| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Following a nearly two-hour hearing during which dozens of photographs documenting health and safety violations were presented, the Planning Commission amended the Costa Mesa Motor Inn's operating permit Monday night.
The unanimous decision declared the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Sixty city public housing residents and union workers staged a protest Wednesday against a plan to sell the housing to private developers.
Protesters fear the Housing Authority of Baltimore City's plan would lead to lost jobs, displaced residents and...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 3:33 PM
When it comes to keeping tabs on Fourth of July revelry in Newport Beach, the city's police force will be patrolling on horse, bike and foot.
They'll also be online.
For the first time, the Newport Beach Police Department has enlisted a special social...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Coming this fall, Meyerhoff patrons will be able to slurp some oysters before their Offenbach and Orff.
A third location for Ryleigh's Oyster is coming to the multi-level restaurant space on Cathedral Street that most recently housed Mari Luna Bistro,...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Hisses filtered through the crowd as Loren Renz lamented the harsh winter's impact on her brownstone near Central Park, a building she bought 35 years ago.
She had spent more than $50,000 since January fixing problems related to months of icy weather,...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:51 PM
The panel that determines how much landlords can raise costs of the city's 1 million rent-stabilized apartments approved a historic low increase of 1% for the next fiscal year, but in a raucous meeting Monday, it did not give tenants the rent freeze...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:10 AM
For atmosphere alone, the new waterfront restaurant Barcocina is worth a visit.
But you can't eat atmosphere. And the great news is that the food at Barcocina — pronounced bar-co-SEEN-ah, the name is a portmanteau word combining "bar" and "cocina,...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:48 PM
The developers of a $135-million shopping center near the famed Huntington Beach Pier face an unusual challenge — how to embrace the city's proud identity as Surf City without descending into surfing kitsch.
Sure, they hope to attract tourists...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Costa Mesa city planners voted this week to recommend stricter standards for long-term occupancies at nearly all city motels, a move that affordable housing advocates warned will harm those who rely on the properties as a last stop before homelessness....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Winnetka officials are considering a proposal that would require all commercial buildings to be equipped with fire sprinklers within five years.
The village passed an ordinance in 1977 requiring that sprinklers be installed in commercial buildings...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:39 PM
To create a buffer between industrial buildings in the San Fernando Road corridor and the recently-approved Tropico Apartments, the City Council this week unanimously OK’d changing the zoning of 10 properties near the 220-unit mixed-use...