By YVETTE CABRERA
You could say this is a tale of one city with two sides.
On the one hand, there’s the Costa Mesa that makes national headlines over its controversial policies on illegal immigration, its crackdown on day laborers, and more recently, its much trumpeted declaration that it is a “Rule of Law” city.
Numerous agencies and organizations attended the first annual Costa Mesa Community Picnic on June 12, including the Costa Mesa High School cheerleading squad.
Some called this latest move political posturing and just rhetoric. But it also sent shock waves through an already polarized community. So, rather than ease tension on the hotly divisive issue of illegal immigration, this move by the official side of Costa Mesa just further deepened the divisions.