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May 3, 2005
The city of Costa Mesa was honored recently for its outstanding investment practices by the Assn. of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada. The association looked at the city's investment programs, policies and procedures and compared them with professional standards in the industry. Water District looks to fill board vacancy The Orange County Water District is looking for applicants to fill a seat on the board representing District 5, which includes parts of Newport Beach as well as Irvine, and parts of Tustin.
NEWS
November 16, 2000
The efforts of the Orange County Water District and Orange County hotels to promote water conservation have begun to pay off, the water district said this week. Orange County's hotel industry has passed the 50% mark in water conservation, said Kathryn Barr, director of the water district. The savings comes as part of a program started in October 1999 by the water district and local hotels. Many of the hotels that participate in the program are in the Newport-Mesa area, including Costa Mesa's Wyndham Hotel and the Sheraton Newport Beach.
NEWS
June 11, 2008
The Orange County Water District is celebrating 75 years of service to north and central county today with a special reception for the county?s movers and shakers. Current and former water district board members, staff, local officials and water retailers will be at the district site this morning to celebrate the body that?s served Orange County cities since 1933. As the county grew from an agricultural center to a business and industrial hub, the water district?s service base as expanded with it. Groundwater usage has more than doubled since the early years, district officials said.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | June 3, 2013
A member of Costa Mesa's Pension Oversight Committee recently resigned his seat, citing difficulties with his other commitments. Shawn Dewane left the council-appointed position in late May because of a scheduling conflict, according to committee's meeting minutes. The minutes also indicate that he was unable to attend any of the first four weekly sessions, which began May 1 . Dewane said Monday that he had hoped to serve the nine-member group and provide his expertise, but the Wednesday meetings conflicted with his Orange County Water District meetings, which take place the first and third Wednesday of each month.
NEWS
January 6, 2004
Newborns and teens can be treated at clinic Newport-Mesa's first after-hours, urgent-care clinic for children opened Saturday. UrgiKids operates from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It is in the Hoag Health Center at 1190 Baker St., Suite 100 in Costa Mesa. UrgiKids, which is staffed by pediatricians and nurse practitioners, treats children from newborns to young adults age 18 for a variety of illnesses, including high fever, asthma, ear infection, sinusitis and pneumonia.
NEWS
September 24, 2003
Costa Mesa leaders' "compromise" on the Santa Ana River bridge issue is myopic and violates the original agreements regarding the Santa Ana Rivers Crossing process. They are demanding that Fountain Valley widen Ellis Ave, widen Talbert Avenue and add an additional south-bound freeway onramp to the San Diego Freeway in Fountain Valley. Their solution to regional traffic growth is to dump all of the impacts on their neighbors, regardless of practicality or impacts.
NEWS
By Shawn Dewane | January 31, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown recently declared a drought state of emergency. His proclamation gives state water officials more flexibility to manage the supply throughout California under drought conditions. This announcement should not come as a surprise to Southern Californians, being that we live in a semi-desert region. The average rainfall in the region is 13 inches. However, rainfall in 2013 was a mere 3.6 inches, making it the driest year on record. The declaration has caused a bit of panic and rightfully so. Cities, businesses and residents rely on water for economic growth and sustainability and to preserve public health.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | November 9, 2013
As they await what could be a final green light for a controversial desalination plant in neighboring Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Costa Mesa water providers have found themselves navigating something of a Catch-22. On one hand, local water purveyors said they support the development of reliable, local water sources, as competing interests statewide jockey for an ever-dwindling water supply. After all, some argue that that turning sea water into potable water could one day serve as a part of a long-range solution for a looming California water crisis.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | August 2, 2013
The state legislators representing Orange County unanimously asked a state water agency to approve Poseidon Water's permit to build a desalination facility in Huntington Beach, according to a statement by Poseidon Water. The Thursday letter to Coastal Commission Chairwoman Mary Shallenberger stated that "the Huntington Beach Desalination Plant is a critically needed and environmentally responsible solution to the county's water supply needs. We urge your immediate approval. " Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa)
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By Shawn Dewane | January 31, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown recently declared a drought state of emergency. His proclamation gives state water officials more flexibility to manage the supply throughout California under drought conditions. This announcement should not come as a surprise to Southern Californians, being that we live in a semi-desert region. The average rainfall in the region is 13 inches. However, rainfall in 2013 was a mere 3.6 inches, making it the driest year on record. The declaration has caused a bit of panic and rightfully so. Cities, businesses and residents rely on water for economic growth and sustainability and to preserve public health.
