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  • Extra money for community center rejected

    A request for more funds has prompted the Irvine City Council to launch an investigation into the construction costs for a community center at Northwood Community Park. Saying the project, which started in 2012, "really represents a first of its kind...
  • Athletic facility refunding OKd

    Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees Tuesday unanimously approved refunding Costa Mesa's contribution to the creation of a sports facility at Costa Mesa High School. The decision leaves the city with no claim over the sports facility and all-...
  • Charter Committee fine-tunes language

    As of now, Costa Mesa's proposed city charter does not have language clarifying how the City Council can personally interact with city staffers over administrative affairs. The decision to leave it out came after a 5-4 vote Wednesday night by the...
  • Save or spend? City has $7.1-million surplus

    A cautious Costa Mesa council is urging that the city not spend all of a $7.1-million budget surplus and instead shore up its reserves. Three of the five council members met Tuesday — Mayor Jim Righeimer and Councilman Gary Monahan were absent...
  • Lower property taxes for Costa Mesa?

    A member of the committee tasked with drawing up a charter for Costa Mesa has an idea for the document, and he knows it's a controversial one: Allow the city to gradually give up and not collect its slice of property taxes. This could be done...
  • Forecast: O.C. to add jobs at a moderate pace

    Hiring in Orange County was more robust than anticipated last year, and gains are expected to continue, according to the 2014 economic forecast released by Cal State Fullerton. An increase of 28,200 jobs is projected for 2013, a 2% increase over 1.4...
  • The Crowd: Raising funds like the Dickens

    The Crowd: Raising funds like the Dickens
    The generous Mart and Margie Hubbard once again invited dedicated donors supporting the Pacific Chorale to a midweek dinner at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach. The Oct. 16 gathering raised an impressive $120,000 in underwriting to cover the...
  • Newport man gets 15 months for fraud

    A former stock broker from Newport Beach was sentenced Tuesday to 15 months in prison for his part in an investment scheme designed to defraud an investor of $1 billion, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. In 2006, William J. Ferry, 71, and his...
  • Pension panel meets with fund official

    A nearly four-hour meeting on Costa Mesa's public pension plans Wednesday brought modest debate to the fore of what's been called an "out-of-control" financial situation for taxpayers. The city's Pension Oversight Committee met with Kerry Worgan, a...
  • City, union inch toward a contract

    Costa Mesa officials announced this week that they are closer to reaching an agreement with the city's largest employee union. But officials on both sides say some significant challenges remain. After the City Council discussed the contracts in closed...
  • Grant to help fund Harbor Blvd. median islands

    A recently awarded federal grant will help fund improvements to portions of Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa. The $528,000 will go toward adding raised median islands along Harbor between Wilson and 19th streets — a nearly one-mile stretch —...
  • Apodaca: Worth the time and effort to keep anti-bullying programs alive

    I've written a few columns about bullying, and the topic never fails to elicit an impassioned response. For the most part, the feedback from parents, educators and others in the community reveals wide agreement that we all have a part to play in...