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James P. Gray | October 16, 2010
Recently the Los Angeles Times reported that $69 million in California welfare money was cashed in by recipients in places like Las Vegas and on cruise ships. Prior to that, The Times reported that people on welfare had used their state-issued ATM cards to get money at casinos, strip clubs and massage parlors. After those revelations, there followed the usual clamors and calls for politicians to tighten up the system, and many of the politicians responded by promising that in the future the cards could no longer be used in those types of places.
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NEWS
May 5, 2002
"Do you miss the City Council?" I get that a lot. "Well... do you?" they ask. "Yes and no," I answer. Some things I miss, some I don't. Among the things I definitely miss are the strange, off-center people and stories that stroll through the door of City Hall on any given day. One reliable source of entertainment when I was doing the city thing was storefront health clinics -- massage parlors, acupuncture clinics, that sort of thing.
NEWS
January 15, 2001
MASSAGE PARLOR ORDINANCE The Costa Mesa City Council tonight will consider a new massage parlor ordinance. The present ordinance, passed two years ago in an attempt to eliminate prostitution houses fronting as massage parlors, requires masseuses to go through a rigorous licensing process to practice in Costa Mesa. But it has a loophole: state-licensed practitioners, including acupuncturists and chiropractors, do not have to get a city license. Police said they have received numerous complaints -- verified by undercover investigations -- about prostitution in those businesses too. If passed, the new ordinance would expand the licensing process to include state-licensed practitioners.
NEWS
January 24, 2001
We have a problem, folks. In recent weeks, a whole herd of people have been galloping around Costa Mesa on high horses tossing around the dogeared card of racism. And I'm bothered by it. Not because I'm a closet Aryan secretly goose-stepping around the house in jackboots. I abhor the ignorance and fanaticism that fuels the hatred of any people, whatever the stripe of their ethnicity. But I hold in equal low regard high-minded demagoguery that seeks to make the battle against racism an industry, particularly when it is hypocritical rhetoric.
NEWS
January 23, 2001
Jennifer Kho COSTA MESA -- The City Council had just finished giving its preliminary OK to a new massage ordinance when Mayor Libby Cowan decided she'd like to massage it some more. Cowan wants to change the ordinance to allay fears from legitimate massage therapists, who say the new law would hurt their businesses. "I've asked [city staff] to work with legitimate massage groups and a couple of chiropractors to review the ordinance and return with another ordinance at some point," she said Monday.
NEWS
November 13, 2012
Re: " Triangle Square seeks OK for new signage (Nov. 19): Several years ago, then-Triangle Square's new owners/property management determined that T.S. couldn't make it as a retail center and decided to turn it into a "destination center," which includes a 24 Hour Fitness, a soon-to-be bowling alley and a plethora of bars and restaurants. For better or worse, "The Triangle" has transformed itself into party central in Costa Mesa. On any weekend night (and some weeknights) you'll see patrons staggering back to their cars in the Fresh & Easy shopping center across Newport Boulevard to cars parked front of residents homes, a block or two away.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey and Mona Shadia | January 23, 2010
A message scribbled in red Magic Marker on a paper bag wedged into the battered white door at Orange County Collective Service instructs visitors to “say hello” for service. Tucked in a pothole-riddled alleyway in a rundown Westside shopping center, the collective is one of a growing number of medical marijuana dispensaries and clubs that have opened recently in Costa Mesa. The door opens onto a small foyer adorned with a multicolored Bob Marley tapestry. Inside, a pungent smell of marijuana wafts from behind a second, heavier door.
NEWS
December 29, 2001
JANUARY Newport Beach police were handed an unusual assignment when they were asked to get rid of a swarm of killer Africanized honeybees that probably hoped to set up shop atop a trash can on Newport Pier. The killers soon after became the victims after officers summoned exterminators. Those were hard times for Higgens, a lost, yellow Labrador who was spotted by Costa Mesa Animal Control officials roaming the streets after unknown vile hands had spray-painted his coat a bright neon pink.
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