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  • Teachers push for assault rifle ban

    The Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers has twice asked the school district to support tighter gun regulations, but district officials say there are no plans to address the topic while school-safety discussions continue in the wake of the Newtown, Conn.,...
  • Teachers ask for less class time

    COSTA MESA — As contract negotiations open, the teachers union has proposed reducing teaching time by 30 minutes a day in grades 4-6 and 30 minutes to an hour in grades 7-8. District officials have yet to take a formal position on the proposal, but...
  • '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...
  • Mansoor introduces bill to stop pension bargaining

    Editor's note: This adds the attribution in the third paragraph. COSTA MESA — Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, who never shied away from a policy battle as mayor of Costa Mesa, now is proposing state legislation that would remove collective bargaining...
  • 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...