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  • Apodaca: The debt worry du jour

    A media frenzy has erupted over a controversial type of debt financing often used by California school districts, including Newport-Mesa, to pay for construction projects. So-called capital appreciation bonds, or CABs, have become the debt worry du jour,...
  • Commentary: Arguments against dock fees not sound

    As many residents are aware, I served on both the council ad hoc committee that reviewed tidelands rents for commercial users and the council working group that reviewed tidelands' rents for residential piers. I have been intimately involved for more than...
  • New mayor reflects on tumult, looks forward

    New mayor reflects on tumult, looks forward
    Fourth in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles. * Each Sunday the new mayor of Costa Mesa prays to God to help him forgive others, to help him not hold a grudge, to give him guidance for the week before...
  • Commentary: Unions are trying to squash Measure V

    There are 34 cities in Orange County. Using data from their audited basic financial statements, one can obtain the net unrestricted assets for governmental activities and divide it by the city's population. The result is a benchmark that can be used for...
  • Measure V opponents raise nearly $500K

    In its efforts to defeat Measure V, organized labor has continued to raise and spend far more than the proponents of the proposed city charter initiative, campaign finance records show. As of Oct. 23, the latest date for which disclosures are available,...
  • Costa Mesa fight heads into the final round

    For the "City of the Arts," the most talked-about ticket hasn't been to a Segerstrom stage; it's been to the political theater spreading from the Council Chambers off Fair Drive and beyond. Costa Mesa — population 111,000 — faces an...
  • Righeimer wants to try for another charter

    In the wake of Measure V's defeat, Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer said Wednesday that he hopes to form a citizens committee that can draft another charter initiative. He hopes the committee can hash out new charter language in time for the 2014...
  • Newport man guilty in investment schemes

    A jury convicted a Newport Beach man this week of stealing $198,000 through various investment schemes, prosecutors said. Calvin James Calvin, 48, was found guilty Monday of seven felony counts of grand theft and four felony counts of using untrue...
  • Commentary: I have my doubts about outsourcing

    I read the Feb. 9 Daily Pilot article, "Mayor pushing on with his plan," and the Feb. 7 Orange County Register editorial, "Outsourcing back in for Costa Mesa," that the Pilot article referred to, and I have several comments. The Pilot's report of Costa...
  • Commentary: Feds, city came together on dredging project

    Re. "Newport completes lower-bay dredging," Feb. 15: An article by reporter Jill Cowan in the Daily Pilot highlights the completion of the Lower Bay (Newport Harbor) dredging. As I stated in the article, it was a "long, hard road to complete the big...
  • Apodaca: We must move past blame to save education

    California is a wondrous place. From the magnificence of the Sierra Nevada to the bounties of the Central Valley to the splendor of the coastline, we are blessed with unrivaled richness and beauty. Silicon Valley has changed the way we live, and...
  • Irvine to allocate budget surplus

    Irvine's City Council will decide Tuesday what to do with a $9.3-million surplus from last fiscal year's $136-million budget. Despite projecting a $7-million budget gap for the 2011-12 fiscal year, rollover from previous years' surpluses, $4.7 million of...