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  • 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,...
  • Costa Mesa fight heads into the final round

    For the "City of the Arts," the most talked-about ticket hasn't been to a Segerstrom stage; it's been to the political theater spreading from the Council Chambers off Fair Drive and beyond. Costa Mesa — population 111,000 — faces an...
  • 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: A vote for the '3Ms' is a vote against unions

    Costa Mesa voters have a clear and simple choice this election. Vote for the 3M candidates: Councilman Steve Mensinger, Planning Commission Chair Colin McCarthy and myself, Councilman Gary Monahan. We believe in public employee pension reform and...
  • 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...
  • Union, district reach agreement

    COSTA MESA — The Newport Mesa Federation of Teachers has reached a tentative pact with the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, agreeing to a one-year contract in which there will be no raises and no work furloughs, said Kimberly Claytor, the...
  • Righeimer, police disagree over DUI checkpoint schedule

    COSTA MESA — The city attorney's office is looking into a disagreement between Planning Commission Chairman Jim Righeimer and police over whether it was a good idea to stage a driving under the influence checkpoint on a busy street during rush...
  • State police union to endorse Nguyen over Mansoor

    COSTA MESA — Cops are known for sticking together, but apparently politics can divide them. The California Statewide Law Enforcement Assn., which represents more than 7,000 public safety employees, has endorsed businessman Phu Nguyen over Costa...
  • City: To chip in, or not to?

    COSTA MESA — In an effort to help close the budget deficit, City Hall executives are considering whether to pay for a portion of their medical premiums next year. Costa Mesa covers the medical premiums for its five City Council members and 21...