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By Jill Cowan | November 9, 2013
As they await what could be a final green light for a controversial desalination plant in neighboring Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Costa Mesa water providers have found themselves navigating something of a Catch-22. On one hand, local water purveyors said they support the development of reliable, local water sources, as competing interests statewide jockey for an ever-dwindling water supply. After all, some argue that that turning sea water into potable water could one day serve as a part of a long-range solution for a looming California water crisis.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | August 2, 2013
The state legislators representing Orange County unanimously asked a state water agency to approve Poseidon Water's permit to build a desalination facility in Huntington Beach, according to a statement by Poseidon Water. The Thursday letter to Coastal Commission Chairwoman Mary Shallenberger stated that "the Huntington Beach Desalination Plant is a critically needed and environmentally responsible solution to the county's water supply needs. We urge your immediate approval. " Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa)
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | June 3, 2013
A member of Costa Mesa's Pension Oversight Committee recently resigned his seat, citing difficulties with his other commitments. Shawn Dewane left the council-appointed position in late May because of a scheduling conflict, according to committee's meeting minutes. The minutes also indicate that he was unable to attend any of the first four weekly sessions, which began May 1 . Dewane said Monday that he had hoped to serve the nine-member group and provide his expertise, but the Wednesday meetings conflicted with his Orange County Water District meetings, which take place the first and third Wednesday of each month.
NEWS
June 11, 2008
The Orange County Water District is celebrating 75 years of service to north and central county today with a special reception for the county?s movers and shakers. Current and former water district board members, staff, local officials and water retailers will be at the district site this morning to celebrate the body that?s served Orange County cities since 1933. As the county grew from an agricultural center to a business and industrial hub, the water district?s service base as expanded with it. Groundwater usage has more than doubled since the early years, district officials said.
NEWS
May 3, 2005
The city of Costa Mesa was honored recently for its outstanding investment practices by the Assn. of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada. The association looked at the city's investment programs, policies and procedures and compared them with professional standards in the industry. Water District looks to fill board vacancy The Orange County Water District is looking for applicants to fill a seat on the board representing District 5, which includes parts of Newport Beach as well as Irvine, and parts of Tustin.
NEWS
January 6, 2004
Newborns and teens can be treated at clinic Newport-Mesa's first after-hours, urgent-care clinic for children opened Saturday. UrgiKids operates from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It is in the Hoag Health Center at 1190 Baker St., Suite 100 in Costa Mesa. UrgiKids, which is staffed by pediatricians and nurse practitioners, treats children from newborns to young adults age 18 for a variety of illnesses, including high fever, asthma, ear infection, sinusitis and pneumonia.
NEWS
September 24, 2003
Costa Mesa leaders' "compromise" on the Santa Ana River bridge issue is myopic and violates the original agreements regarding the Santa Ana Rivers Crossing process. They are demanding that Fountain Valley widen Ellis Ave, widen Talbert Avenue and add an additional south-bound freeway onramp to the San Diego Freeway in Fountain Valley. Their solution to regional traffic growth is to dump all of the impacts on their neighbors, regardless of practicality or impacts.
NEWS
December 11, 2001
James F. Atkinson and R. Michael Healey were named president and vice president, respectively, of the Mesa Consolidated Water District's Board of Directors on Monday. Atkinson, who has been a board member since 1998, is an active member of the community who has worked at the Aerospace Corp. in El Segundo for the last 26 years. He also represents the district on several committees and serves as the Orange County Water District liaison. Healey has served on the board since 1995 and serves as the district's representative to the Municipal Water District of Orange County.
NEWS
February 10, 2001
Paul Clinton NEWPORT BEACH -- Former Councilwoman Jan Debay has been named to a seat on the Orange County Water District. Debay, who stepped down in November after eight years on the council, joined the 10-person board this week. The other board members nominated Debay, who said she was thrilled by the appointment. "We've got a lot of work [to do] in the next few years," she said. "I'm very happy to be designated on the board of directors."
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