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  • 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...
  • Possible move for police?

     Possible move for police?
    West Newport could become home to the Newport Beach Police Department's new headquarters, Mayor Rush Hill told the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. But no specific sites are under consideration, he explained, as the city begins to...
  • Senior center board dissects audit

    Board members and staff of the Costa Mesa Senior Center met Tuesday morning to formally discuss a recently released independent audit forecasting a "fiscal crisis" at the facility. After some 90 minutes of discussion, the board voted to formalize in...
  • $360 is the new fee for excessive calls to police

    Following a vote Tuesday by the Costa Mesa City Council, some motel owners in the city could find themselves wondering whether a call to the police to report rowdy guests or criminal activity is worth the $360 it could cost them for taking up officers'...
  • 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...