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No Trolls on City of Costa Mesa’s News Blog

Costa Mesa City Hall (Photo: City of Costa Mesa)

The city of Costa Mesa has launched a news blog for 2016, but if you’re looking to leave comments it’s not set up for that. Here’s the news release: The city of Costa Mesa’s Communications and Marketing team has launched Costa Mesa Connected, a blog site that is intended to be a source of news…

CES 2016: Internet of Things Drives the Future


2015 was a banner year for the American automotive industry, but with major initiatives from Google, Apple and Ford Motors plus the sharing economy offerings of Uber and Lyft, 2015 may be the auto industry’s high water mark.  The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas offered a glimpse into the future of driverless cars…

Happy New Year


Goodbye 2015! Hello 2016.  Thanks for reading us (and that includes all of our friends at the Orange Juice Blog who read every word). We’ll remind you deadlines approach for fundraising so if you can, give to your favorite candidate before midnight tonight.  Don’t drink and drive.  Enjoy the Rose Parade.

Someone Jerry Brown needs to pardon


On Christmas Eve, word came down that California Governor Jerry Brown had pardoned actor Robert Downey Jr. for past drug offenses committed in the late 1990s.  It remains a Christmas eve ritual of the governor who also pardoned about 90 people mostly for minor infractions for drugs, robbery and burglary.  Next Christmas, if not sooner,…