Drunk with Power? Sober Living Homes Sue a Frequent Critic and the City of Costa Mesa

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Sober living homes are suing the Costa Mesa City Council and a frequent critic.
According to Ann H. Parker, she became concerned about a sober living home in her Costa Mesa neighborhood, discovered such places had "proliferated" in the city, joined members of a group called Take Back Our Neighborhoods (TBON) in complaining to the Planning Commission about one and, after that panel imposed zoning sanctions on the sober living home, re-stated her case when it was appealed to the City Council, which sided with the commission.

According to Sure Haven, Rock Solid Recovery, Solid Landings Behavioral Health Inc. and the trio's lawyers with the Peterson Law Group of Irvine, Parker is a defendant in their lawsuit over those zoning sanctions.

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Activists Plan Protest of Costa Mesa's Plan to Replace Motel with Luxury Apartments

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This Thursday, activists plan a protest in front of Costa Mesa Motor Inn against the city's plan to replace it with luxury apartments. For years, low-income households have used the motel as last-resort affordable housing, leading to hundreds of calls for police service and health violations. But activists claim that leveling the motel will cause hundreds of residents to become "motel refugees"--that is, homeless.

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Like Coyotes on Neighbodhood Cats, West Coyote Hills Developers Come Back for More

You might think Fullerton residents voting against development of West Coyote Hills in 2012 would have got through the thick skulls of their elected representatives. Silly you! When developers have their sights set on a project, it never really goes away. Oh, it may get derailed for a while, but citizens die off, more elected simpletons are distracted with shiny objects and when no one else is looking these proposed land raperies return like summer spikes in prices at Chevron pumps.

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Irvine Loses Another Round in Court Trying to Stop the County's Expansion of Musick Jail

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Inmates mill about the cramped Musick jail facility in Irvine.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal has rejected the fourth lawsuit the city of Irvine has filed since 1996 to prevent the expansion of the James A. Musick Branch Jail, the County of Orange announced. Irvine most recently argued that the county failed to properly analyze the environmental impacts of the expansion project when the Board of Supervisors in late 2014 approved seeking $80 million in state funding.

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Anaheim Council-Pendeja Lucille Kring: More Dog Parks Will Solve Homeless People Problem

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Homeless at La Palma Park before Fido and friends took over
Anaheim continues to be a doggy dogg world!

At Tuesday's city council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring spoke candidly about the benefits of dog parks. She championed hooch hangouts as a great recreational boost to the city that also drive away those pesky homeless folks. The Voice of OC jotted down her priceless "dogs first" parks policy. "It's wonderful for the dogs. It's wonderful for the owners, and it really keeps the homeless out," says Kring!

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Garden Grove City Council Rescinds Support of Obama Immigration Orders: Update

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Garden Grove City Council members debate President Obama's executive order on immigration.
UPDATE, AUG. 13, 9:21 A.M.: The Garden Grove City Council voted Tuesday night to rescind its approval of a non-binding resolution in support of President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration (a.k.a. the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA and Deferred Action for Parents of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents or DAPA programs).

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Scott Peotter Survives Threats by Newport Beach City Council Wussies: Update

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They keep the Newport Beach city seal under glass so Councilman Scott Peotter can't get to it.
UPDATE, AUG. 12, 12:26 P.M.: After all that holler, the Newport Beach City Council decided not to censure Councilman Scott Peotter for his homophobic hate speech nor seek an investigations of his misuse of the city seal.

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Garden Grove Council Members Draw Kudos, Haters for Supporting Obama Immigration Reforms

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Mayor Bao Nguyen makes a point at Tuesday's Garden Grove City Council meeting.
By a narrow majority, the Garden Grove City Council voted Tuesday night to support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs--a.k.a. Obama's Incite Donald Trump, Orly Taitz and Temeculans to Lose Their Shit Acts.

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Behold These Nominees for Newport Beach City Councilman Scott Peotter's New Logo

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Councilman Peotter, prepare to be blown ... away.
UPDATE, JULY 17, 6:30 A.M.: So far, talent has exceeded volume when it comes to submissions to our contest aimed at finding a new logo for Newport Beach City Councilman Scott Peotter, who agreed to take the City of Newport Beach seal down from his newsletter after some cutting observations about same-sex marriage and the LGBT community.

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Newport Beach Councilman Scott Peotter Now a "Victim" After Whipping Up LGBT Shitstorm

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Newport Beach City Councilman Scott Peotter, still defiant.
UPDATE, JULY 9, 9:03 A.M.: Newport Beach City Councilman Scott Peotter is doubling down on his divisive public comments about same-sex marriage and the perceived theft of rainbows from God, making himself out to be the victim of having his First Amendment free speech rights infringed.

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