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  • Commentary: Measure V only 'scary' to labor officials

    Re. "Vote out incumbents, oppose Measure V," Forum, Charles Mooney (Aug. 17): The misinformation campaign about the proposed Costa Mesa charter is well underway. Mr. Mooney's letter references no-bid contracts, one of a series of buzz words and phrases...
  • Commentary: Tactics from the union playbook stay the same

    The game has been rigged for years! Current public employees can typically retire at age 50 or 55 with as much as 90% of their pay and lifetime medical coverage after 30 years of service. Some have nothing to do. So while the rest of us are still working...
  • Mailbag: Stop attacking the labor unions

    Re. "Commentary: Tactics from the union playbook stay the same," (Aug. 29): An odd incident that may or may not have any connection whatsoever to any labor union is being hyped to promote an insidious antiunion agenda. Even if one were to accept,...
  • Harlan: Exploiting DUI call harms Costa Mesans

    Does anything more need to be said or written about the bizarre incident involving Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer and the 911 call alleging his erratic driving as he made his way home from Skosh Monahan's the evening of Aug. 22? Unfortunately,...
  • Cassity: Don't listen to 'enviro-wackos' about oil

    Gas prices, as this is written, are $4.69 for regular. In Northern California, it's as much as a buck more. If you own an SUV, a pickup or a large family sedan, this means more than $100 to fill up. Elections have consequences. This is just one of them....
  • Measure V becomes a six-figure battle

    When it comes to Costa Mesa's charter ballot initiative, organized labor so far has raised more and outspent its opposition, campaign finance records show. As of Sept. 30, the latest information available, the Orange County Employees Assn. and others...
  • Measure V opponents raise nearly $500K

    In its efforts to defeat Measure V, organized labor has continued to raise and spend far more than the proponents of the proposed city charter initiative, campaign finance records show. As of Oct. 23, the latest date for which disclosures are available,...
  • Mailbag: McCarthy favors a flawed city charter

    I am always disappointed when I read a letter on the Forum page by Costa Mesa City Council candidate and Planning Commission Chairman Colin McCarthy, his most recent being "Candidate is wrong about charter cities (July 10)," and now I see what a...
  • Commentary: In this scenario, Goliath is the unions

    Wendy Leece, my City Council colleague, recently wrote about the "grassroots movement" that's formed to oppose the proposed city charter and improvement it brings. Let me take her assertions one by one. "It is truly a David vs. Goliath battle about...
  • Wu: Drama in the 74th District race

    OK, before I get started, let me start with some disclaimers. First, before you say how horrible a reporter I am, I am not a reporter. I'm an opinion columnist who writes what I believe. Got it? Second, I've known Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa...
  • Teamsters protest non-union shuttle service

    Teamsters marched outside of John Wayne Airport on Wednesday to protest a new charter shuttle service, Silverado Stages, a non-union company. Shuttle services were previously provided by organized labor. Some workers have switched over to the new...
  • Fire union contract changes approved

    COSTA MESA — The City Council has approved amendments to the firefighters' employee contract, which will save more than $600,000 over 12 months. The Costa Mesa Firefighters Assn. did not have to re-open its contract, but the firefighters did so in...