to his backing of Measure G in 2000 that would have put 40% of tobacco settlement dollars toward paying off the county's bankruptcy debt early -- listed several reasons why he wouldn't go after the seat.
NEWS
March 30, 2003
BUSINESS A mixed bit of business in Newport-Mesa Newport-Mesa's economy got a mixed message this week as two reports stated the impact of the war in Iraq on business. On Tuesday, local real estate officials echoed a report from a regional trade group saying home values continued to soar in February. During that month, the average home's value rose 53% in Newport Beach and 17% in Costa Mesa. Wednesday brought divergent, worse news, as local hoteliers, cruise liners in Newport Harbor and movie theater managers said their business was softening as the nation stays glued to their television sets.
NEWS
March 23, 2003
CITY OF COSTA MESA Costa Mesa City Hall, 77 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, (714) 754-5223 Mayor: Karen Robinson Council: Libby Cowan, Allan Mansoor, Gary Monahan and Chris Steel CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH Newport Beach City Hall, 3300 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92663, (949) 644-3309 Mayor: Steve Bromberg Council: Gary Adams, John Heffernan, Dick Nichols, Gary Proctor, Tod Ridgeway and Don Webb MESA CONSOLIDATED WATER DISTRICT 1965 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92627, (949)
NEWS
December 8, 2002
"I am happy that the city and its leaders can select people based on their qualifications, which is what I think happened here." -- Karen Robinson, Costa Mesa's new mayor, on her selection as mayor by her council colleagues "You are in way over your head." -- Wayne Morris, Costa Mesa resident, on whether new Mayor Karen Robinson will have enough time to be the city's mayor "Take the illness out of it, and this has been a great experience. It's one of those things that really affirms what we like to believe about people."
NEWS
June 2, 2002
Which city? Which constituency? Which world? You be the judge. Which city does Libby Cowan work for? Is it Costa Mesa, which she's sworn to serve and protect -- or Irvine where she obtains her salary? Clearly Libby Cowan's loyalty is not for Costa Mesa, the city she was elected to serve and protect. It's Irvine -- judging from her recent public outburst calling the ballot-box and lawsuit process stupid for trying to protect Costa Mesa from a clear and present danger.
NEWS
January 31, 2002
The significant issues in any judicial appointment or election were missed in the editorial of Jan. 13 that urged Costa Mesa Councilwoman Karen Robinson to abandon her write-in candidacy for Orange County Superior Court post No. 21 ("Robinson has a choice to make"). The qualities that should carry weight in selection of judges are knowledge of the law, professional achievement and judicial temperament. Robinson argued and won three cases that were published and thence became case law. She heads the litigation unit for the Cal State University system, and is both an arbitrator and a pro tem judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court.
NEWS
April 15, 2001
housing? I'm glad that Steve Smith and other people are speaking out against the xenophobia and wrong thinking of Chris Steel and his ilk ("Negative headlines, not crime rate, is what hurts Costa Mesa," March 31). And now we know his ilk has a name and a group, Citizens to Improve Costa Mesa. So we can now organize another group, Citizens Who Really Want to Improve Costa Mesa. Smith's comments were right on the bull's eye. People need to support Costa Mesa as it is and encourage people to talk up the good things.
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