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  • 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...
  • Coast brings back intersession classes

    For the first time in four years, the Coast Community College District will host winter intersession classes and expand spring course options at its three colleges. Intersession, the semester between the fall and spring terms, was eliminated in 2009...
  • Mailbag: Costa Mesa needs emergency shelter

    Local agencies are putting forth a fantastic effort at addressing many of the homeless issues affecting our community, but Costa Mesa needs some sort of emergency-shelter system. Our community friends can receive at least one meal a day from Save Our...
  • Water district considers rate increase

    The Mesa Water District is scheduled to hold a public hearing and vote Thursday on a proposed rate increase. District officials said the bulk of the five-year, phased-in increase will address costs associated with the repair and replacement of pipes,...
  • Commentary: Why I rejected a legislative pay raise

    A number of my colleagues received a taxpayer-funded pay increase, which took effect Dec. 2, to compensate them for their legislative duties. I did not. I have decided to reject a 5.3% pay increase for legislators, which was granted by the California...
  • Mesa Water board OKs rate hikes

    Mesa Water District board members Thursday approved a series of rate increases, contending that the extra revenue will be needed as district expenses continue to rise and capital improvement projects costing millions take shape. The board voted 4 to 1...
  • For Coast, it's all about growth

    Coast Community College District has some growing to do if it wants to continue to beef up its budget in future years, according to a presentation made to district trustees. Andy Dunn, vice chancellor of finance and administrative services, kicked off...