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  • CCCD to add 23 full timers

    In a move that optimistically signals the end of difficult budget years for higher education, Coast Community College District voted to add 23 new full-time faculty members to its colleges by the fall. Staff reports during last week's study session...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...