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  • Pimco's El-Erian unexpectedly resigns

    Pimco's El-Erian unexpectedly resigns
    From an office tower overlooking the sumptuous Fashion Island mall in Newport Beach, Mohamed El-Erian sat atop a massive treasure trove of wealth as chief executive of Pimco. Soft-spoken and cerebral, El-Erian presided over a financial juggernaut that...
  • The Crowd: Stars on crusade against cancer

    The Crowd: Stars on crusade against cancer
    When it comes to charitable event fundraising in the O.C., one woman rises to the top of the "A" list. Lil Spitzer, the ultra-glamorous blonde, is part showgirl, part CEO and part velvet bulldozer. You just don't say "no" to Spitzer, who once again, on...
  • Save or spend? City has $7.1-million surplus

    A cautious Costa Mesa council is urging that the city not spend all of a $7.1-million budget surplus and instead shore up its reserves. Three of the five council members met Tuesday — Mayor Jim Righeimer and Councilman Gary Monahan were absent...
  • Lower property taxes for Costa Mesa?

    A member of the committee tasked with drawing up a charter for Costa Mesa has an idea for the document, and he knows it's a controversial one: Allow the city to gradually give up and not collect its slice of property taxes. This could be done...
  • Special Report: 60th party cost nearly $400,000, documents show

    Costa Mesa's 60th anniversary celebration has so far cost close to $400,000, significantly more than the initial $315,000 estimate to produce the event, according to a year's worth of public records reviewed by the Daily Pilot. The total cost —...
  • 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...
  • 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...