| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Adding lanes to Laguna Canyon Road seemed like an unpopular solution to congestion on the main entryway into the city when a city-hired consultant unveiled an initial report on the corridor Tuesday.
RBF Consulting, which has an office in Irvine, has...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:47 PM
I am upset at my fellow women on the Costa Mesa City Council.
On Aug. 5, the council voted unanimously to put an advisory measure on the November ballot that will ask voters if they agree with the Costa Mesa City Council's opposition to the...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Ninety to 100 homes in Northern California have been red-tagged — that is, labeled unfit to enter — after a 6.0 earthquake struck near Napa early Sunday, and there have been more than 50 aftershocks, but a large follow-up earthquake is now...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 8:36 PM
President Obama is considering a plan to designate the San Gabriel Mountains a national monument, an action intended to address crowding and pollution, and enhance recreational opportunities for a range that lies within an hour's drive for 10 million...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:54 PM
A set of aftershocks that rattled the Bay Area Tuesday morning caused damage to the George Butler Bridge in Napa, officials said.
Crews with the California Department of Transportation were performing emergency road repair on the bridge on southbound...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:27 PM
In Costa Mesa, even what should be a kumbaya political moment has a way of becoming contentious.
The City Council unanimously decided last week to ask voters what they think about a state plan to put toll lanes on the 405 Freeway.
The question will...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Here's a teeny-tiny idea, courtesy a slideshow on CNN.com attached to a summertime desperation slideshow story entitled “How to be an L.A. Local – 8 Tips for Faking It.”
I suppose it's a compliment that in the city with an unmerited...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The party Aug. 24 has a name: "The Olympic Freeway Murals: Celebrating 30 Years." The guests of honor: nine of the country's most lauded muralists, gathered together for the first time in three decades, to commemorate the anniversary of artwork they...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Mariner's Mile is a place we have all enjoyed for years. The beautiful spot on Coast Highway offers food, drink and merchandise. But why has it been so neglected by the current City Council?
We've all endured seemingly endless months of congestion with...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Much has been written recently about the Caltrans proposal to require tolls on the new lane improvements to the 405 Freeway, and not all of it has been accurate, so I want to set the record straight.
I oppose Caltrans' efforts to dictate toll policy...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Hemmed in by freeways and other development, the few mountain lions living in the Santa Monica Mountains are predictably -- and dangerously -- losing genetic diversity.
Researchers suspected as much, but a new analysis of the big cats finds that, in...