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  • Commentary: Property tax split would drive business from state

    As the California Legislature adjourned for the year this past week, ominous clouds began to appear on the horizon, casting a shadow over the fiscal future of our state. Los Angeles joined San Francisco and more than 80 cities and school districts to...
  • Coast College district sees budget increase for second year

    The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $243 million budget — about $5 million higher than last year's spending plan. The 2014-15 budget, which Vice Chancellor Andy Dunn presented to the board Tuesday night,...
  • Biz News: Firehouse Subs opening in Costa Mesa

    A fast-casual sandwich chain is scheduled to open in Costa Mesa next week. Firehouse Subs will open Monday at 2701 Harbor Blvd., in the Mesa Verde Center anchored by Vons, according to a news release. It is the Jacksonville, Fla.-based chain's first...
  • Commentary: Setting the record straight on toll lanes

    Much has been written recently about the Caltrans proposal to require tolls on the new lane improvements to the 405 Freeway, and not all of it has been accurate, so I want to set the record straight. I oppose Caltrans' efforts to dictate toll policy...
  • Commentary: Pact with employees will save Costa Mesa millions

    During our two City Council meetings in September, the public will get to weigh in on the merits of a labor agreement that our general employees recently ratified. After that, the City Council will vote on whether to approve it. It took more than a...
  • Commentary: Some FAQs about Costa Mesa pension liabilities

    Editor's note: Attorneys John Stephens and Tim Sesler, two members of Costa Mesa's Pension Oversight Committee, asked the Daily Pilot to publish the panel's findings and recommendations. The committee put together a series of three articles, titled...
  • Commentary: Prepayment of debt would trigger financial penalties

    There is an old saying: "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." In the recent candidate forums, we have seen candidates display ignorance of the facts that would be truly expensive to all Newport Beach residents. Fact No. 1: Newport Beach'...
  • Union disputes district claims

    The Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers has issued a letter denying the school district's claims that the union was responsible for the elimination of a science enrichment program at Kaiser Elementary School in Costa Mesa. Kimberly Claytor, federation...
  • Apodaca: Big changes are ahead in 2014

    2014 promises to be an eventful year in education. Big changes are underway in everything from the way students are taught to the funding formula. The progression of technology and emerging social concerns will have a profound impact on learning. The...
  • Senior center headed for 'fiscal crisis'

    It was a lavish evening at the posh Center Club, a Gatsby-themed affair 10 months in the making. The private, South Coast Metro venue was replete with flappers, generous silent-auction gift baskets, live music, a faux casino and hors d'oeuvres. Nearly...
  • City won't forgo its share of property tax

    As it looks now, the proposed charter for the city of Costa Mesa won't include giving up the city's share of property tax. Charter Committee member Hank Panian's seemingly radical idea to gradually forfeit the revenue — which, in turn, would...
  • Commentary: Extend unemployment benefits, our 'safety net'

    Imagine getting laid off from your job and struggling to support your family. Your first thoughts: How will you make rent or keep up with your mortgage payment? How will you buy groceries and pay the utility bills? Thankfully, unemployment benefits...