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November 22, 2010
Mooring charges in Newport Harbor should be revenue neutral and not be subsidized by the non-boat owners of the city ("Newport could say no to bigger boats," Nov. 19). In addition, the availability of the leases, which are public property, should not be used for profit at the expense of those legitimately waiting their turn for a mooring lease. As a non-boat owner I object to subsidizing the cost of mooring boats. This is not essential. No one died or had their health impaired by not being able to moor their boat in the harbor.
NEWS
April 18, 2004
Land is at a premium in Newport-Mesa. Just ask those homeowners who have seen their equity skyrocket in recent years. And public land is even more treasured, as it allows all residents to have the benefit of walking along the water's edge at sunset or take a morning jog through a nature preserve. Those who clandestinely convert public land into their own private property, by fencing off portions of city parks and adding them to their own backyards, are wrong.
NEWS
November 2, 2000
Jennifer Kho COSTA MESA -- They stand on stakes, promoting different candidates in large, block letters. They are campaign signs, which the City Council last month decided to hold to the same public right of way standards as all other signs. A 1999 ordinance allows signs to be posted on public property only between 6 a.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Sunday. Some candidates say it's unfair. "The ordinance benefits incumbents, and two of the [City Council members who voted on the issue]
NEWS
November 28, 2000
Jennifer Kho WEST SIDE -- On Swan Drive along Fairview Park, backyards of various sizes jut out, forming a ragged border for a spit of parkland surrounded by private homes on one side and a flood control channel on the other. But that jagged property line along the residential area should run straight, according to a city map, meaning about 20 of 32 backyards illegally encroach on the public park, said Bill Morris, the city's public services director.
NEWS
September 18, 2001
Deepa Bharath Bob Kost has a big problem with signs. The 77-year-old volunteer for the Newport Beach Police Department does not agree with all those people who use city property as their personal notice boards. "These signs are ugly," Kost raves about his pet peeve. "We have a beautiful city here. And I, like many of our citizens, would like to keep it that way." Kost moved to the city eight years ago, after he wound up his public relations business in St. Paul, Minn.
NEWS
October 4, 2004
Deirdre Newman Sponsorship banners for youth sports teams can hang throughout their seasons but will have to be displayed with militaristic precision if city leaders pass a law Monday regulating the signs. The law would cover sponsorship banners on public baseball and softball fields and temporary signs advertising city-sponsored events on public property. The City Council was set to consider the law on Sept. 20 but opted to wait two weeks because Councilwoman Libby Cowan was not at that meeting.
NEWS
October 5, 2004
Deirdre Newman Youth-sports groups will not have to deal with the hassle of taking their sponsorship banners down after every game and rehanging them for the next one thanks to a law approved by the City Council Monday. The law regulates sponsorship banners on public baseball and softball fields and temporary signs advertising city-sponsored events on public property. The council began discussing restrictions of banners after members of the Mesa Verde Villa Homeowners Assn.
NEWS
August 7, 2006
Point of KOCE: education, local programs I read Tom Johnson's "Fair Game" column in the Daily Pilot on July 7 concerning KOCE and I feel that he missed the point of this whole problem, which is that KOCE is involved with and in the Orange Coast and Orange County. Another point of this for me is that I don't want a religious channel on my television. I don't want one more. There are already enough of them I have to avoid and the people involved in them are typically performing a charade.
NEWS
By Alan Blank | November 1, 2008
Tom Lochner was driving along East Coast Highway recently when he saw a Yes on 8 sign just before Crystal Cove State Park. Lochner, a 54-year-old gay Newport Beach doctor, says he’s not the type of man who would usually uproot a campaign sign; but this one was on public property, he thought, and therefore illegal. He parked his Ford Explorer on the side of the road, walked over to the sign, pulled it out of the ground and returned to his SUV. But James Thomas was standing right there, blocking his way. Thomas was driving by and saw what Lochner had done and the Yes on 8 activist was so angry that he got out of his car to confront him, asking him why he took the sign.
NEWS
November 5, 2004
MIKE WHITEHEAD Ahoy. The election is over, and a new course of direction is being plotted on the chart table for the Marinapark property, since the voters let their wishes be heard by the defeat of Measure L. The city now has an excellent opportunity to let the public decide what to do with the last remaining bayside parkland in our built-out harbor. I have a recommendation to the Newport Beach harbor commissioners for them to call Ray Tsuneyoshi at (916)
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NEWS
By Joseph Serna | July 4, 2012
It will soon be illegal to secure your bicycle to any public buildings, light poles or traffic signals in several of Costa Mesa's parks, according to an ordinance approved by the City Council Tuesday night. The ordinance takes aim at what the city's Homeless Task Force concluded was part of a quality of life issue for residents, which is adversely affected when local transients lock up their bikes loaded with personal belongings to park sidewalks and street lights. The ordinance would make it illegal to secure bicycles to anything besides a bike rack on public property.
