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  • Mailbag: Outsourcing the jail is 'illegal,' 'misguided'

    The Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. continues to maintain it is misguided, as well as illiegal, public policy for the City Council to hand over control of its public jail to a private corporation. However, the city's employees applaud the council's...
  • Athletic facility refunding OKd

    Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees Tuesday unanimously approved refunding Costa Mesa's contribution to the creation of a sports facility at Costa Mesa High School. The decision leaves the city with no claim over the sports facility and all-...
  • Charter Committee fine-tunes language

    As of now, Costa Mesa's proposed city charter does not have language clarifying how the City Council can personally interact with city staffers over administrative affairs. The decision to leave it out came after a 5-4 vote Wednesday night by the...
  • Forecast: O.C. to add jobs at a moderate pace

    Hiring in Orange County was more robust than anticipated last year, and gains are expected to continue, according to the 2014 economic forecast released by Cal State Fullerton. An increase of 28,200 jobs is projected for 2013, a 2% increase over 1.4...
  • 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...
  • Costa Mesa selects interim finance director

    A former Orange County executive officer and budget director will be Costa Mesa's interim finance director, according to a news release issued Wednesday. Stephen Dunivent replaces Bobby Young, who left City Hall this month for a job in the private...
  • Mailbag: Oreo the swan is an island mystery

    Mailbag: Oreo the swan is an island mystery
    My friends and I spotted Oreo (as we have fondly named it because it looks like a cross between Pearl and Rupert, our former island swans) June 4 on our morning walk around Balboa Island — and subsequently on June 5, 6 and 7. It seems to favor the...
  • Commentary: Stop the charter city madness

    Just a few months ago, Costa Mesa held a charter election that cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. After hearing all the arguments, voters rejected a risky move to change our fundamental form of government. Although a resounding 60% of...
  • Schools budget gets preliminary OK

    As the school district's chief business official likes to put it, the budget has "weathered the storm" of the recession. Paul Reed, who also serves as Newport-Mesa Unified's deputy superintendent, on Tuesday presented the district's balanced,...
  • Apodaca: Admissions policies are not the real problem

    Last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding (sort of) affirmative action in higher education probably won't register a jot here in California, where race-based preferences were banned by voters in 1996. But inequality in education remains a...
  • Senior center board seeks donor's trust

    Members of the Costa Mesa Senior Center board want permission to read a section of a man's trust that set up a memorial fund to benefit the center. The request is for more specific information on whether the memorial fund can only be used to pay for...
  • Coast district to add 15 to faculty

    After years of cost cutting and stagnant hiring, the Coast Community College District will hire 15 full-time faculty members in the next school year. Board trustees have discussed increasing full-time faculty since September, when they tasked Chancellor...