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By Mike Reicher, | October 21, 2010
The Newport Beach Harbor Commission is considering extending the time limit boaters can tie up to public docks, and prohibiting fishing from some of them. The commission will vote on the matter during its meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the City Council Chambers. At issue are 10 public piers throughout the harbor where boaters dock temporarily to load passengers and supplies, or where they park dinghies overnight while they stay on land. Fishermen often cast from these docks, setting up a maze of lines for sailors and power boaters to navigate.
By Mona Shadia, | July 23, 2010
Fourteen civil rights organizations, including the Jewish Voice for Peace and the Center for Constitutional Rights, sent a letter Thursday to UC Irvine condemning its recommendation to suspend the Muslim Student Union on campus. The groups, which represent a wide range of races, ethnicities and religions, say suspending the MSU will alienate the students, especially in the post 9/11 era. "Following Sept. 11, Muslims in America have faced intensified hate crimes, violence and discrimination, as well as racial, ethnic and religious profiling by local and federal law enforcement," the letter reads.
By Mona Shadia | June 14, 2010
UC Irvine has suspended its Muslim Student Union following February's incident where several MSU members repeatedly interrupted Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren's speech while on campus, said Cathy Lawhon, UCI's media relations director. Campus police arrested 11 students then released them. UC Irvine has suspended its Muslim Student Union following February's incident where several MSU members repeatedly interrupted Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren's speech while on campus, said Cathy Lawhon, UCI's media relations director.
By Lauren Williams | April 7, 2012
As with many of its votes, the Costa Mesa City Council adopted the Homeless Task Force's recommendations with a majority on one side and a single dissenter on the other. But this time, the rebel wasn't Councilwoman Wendy Leece, who often finds herself in the minority on the council dais. Instead, during the March 20 meeting she was part of the majority alongside Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer and Councilman Steve Mensinger. Councilman Gary Monahan was absent from the 3-1 vote. "Wendy and I go way back," Righeimer said, adding that it shouldn't be surprising that they voted together on this issue.
February 4, 2004
Deirdre Newman The CenterLine light rail project received from the Federal Transit Administration on Tuesday a "recommended" rating that will allow it to be considered for federal funding. The rating came in the administration's Annual New Starts Report for the 2004-05 fiscal year. The New Starts program reviews new and existing transit systems and makes funding recommendations based on an evaluation of a project's likelihood of moving forward in the shortest possible time.
March 13, 2013
A jury recommended the death penalty Wednesday for a Stanton man who strangled, raped and physically assaulted women around Orange County - including a masseuse in a Costa Mesa motel room - according to prosecutors. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of the story incorrectly said the masseuse in Costa Mesa was killed. The same jury found Waymon Livingston, 29, guilty Feb. 27 of one felony count of special-circumstances murder in the commission of sodomy, three felony counts of forcible rape and one felony count of aggravated assault, the Orange County district attorney's office said in a news release.
By Mike Reicher | January 25, 2012
NEWPORT BEACH — Warring business owners fought a bizarre property-rights battle in the City Council Chambers on Tuesday night. The owners of the Newport Beach County Club property and the owner-operators of the club itself presented competing redevelopment plans. Ultimately, the council agreed with the Planning Commission's recommendation to approve a hybrid plan, allowing the groups to replace 17 tennis courts with 27 luxury hotel suites and five homes, and to significantly expand the clubhouse.
By Emily Foxhall | November 2, 2013
City staff members plan to recommend that the Newport Beach council agree to outsource trash services to the company that submitted the lowest bid for the work. Staff will present to council members an agreement negotiated with CR&R waste services, whose original proposal would have saved the city an estimated $17 million over seven years, according to an independent assessment. An 85-page draft of the agreement has been posted on the city's website for review, more than two weeks in advance of the council's next meeting.
November 21, 2007
Flu season got off to a late start this year with the first case just confirmed last week, Orange County Health Care Agency officials said. Physicians reported the first case for 2006 in September. “Essentially, flu activity throughout the state remains low this year, although we still recommend that you go out to get your flu shot,” said Deanne Thompson, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Health Department. “It takes two weeks after a flu shot for your body to develop its natural protection.
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