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  • Debate tackles topics of the day

    COSTA MESA — Thursday night's Feet to the Fire Forum, a candidates' debate organized by Orange County media, began with an issue right out of recent headlines: Planning Commissioner Jim Righeimer's decision to get out of his car during a DUI...
  • Debate addresses school facilities, programs

    Debate addresses school facilities, programs
    Editor's note: This adds the names of the other candidates in the photo caption. COSTA MESA — A popular after-school program, sports fields and quality of education were discussed Wednesday night at a candidate forum hosted by a local nonprofit....
  • Police air Righeimer's past

    COSTA MESA — The Costa Mesa Police Assn. ratcheted up its rhetoric against City Council candidate Jim Righeimer on Tuesday by launching a website critical of his financial woes in the 1990s and his record as a city planning commissioner. Paid...
  • Community Commentary: Fiscal future lies with the unions

    The Orange County Register's Watchdog column recently stated that, based on the State Auditor Controller's report, every city in Orange County generated a profit, except for one: Costa Mesa. "Facts are stubborn things," the saying goes. Fiscally...
  • Mailbag: Next time, talk to watch commander

    Well congratulations to Jimmy Righeimer. Once again he found a way to get a free political ad from the Daily Pilot ("Incident about union's dislike for me," Sept. 26). I'm still amazed that for so long he wrote columns for your paper that were nothing...
  • District to oppose Prop. 19

    COSTA MESA — The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education is poised to adopt a resolution Tuesday opposing the statewide legalization of marijuana. The school board also is expected to ratify a one-year contract for 1,200 teachers....
  • Newport Beach Firefighters Assn. endorses Hill

    The Newport Beach Firefighters Assn. has endorsed Rush Hill for Newport Beach's Third District City Council seat, association officials confirmed Tuesday. "He's been involved in community projects, groups and committees for over 30 years," said...
  • 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...
  • District, union reach agreement

    COSTA MESA — The Newport-Mesa Unified school board on Tuesday night approved a one-year contract with the teachers union but also outlined issues with the state budget expected to impact the district. The Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers...
  • Nguyen criticizes Mansoor's contract vote

    COSTA MESA — Phu Nguyen, the Democratic Assembly candidate for the 68th District, is blasting his opponent, Mayor Allan Mansoor, for voting against amendments to an employee contract that will save the city more than $600,000. "It's very...
  • Mailbag: Where are all the quality candidates?

    My purpose here is to give you my view of one of Costa Mesa's City Council candidates, Jim Righeimer, and to comment on what I view as the continuing downfall of a once great city. I read about the DUI checkpoint debate, which was started by Righeimer...
  • Unions endorse Nguyen

    Editor's note: This corrects the spelling of Orange County sheriff's deputies. COSTA MESA — Members of local public safety unions on Monday stood alongside businessman Phu Nguyen at TeWinkle Park to announce that they support his candidacy for...