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  • Community Commentary: Collective bargaining not a bargain for Costa Mesa residents

    Collective bargaining. Sounds innocuous, doesn't it? After all, it's just a term for when a bunch of nice people get together, form a union or association, and then lend each other their group authority and the weight of their numbers to extract...
  • It's A Gray Area: When it comes to our failings, pick a card

    Yes, our great country has some problems. But there is nothing going on today that could not be addressed and resolved by good proactive leadership. In this case, I define leadership as identifying and addressing a problem area from a human and economic...
  • Mailbag: An open letter from new schools chief

    It is with respect and commitment that I have accepted the responsibility and confidence that you have entrusted in me to serve as the interim superintendent and to facilitate the process for the selection of a new permanent superintendent for the...
  • Commentary: 'Prevailing wages' not relevant to charter debate

    Re "Commentary: I provoked 'near riot' at council meeting," Feb. 18: Kevin Dayton wrote a letter in the Daily Pilot promoting himself as a principal with the self-styled Dayton Policy Institute in Sacramento. He professes to be some kind of authority...
  • Costa Mesa attorneys use union president's testimony

    In a lawsuit filed by a city employee union seeking to block proposed layoffs, Costa Mesa defense attorneys used some recent sworn deposition of the union's president to assert that parts of the lawsuit should be dismissed. Attorneys from the Jones Day...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Employee group is polarizing the community

    My neighbors and I are outraged by the actions of the Orange County Employees Assn. The straw has broken the camel's back. Enough is enough. We read that the city's employee union hired a private detective to interrogate minors without their parents...
  • Union agrees to work with committees

    COSTA MESA — City employees have reluctantly agreed to participate in the newly formed Contracting Committees that will review Costa Mesa services before city Chief Executive Tom Hatch opens them up for bidding from outside groups. In a letter to...
  • Fallen SEAL to be honored [corrected]

    Christopher Burkhardt and K.C. Fockler never got to meet Stephen Matthew "Matt" Mills, but they plan to thank the fallen Navy SEAL on the tennis court. The two members of the Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach are organizing a benefit tournament,...
  • Mailbag: Don't leave elections up to Madison Avenue

    In his initial years as president, Barack Obama was quick to blame all of our failures on George Bush. But after three years in office, he takes none of the credit/blame for our financial woes, high unemployment, low wages and our involvement —...
  • School board to vote on budget, union contract

    COSTA MESA — The Newport-Mesa Unified school board on Tuesday night is slated to vote on a final $255-million budget that maintains programs and employee salaries. Nearly 85%, or $198.8 million, of the budget consists of employee salaries and...