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  • Newport budget aims to save $9M

    The Newport Beach City Council slashed the city's deficit from $11.7 million to $2.7 million when it adopted its 2010-2011 fiscal year budget Tuesday night. Through contract negotiations with employees' unions, by instituting an early-retirement...
  • Police unions strike money-saving deal

    Newport Beach's two police department unions have reached contractual deals with the city that could save it $225,000 over the next two years, pending City Council approval, officials announced Friday. The agreements freeze police department salaries...
  • 'He was completely fair, honest and sincere'

    'He was completely fair, honest and sincere'
    COSTA MESA — The first principal of Estancia High School was eulogized Fridays as a stoic man who loved to teach and administer. He was also remembered as an Oklahoman who, as a child, would put a handkerchief over his face and trudge through...
  • The man named Mansoor

    The man named Mansoor
    COSTA MESA — When the taco truck blaring "La Cucaracha" would roll down his street, Allan Mansoor thought less about lunch and more about the song's title, "The Cockroach." He felt the so-called "roach coaches" were proliferating and changing the...
  • Lobdell: Poor execution of an idea worth considering

    March Madness has already hit Costa Mesa. In a dizzying, four-day span beginning Feb. 25, the council placed a last-minute item on its agenda that proposed sending pink slips to nearly half of the city's employees. The only information given to the...
  • Some afraid to speak up at UC Irvine

    Editor's note: This updated version changes a description of UC Irvine student Hadeer Soliman's demeanor. IRVINE — It was like any other day at UC Irvine's Cross-Cultural Center, a hub where campus groups congregate for official events or just...
  • Editorial: City outsourcing plan warrants consideration

    From the viewpoint of a policy wonk, Costa Mesa could be the most interesting city in Orange County right now. The old "Hub of the Harbor" is now on the cutting edge of an ambitious plan to reshape how a municipality delivers services. And, if the...
  • Group wants people to follow the money

    COSTA MESA — Most in the room wanted to know how it came to this. The NCAA men's basketball Championship Tournament was on TV. Half of the place was roaring as Arizona upset Duke. But what made nearly 100 Costa Mesa residents ignore the Sweet...
  • Union ad targets Costa Mesa mayor

    COSTA MESA— Election season may be over but a group of Costa Mesa residents and the county employee union have set their sights on the city's mayor by airing a critical ad on local TV and online. In the one-minute spot, paid for by the Orange...
  • Letters From the Editor: Let's talk about Costa Mesa's future

    Costa Mesa is in the public policy fight of the decade. And that's saying something for a town that has seen bitter battles in recent years over illegal immigration, day laborers, medical marijuana dispensaries and, of course, the fairgrounds. For those...
  • Newport considers laying off 25 workers

    NEWPORT BEACH — In a move to stave off rising pension costs and save money for capital improvement projects, Newport Beach officials may lay off 25 workers and eliminate 30 vacant positions. City Manager Dave Kiff proposed cuts Thursday that...
  • Mailbag: A few things contributed to city's problems

    Who's to blame for Costa Mesa's woes? The bloggers are out in full force, blaming the current City Council for all of the problems with the budget. They are vilifying the current City Council, but there are numerous parties at fault in this scenario....