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  • Costa Mesa recognized for its budgeting

    Costa Mesa recently received one of North America's highest honors for municipal budgeting, the city announced in a news release Friday. The Government Finance Officers Assn. recognized Costa Mesa's fiscal year 2012-13 budget document with a...
  • City's retirement burden tallied

    It was almost 11 p.m. Tuesday, nearly five hours after the start of the Costa Mesa City Council meeting, when the discussion turned to a touchy subject: pension obligations. That's when the "big boogeyman" of a number, as the city's Pension Oversight...
  • 12,000 and counting like 'Newport Beach'

    12,000 and counting like 'Newport Beach'
    "I Love Newport Beach" was intended as an experiment. The Facebook page so named, which was unveiled in September 2011, was meant to be Newport Beach resident Tony Shaw's social media training. "I wanted to practice on something that nobody would see so...
  • County releases balanced budget

    Orange County has released its recommended budget for the upcoming fiscal year, with officials highlighting the document's balance and, well, lack of excitement. After weathering several years of financial volatility since 2008, county Chief Financial...
  • Last call for Newport Beach Restaurant Week?

    Last call for Newport Beach Restaurant Week?
    The fate of Newport Beach Restaurant Week has been called into question. In its current financial state, the Newport Beach Restaurant Assn. Business Improvement District cannot support the annual event, President Jim Walker told council members Tuesday....
  • The secret life of Mr. Engelhardt

    The secret life of Mr. Engelhardt
    By all rights, this interview shouldn't be that interesting. The subject teaches biology and environmental sciences at Irvine Valley College, and he plans to parlay his side passion — acoustic guitar — into a concert on campus to raise money...
  • 60th anniversary documents released

    Citing cost overruns and apparent disregard for procedures, Costa Mesa officials said Thursday that the city's 60th anniversary party last summer ended up about $84,000 in the hole. The three-day "60 & Fabulous" celebration cost some $518,000 —...
  • Art or cheaper hotels?

    Just as understanding art falls to a matter of perspective, so too does deciding how to fund it. Two Newport Beach council members disagree about whether to spend a possible $150,000 annual allocation on the arts – as the giver intended – or...
  • Commentary: O.C. is positioned to withstand drought

    Gov. Jerry Brown recently declared a drought state of emergency. His proclamation gives state water officials more flexibility to manage the supply throughout California under drought conditions. This announcement should not come as a surprise to...
  • City: Reforms are on the way following 60th investigation

    City: Reforms are on the way following 60th investigation
    For the city of Costa Mesa's part, the investigation into what went wrong during its 60th anniversary celebration last summer seems to be over, but for others, it's gaining new momentum and renewed interest. Citing the matter as an ongoing and...
  • Proposal to tackle Costa Mesa's pension debt to be considered

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday will consider a plan to take a small bite out of its pension debt by making a series of early payments that could save the city $12 million. By paying $25 million to fire department employees' pension fund faster...
  • Grand jury charges man with stealing investment money

    A Newport Beach man allegedly secured millions of dollars in investments for his company and instead blew the money gambling in Las Vegas, according to a grand jury indictment. William Knox is charged with six counts of wire fraud for taking loans to...