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NEWS
By Mike Reicher, mike.reicher@latimes.com | July 14, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — Someone grunting and another yelling commands might disturb a sunset picnic at the park. A family heading to Big Corona could be caught offguard by a spandex-laden woman dashing up the stairs. These are some of the situations that Laura Detweiler, the city's Recreation and Senior Services director, may be able to prevent should the Newport Beach City Council adopt a regulation she proposed at Tuesday's council meeting. The rule, which the council voted to revise and reconsider at a later meeting, would prohibit personal trainers and others who profit from teaching in the city's parks and on its beaches, unless they are city-affiliated or pay a rental fee. Officials say they are looking to prevent people from profiting off of public property, and to offset some maintenance costs.
NEWS
November 22, 2010
Mooring charges in Newport Harbor should be revenue neutral and not be subsidized by the non-boat owners of the city ("Newport could say no to bigger boats," Nov. 19). In addition, the availability of the leases, which are public property, should not be used for profit at the expense of those legitimately waiting their turn for a mooring lease. As a non-boat owner I object to subsidizing the cost of mooring boats. This is not essential. No one died or had their health impaired by not being able to moor their boat in the harbor.
NEWS
By Alan Blank | November 1, 2008
Tom Lochner was driving along East Coast Highway recently when he saw a Yes on 8 sign just before Crystal Cove State Park. Lochner, a 54-year-old gay Newport Beach doctor, says he’s not the type of man who would usually uproot a campaign sign; but this one was on public property, he thought, and therefore illegal. He parked his Ford Explorer on the side of the road, walked over to the sign, pulled it out of the ground and returned to his SUV. But James Thomas was standing right there, blocking his way. Thomas was driving by and saw what Lochner had done and the Yes on 8 activist was so angry that he got out of his car to confront him, asking him why he took the sign.
NEWS
August 7, 2006
Point of KOCE: education, local programs I read Tom Johnson's "Fair Game" column in the Daily Pilot on July 7 concerning KOCE and I feel that he missed the point of this whole problem, which is that KOCE is involved with and in the Orange Coast and Orange County. Another point of this for me is that I don't want a religious channel on my television. I don't want one more. There are already enough of them I have to avoid and the people involved in them are typically performing a charade.
NEWS
November 5, 2004
MIKE WHITEHEAD Ahoy. The election is over, and a new course of direction is being plotted on the chart table for the Marinapark property, since the voters let their wishes be heard by the defeat of Measure L. The city now has an excellent opportunity to let the public decide what to do with the last remaining bayside parkland in our built-out harbor. I have a recommendation to the Newport Beach harbor commissioners for them to call Ray Tsuneyoshi at (916)
NEWS
October 5, 2004
Deirdre Newman Youth-sports groups will not have to deal with the hassle of taking their sponsorship banners down after every game and rehanging them for the next one thanks to a law approved by the City Council Monday. The law regulates sponsorship banners on public baseball and softball fields and temporary signs advertising city-sponsored events on public property. The council began discussing restrictions of banners after members of the Mesa Verde Villa Homeowners Assn.
NEWS
October 4, 2004
Deirdre Newman Sponsorship banners for youth sports teams can hang throughout their seasons but will have to be displayed with militaristic precision if city leaders pass a law Monday regulating the signs. The law would cover sponsorship banners on public baseball and softball fields and temporary signs advertising city-sponsored events on public property. The City Council was set to consider the law on Sept. 20 but opted to wait two weeks because Councilwoman Libby Cowan was not at that meeting.
NEWS
April 18, 2004
Land is at a premium in Newport-Mesa. Just ask those homeowners who have seen their equity skyrocket in recent years. And public land is even more treasured, as it allows all residents to have the benefit of walking along the water's edge at sunset or take a morning jog through a nature preserve. Those who clandestinely convert public land into their own private property, by fencing off portions of city parks and adding them to their own backyards, are wrong.
NEWS
September 11, 2003
Ueberroth needs to throw support to senator Your question is: "What role should Peter Ueberroth now try to play in the recall?" Ueberroth is a very astute businessman and an extraordinarily competent organizer and problem solver. His smarts are evident by his withdrawal from a situation he didn't have time to develop. Only two people in this race have the knowledge and substantive judgment to solve the overwhelming fiscal dilemma facing California -- Peter Ueberroth and state Sen. Tom McClintock.
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