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  • Commentary: We must make youth part of the conversation

    New Yorker magazine writer Tad Friend examined Costa Mesa's politics in September of 2011 and suggested that Costa Mesa was ground zero for the issues facing many cities in Orange County and across the country. But why Costa Mesa? For anyone who has...
  • City may assume some senior center functions

    The city is looking into taking over certain operational aspects of the Costa Mesa Senior Center in an attempt to keep the organization's doors open. The center's budget problems came to light after Costa Mesa published an audit in January predicting...
  • Venezia: Theater aid no blockbuster of an idea

    Venezia: Theater aid no blockbuster of an idea
    Is the Balboa Village Theatre project a go or a no? That depends on whom you talk to. Revitalization of the theater has been a lingering issue since it closed in 1992, and the nonprofit Balboa Performing Theater Arts Foundation was formed in 1996 to...
  • Commentary: High-speed rail project is a train wreck

    As a financial advisor to governments, your job is to tell sometimes hard truths about the financial implications of public plans. Governments ignore these financial consequences at the peril of taxpayers and long-term financial health. Unfortunately,...
  • 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...
  • County plans Santa Ana River improvements

    Orange County is planning to receive about $83.2 million in federal money over the next two years to fund watershed and flood-control projects, including the massive Santa Ana River Mainstem Project, county officials said. While the president and...
  • Pimco trustee assails exec's salary

    Pimco trustee assails exec's salary
    A longtime trustee for Newport Beach's $1.9-trillion Pimco funds lashed out at the reported $200-million annual salary of Bill Gross, the billionaire bond guru who co-founded the giant money manager in 1971 and remains its chief investment officer. "You...
  • Moorlach aims to make COIN ordinance countywide

    Costa Mesa's Civic Openness in Negotiations, or COIN, ordinance could soon be tested on a bigger stage, Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach said Tuesday. Near the end of this week's board of supervisors meeting, he told colleagues that he hopes to...
  • Costa Mesa Senior Center board to discuss city takeover

    Costa Mesa Senior Center board members could take steps during a special meeting Friday to hand over significant financial responsibility to the city. The senior center's financial turmoil came to light in January, when the city published an audit...
  • Irvine Council approves budget, term limits measure

    Presented with operating costs of just over $157 million for the coming fiscal year, the Irvine City Council voted unanimously in favor of its second straight balanced budget proposal. The 2014-15 proposal presented earlier this week reflects an...
  • Council set to vote on $140-million budget

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to adopt a $140-million budget that includes about $19 million worth of capital-improvement projects. Funding for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which begins in July, marks an increase of 6.3%, or $8.3...
  • Mailbag: Costa Mesa should add to reserve funds

    After reading Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer's commentary, "City is gaining on its most serious issues" (May 28), I had to comment on some omissions. Righeimer likes to take credit for the improved city budget, but he fails to mention that an improved...